School Chaplain and student meet after 40 years at Interfaith Conference

40 YEARS ON !

In the early 1970's Garth Read was chaplain at the Brisbane Boys' College in Queensland, Australia.  At this same time Andrew Dutney was a lower secondary school student at the school.

 As part of the  "Religious Education" program Garth organised excursions to various religious communities and institutions.  Included in these excursions was a visit to the Holland Park Mosque on a Friday for Jumma Prayer.

In April 2013 Garth and Andrew met again for the first time since they left BBC over 40 years ago.

This occurred at the Al-Faisal College, Auburn, Sydney, Australia.  On this occasion  15 Uniting Church ministers from different Australian States spent a day in discussion with 15 leading Muslin Imams and scholars.

The discussions centered around the theme: To Love God, To Love Neighbors and to Love Australia.

This time, Andrew as the National President of the Uniting Church in Australia led the Uniting Church ministers and Garth was a participating friend and colleague.

 

 

 

Tags: Religious Education, School Chaplains, Uniting Church, Andrew Dutney, Garth Read, Muslim Scholars, Interfaith Dialogue

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