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Year 10 Building Bridges

The Building Bridges program continues for a group of Year 10 students with interesting, challenging and exciting conversations to deepen our understanding of different faith traditions. Schools from Muslim, Jewish and various Christian backgrounds meet a number of times across the year to engage with each other in the spirit of sharing and understanding each other’s religious beliefs and practices.

The Creative Day on Wednesday, 18 July was an absolute highlight and featured a prayerful service led by students of Melbourne Grammar in their beautiful chapel and an aboriginal fire ceremony in the Botanical Gardens on a sunny winter’s afternoon. We journeyed into the ancestral lands of the Koolin nation and explored their rich and thriving culture on an Indigenous walk. We experienced a traditional smoking ceremony with an Indigenous guide and discovered traditional uses of plants for food, tools and medicine.

Great conversation and a delicious lunch of pizza were shared after a morning of interfaith activities based on dialogue which led to strengthened friendships and a sense that commonality was much stronger than difference. A real Community of Inquiry helped unpack some of the big questions in our world in a respectful and open environment.

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