Author Archives: act

06 Jun
0

Home Iftar Dinners 2017

Bluestar Intercultural Centre has always seen Ramadan as an opportunity to meet and break bread with people from different cultural backgrounds, looking for opportunities to reinforce the values that make people come together and have affinity for each other. This ...

Read More
01 Jun
0

ACIC Friendship Iftar Dinner

Bluestar Intercultural Centre cohosted the second Friendship and Dialogue Iftar with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission at The Boathouse, Barton. The Iftar dinner allowed for people working in the Intelligence community to spend an evening with representatives of Canberra’s Muslim ...

Read More
ir3408-Affinity-Condemnation-message-banner-1500x400px_Bluestar
24 May
0

Manchester Attack

Bluestar Intercultural Centre strongly condemns yesterday’s heinous and brutal terrorist attack in Manchester, England that resulted in the deaths and injuries of numerous innocent people. Once again we strongly emphasize that terrorism is a fundamental threat to the peace and tranquility ...

Read More
23 May
0

Populism and Radicalisation

Luncheon Lecture on Populism and Radicalisation Bluestar’s Lecture series continued with Jacinta Carroll from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) talking about Populism and Radicalisation. Jacinta considered the manner in which extremist ideology is based on simple rhetorical teachings and ...

Read More
07 May
0

Lecture Luncheon: Meeting the needs of the CALD Community in ACT

Bluestar had the pleasure of hosting the CEO of Legal Aid ACT Dr John Boersig for a presentation on the unique needs of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community in Australia. Dr Boersig spoke about how his organisation provides ...

Read More
DIA0001 DIA logo stg3
02 Mar
1

Bluestar’s New Home

With Bluestar Intercultural Centre’s move to become part of the Dialogue Institute of Australia (DIA), we have updated our website. You can find out all of the latest information about Bluestar and its upcoming events from this site. Please do ...

Read More
14 Dec
0

Joint Prayer Day

As part of the Year of Mercy Celebrations Bluestar Intercultural Centre and friends from St Thomas Moore Parish held a joint Prayer program. Prayer and supplication in the Christian and Islamic traditions was explored, Psalms and verses from the Quran ...

Read More
15 Nov
0

Belgian King’s Day Celebration

Bluestar Intercultural Centre had the honour of organising a unique event at the Belgian King’s Day Ceremony. In response to the horrible violence that the nation of Belgium and the rest of world has faced in 2016, His Excellency Jean ...

Read More
27 Oct
0

Lecture Luncheon: Hiring Discrimination

Bluestar Intercultural Centre had the pleasure to host MP Andrew Leigh, Member for Fraser for his talk on hiring discrimination in Australia. Dr Leigh evaluated the prevalence of Discrimination in Hiring practices in Australia based on a study that he and ...

Read More
20 Oct
0

Noah’s Pudding in Braidwood

Members of Canberra’s Muslim community visited St Bede’s Catholic Church in Braidwood on Saturday night. Right after the vigil Noah’s pudding (Ashura) was served and an opportunity for discussion on Noah and the history of Ashura occurred. Sweet words, sweet ...

Read More