Inter-Faith Dialogue and Cooperation

The Australian Baha’i Community is a regular organiser of and participant in interfaith dialogue and projects in Australia.

We are a member of the Australian Partnership of Religious Organisations and many other inter-faith networks and organisations.
For decades, we have welcomed leaders and representatives of other faith communities to read from their scriptures during the services held at the Baha’i House of Worship in Sydney. We also happily accept invitations to participate with other faiths in their events.
The Australian Baha’i Community was an active supporter of the Parliament of the World’s Religions held in Melbourne in December 2009.
Our active role in interfaith dialogue is in accord with Baha’u’llah’s call to associate with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship. We feel a sense of harmony with other religious communities because we believe all the revealed faiths originate from the same Source (God) and are essentially one.
We think that religious prejudice is one of the last great barriers dividing humanity against itself. Therefore, we try to live up to our obligation, as religious leaders and communities, to work to overcome prejudice and recognise that spiritual life constitutes one unbounded reality, equally accessible to everyone.
Our views on interfaith relations and the role of faith leaders and communities are set out further in our statements and submissions.