Common Statement

Each year at the Annual Gathering, all the Faith Leaders of the Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong sign the Common Statement. This reaffirms their commitment to the City of Greater Dandenong to work together for peace, harmony and understanding in the community. This Common Statement is then formally presented to the Mayor of the day. Further, at the induction of the new Mayor each year, the Faith Leaders of the Interfaith Network are present to read out the Common Statement and present it to the incoming Mayor.



We bring greetings from the faith communities to the Mayor, Councillors and people of Greater Dandenong.

We offer to the City of Greater Dandenong our common commitment to seek to live together in peace and goodwill.

We affirm our desire to promote respect and tolerance for the integrity of each other’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 intolerance, prejudice and divisiveness, to attain peaceful and fruitful co-existence in our City.