The Australian Intercultural Society (AIS) is hosting an online panel discussion on how to find the strength to get through this pandemic. Featuring Archbishop Peter A Comensoli and Associate Professor Salih Yucel (Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilization, Charles Sturt University), and moderated by Makiz Ansari (RV Coordinator, Amity College).
The pandemic has presented us with many challenges that have impeded our ability to achieve our goals. We are going to move forward from these lockdowns to a new normal of life which will present new sets of challenges. As we know, life is a constant struggle with a pursuit to being better individuals, resilient yet caring for ourselves and others in society. How do we as individuals and collectively, who profess to be people of faith, find the strength to get through this pandemic? Are we hopeful for our future, considering pandemics and unexpected disruptions could unexpectedly pop up and change the way we live our lives? The new normal may be to live with uncertainty and constant change, so how do we remain steadfast in our respective faiths and belief in God? How could we inspire our faith communities to give individuals who are losing hope the shot of optimism they need?
The Australian Intercultural Society (AIS) is a not for profit organisation that has been operating in Melbourne since 2000 with the aims of promoting multiculturalism and fostering intercultural and interfaith dialogue.