Imagine a life where you have no say, no voice and no choice. Now imagine being housebound in a foreign land, where people speak a language you don’t understand and lead a way of life very different from your own.
At the Lutheran church in Pasadena, Adelaide, worship services are bilingual, drawing on music, language and contributions from African, Persian and Indonesian people. It’s a sign of things to come for our multi-ethnic, multi-cultural church.
Australia first observed ‘Harmony Day’ on 21 March 1999. Carrying the message ‘Everyone belongs’, Harmony Day encourages Australians of all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds to participate in their community, get to know one other, and understand and trust each other, respecting our cultural and religious differences. Acknowledging each other and our diversity helps us… Read more
Since 1999, Australia has celebrated 21 March each year as Harmony Day. The promotions say ‘Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s cultural and religious diversity. It is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone’. We associate the word harmony most often with music. Harmony comes about when different notes, voices or musical instruments come… Read more