Uniting and Dividing Humanity
The role politics and religion play
"Permanent good can never be
outcome of untruth and violence"
Kathryn Kelly, Fleur Nassery Bonnin, Osman Bakar, Maire Sheehan, Paul White
The Australian Centre for Sufism and Irfanic Studies presented a
special Sunday afternoon gathering with international and
local academics, spiritual and community leaders including:
Professor Osman Bakar, Professor
at the Centre for Muslim - Christian Understanding, Georgetown
University Washington, USA. He has also served as Deputy Vice
Chancellor/Vice President of Academics and is Chair of the
Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Malaya,
Kathryn Kelly, volunteer with the International
Solidarity Movement in Palestine. She is Deputy Convenor of
the Australian Greens and a founding member of Women Refugees
Education Network and Australians for Justice and Peace.
Professor Osman Bakar
Paul White, political scientist at the Centre
for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, specializing
in Middle East Studies and Refugee Studies. He taught Middle
East History and Politics at Deakin University, Melbourne
and Macquarie University, Sydney.
Maire Sheehan, Mayor of Leichhardt Council
and Program Director at Sydney TAFE. She is a great advocate
of local communities, believing that local residents should
have a real say in decisions that affect them.
Fleur Nassery Bonnin, psychologist,
Sufi teacher and the Founder and Director of the Australian
Centre for Sufism and Irfanic Studies. She has practised in
the United States for many years and now lives and works in
Australia, focusing on psychology and spiritual teaching.
Fleur Nassery Bonnin