STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Here at the Manningham Interfaith Network we are here to foster harmonious relationships between all people within the City of Manningham and to support all spheres of government in promoting responsible citizenship and peaceful co-existence.
AIMS OF THE NETWORK
TO document the abilities of faith communities to live and work together in peace and goodwill.
TO promote the advancement of mutual
understanding and respect of one another’s beliefs, cultures and traditions.
TO provide an environment in
which the differing faiths
can support each other.
THE GOLDEN RULES
If your eyes be turned towards justice choose for your neighbour that which you would choose for yourself.
Treat all creatures as you would like to be treated.
Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
This is the essence of morality: Do not do to others which if done to you would cause you pain.
No one of you is a believer until you desire for your neighbour that which you desire for yourself.
What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour – that is the basic law, all the rest is commentary.
Do as you desire goodness for yourself as you cannot expect tasty fruits if you sow thorny trees.
COMMON STATEMENT OF THE FAITH COMMUNITIES
City of Manningham.
WE offer to the City of Manningham our common commitment to seek to live together in peace and goodwill.
WE further affirm this same commitment to the promotion and advancement of mutual respect and understanding of one another’s beliefs, cultures and traditions.
THIS desire arises not only from our common humanity but also from our being people of faith and people of prayer.
WE recognise that as neighbours, we have responsibilities to the community, the world and ourselves. We therefore urge all citizens, both religious and non-religious, to put aside intolerances, biases, prejudices and divisiveness, to attain peaceful and fruitful co-existence in our City.