The 9th Annual National Interfaith Forum, with the theme “Spiritual Identity in a Secular Society”, will be held in Hamilton at Church College, Temple View, on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February 2012.
The Church College facilities in Temple View (just a few minutes outside Hamilton) are being provided by the LDS Church. Accommodation on site is also available at low cost. The 2012 Forums are being hosted by the Waikato Interfaith Council (WIFCO).
Highlights of this year’s Forum include on-site accommodation, a conference dinner with music and cultural performances, keynote speakers (still to be confirmed), concurrent sessions on Sunday of the Annual Youth Interfaith Forum and the Annual Women’s Interfaith Forum, the first National Men’s Interfaith Forum, an optional 3-hour bus tour of local religious centres, and an Interfaith Film Festival. The National Interfaith Forum this year also includes a multi-faith service on Sunday, 19 February from 9-10am, which will be led by local and regional faith leaders. The service is open to the public and will be held in the 700-seat LDS Auditorium.
Registration for the Forum is now open and can be completed by visiting the Waikato Interfaith Council website.