Australia is a nation that comprise of people of different cultural and religious backgrounds. It is thus of utmost importance that interfaith dialogue and cross cultural relations are enhanced to promote peace and harmony within diverse multi-faith communities in Australia. More concrete efforts must be undertaken to strengthene the social fabric of Australia. As such, interfaith relationships of mutual trust and acceptance are therefore not just desirable accompaniments of dialogue but are necessities that are indispensable for mutual understanding.
Bluestar Intercultural Centre was established with the intention of playing a part in this cause. Our aim is to promote the harmony of Australia's diverse cultural values at both the national and international level, to promote and foster harmonious relations between faith communities in Australian society. We seek to encourage members of the different communities to promote high ethical standards in business, industry, professions, public duties and private endeavors. We have and will continue to raise public awareness on social justice issues and organize events such as international conferences focusing on inter-civilizational dialogues and issues of social cohesion. BIC has also been a leading advocate of arts festivals particularly that associated with Turkish culture. BIC will continue to organize church visits, joint interfaith projects and various other public events to enhance relations between our members and the larger Australian nation.
Abul Celil Gelim, Executive Director Bluestar Intercultural Centre