History

The Regional Interfaith Network (RIN) website was established in Melbourne, Australia in December 2010 following a unanimous recommendation made at the 5th Regional Interfaith Dialogue held in Perth, 2009. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia, sought proposals from various institutions to establish and maintain the Regional Interfaith Website and subsequently awarded the project to the following consortium:

Australian Multicultural Foundation

The organization was established in 1989 to promote a strong commitment to Australia as one people drawn from many cultures.

www.amf.net.au

Religions For Peace

Formerly known as the World Conference of Religions for Peace (Australia) is Australia’s largest community based organization working for inter-religious harmony and social cohesion.

http://religionsforpeaceaustralia.org.au/

The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne

Founded in 2000 as an educational and cultural non-profit organization whose mission is to promote understanding and respect among the world’s religious and spiritual communities.

www.interfaithcentre.org.au

Islamic Council of Victoria

The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) is the peak body for Muslim organizations in Victoria. Among the ICV’s many aims is the promotion of understanding, co-operation, tolerance and respect between all faiths.

www.icv.org.au

The consortium thanks the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for the initial resources to establish this website.