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Social Cohesion & Inclusion National Conference 2020

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The Australian Baha’i Community warmly invites representatives of NGOs, religious and cultural communities, the media, academia, gender equality organisations, youth networks, think tanks, institutions and government to attend the 2020 Social Cohesion and Inclusion Conference held online, with 90 minute sessions each day. Registration will allow access to all sessions.

Keynote Speakers Include: 

  • Her Excellency the Hon. Margaret Beazley AC QC - Governor of New South Wales
  • Dr Anne Aly MP - Member of the House of Representative
  • Rev. Tim Costello - Chair of the Community Council of Australia
  • Dr Brian Adams - Director of the Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University

The conference will explore the settings, approaches, methods and experiences that will guide our country to foster greater social cohesion and inclusion into the future. It is an opportunity for all to reflect on advances, lessons learnt and obstacles to social cohesion in Australia.

We will officially launch the ‘Creating an Inclusive Narrative’ publication, which is the culmination of nationwide roundtable consultations held over the past year. You can purchase a hard copy of this publication at the checkout.


Monday 16th of November - 11:00am - 12:30pm (AEDT)

Opening & Official Launch of Creating an Inclusive Narrative Publication

Keynote Addresses:

  • Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales - The Role of Leadership in Strengthening Social Cohesion
  • Dr Brian Adams - Director, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University - The End of the Age of Tolerance

Tuesday 17th of November - 11:00am - 12:30pm (AEDT)

Panel - Reflection on Creating an Inclusive Narrative & Pathways for Action 

  • Amy Churchouse - Founder, Good Karma Effect
  • Dr. Chrisanthi Giotis - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Media Transition, UTS
  • Dr. Zeny Edwards OAM - Committee Member, Australian Council for Human Rights Education
  • Dr Kirk Zwangobani - Chair, ACT Multicultural Advisory Council

Followed by breakout discussions.

Wednesday 18th of November - 3:30pm - 5:00pm (AEDT)

Keynote Address:

  • Dr. Anne Aly MP - The Impact of the Pandemic on Social Cohesion

Followed by breakout discussions. 

Thursday 19th of November  - 11:00am - 12:30pm (AEDT) 

Presentation - Social and Economic Inequalities

  • Rev. Tim Costello - Chair of the Community Council of Australia

Followed by breakout discussions.

Friday 20th of November  - 11:00am - 12:30pm (AEDT)

Panel - Social Cohesion and the Future We Want 


  • Hugh Riminton - National Affairs Editor with Network 10 Author, Journalist & Social Commentator


  • Dr. Zeny Edwards - Vice-president and Director for Community Engagement, World Citizens Association of Australia
  • Ray Minniecon - Pastor
  • Ida Walker - Director of Public Discourse, Australian Baha'i Community
  • Prof. Stephen Pickard - Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
  • Jane Jeffes - Independent Producer, Director and Writer; former EP at ABC Religion & Ethics and co-founder of War On Slavery
  • Dr Brian Adams - Director, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University

See highlights from the 2019 Social Cohesion Conference

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