Have you ever wanted to go on a tour to the Places of Worship within the City of Greater Dandenong but never had the chance to do this? Or wondered about what it looks like inside one of the many beautiful Places of Worship but have not known whether you could visit? The Interfaith Network, in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong, is offering you this opportunity during Diversity Week, the 16 – 24 March in an “Open House” program….

DIVERSITY WEEK: 16th to 24th March 2013

Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple (Hindu)

Monday, 18th March to Friday, 22nd March: 7:30am-12noon or 4pm-9pm
52 Boundary Road CARRUM DOWNS 3201
Contact: Mr Gnanam (9782 0878) OR Mr A Mahendran (0433 986 896)

Gurdwara Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh)

Monday, 18th March: 3pm-5pm
198-206 Perry Road KEYSBOROUGH 3173
Contact: Mr Nirmal Singh Sekhon (0413 300 890)

St Columba’s Uniting Church (Christian Uniting)

Tuesday, 19th March: 2pm-4pm
Corner Joy Parade & Allan Street NOBLE PARK 3174
Contact: Reverend Dr Phyllis Gorfine (9547 9381)

Bosnia & Herzegovina Islamic Mosque (Islam)

Tuesday, 19th March: 2pm-4pm
18 Leonard Avenue NOBLE PARK 3174
Contact: Imam Ibrahim Omerdic (0418 133 034)

St Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church (Christian Orthodox)

Wednesday, 20th March: 10am-12noon
19 Herbert Street DANDENONG 3175
Contact: Father Anthony Krinas (0407 525 385)

Turkish Islamic Cultural Centre & Mosque (Islam)

Thursday, 21st March: 9:30am-11:30am
396 Greens Road KEYSBOROUGH 3173
[NB: socks need to worn when entering this new Mosque]
Contact: Imam Sukru Dinlek (0403 962 643) OR Ms Nasirah Cavaney (0451 307 551)

Hoa Nghiem Buddhist Temple (Vietnamese Buddhist)

Thursday, 21st March: 5pm-7pm
444-448 Springvale Road
Contact: Venerable Thich Thien Tam (0411 752 947)

Wat Buddharangsi (Cambodian Buddhist)

Friday, 22nd March: 1pm-3pm
159 Clarke Road SPRINGVALE SOUTH 3172
Contact: Dr Thel Thong (0413 298 164)

Respectful Practices:

Modest clothing worn in all Places of Worship would be appreciated. All are requested to remove their shoes before entering the Sikh Gurdwara, Hindu and Buddhist Temples and Islamic Mosque, and in the Hindu Temple head coverings should be removed. Women entering the Mosque are asked to cover their heads and wear clothing which covers arms to wrists and legs to ankles, men are asked to cover their heads in the Jewish Synagogue and all are asked to cover their heads in the Gurdwara. Visitors should have no tobacco on their person when entering the Gurdwara.

Further Information:

Helen Heath: 9546 8441 / 0408 571 483