On Sunday 8th March 2009, the Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong, held a Multi-Faith Community Gathering for a time of prayer and reflection. The gathering, held in Dandenong Park, was organised in response to the terrible bushfires which devastated many communities in Victoria in February.

The Gathering offered a space for people to express their sorrow and loss, to hear prayers and meditations from diverse faiths and spiritual traditions and to take time to reflect, meditate or pray in their own way for the communities, the victims, survivors and thousands of people working to fight the fires, deliver medical treatment and restore essential services.