By Tanaka Nyamvura
“Our Community, a world in one city” was the theme for Greater Dandenong’s Combined Schools Interfaith Gathering.
Now in its 10th year, more than 500 students, teachers and parents from across the municipality gathered at Springvale Town Hall on Tuesday 23 October.
In a delightful explosion of religious diversity, two representatives from each school gave a brief overview of the different world religions and what they believe.
Held on the closest Tuesday to United Nations Day, the event kicked off with a digeridoo recital by Dave Dryden.
It was followed by songs, dances and films by students on the theme from each of the attending schools.
Some of the religious leaders present were from Aboriginal, Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, Sathya Sai and Brahma Kumaris religious traditions.
The gathering was hosted by the Greater Dandenong Interfaith Network.