Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Building Bridges across Cultures

Australia’s Immigration Minister, Amanda Vanstone, opened the Harmony Day Expo at the Adelaide Secondary School of English yesterday; preaching tolerance and cultural diversity.

Furthermore, the foundation for a new sensibility between Muslims and non-Muslims was laid, so to speak, when the Al-Khalil mosque in Woodville, South Australia, held an open day ceremony for all Australians - a deliberate attempt to build bridges across cultures.

It was a big “Do” for Harmony Day 2006. And a positive stroke for cultural diversity in the land Down Under.

Nationally though, about 300,000 Australians celebrated the Harmony Day with 5000 different events; promoting the social, cultural and economic benefits of multiculturalism.
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