|WALK SUCCESS BUOYS CATHOLIC MULTICULTURAL CONFERENCE HOPES|
The success of last weekend's Reconciliation Walk across Sydney Harbour Bridge has given a sense of purpose to a forthcoming conference on multiculturalism, according to the Director of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office, Fr John Murphy.
He said: "This weekend's Walk for Reconciliation clearly indicated the desire by the people of Australia to put aside differences and attain unity in our society - I believe the same mood surrounds multiculturalism in Australia."
The Migrant and Refugee Office, together with the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, is organising 'Building Bridges', which will take place in Sydney at the beginning of July.
It aims to bring together people of all faiths dedicated to breaking down the multicultural divides within Australian society.
"The Conference will aim to share positive aspects undertaken by various communities trying to find remedies for social problems linked to multiculturalism at the local level," said Fr Murphy.