(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The 11th interfaith dialogue meeting in Sydney, Australia, was held earlier this week.
Religious, political, and social figures and representatives of different cultures and communities took part in the gathering, according to IINA news website.
The participants underlined the need for promoting the discourse of unity and combating prejudices and extremism.
They also stressed the role of religious leaders in enhancing social unity and solidarity.
Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, the Grand Mufti of Australia, in an address referred to religious and cultural values as means to boost understanding among different parts of society.
He added that through unity and avoiding prejudices and racism, people in Australia can build a peaceful future for their children.
Citizenship Minister Tony Burke also addressed the event, calling respect for freedom of speech and freedom of opinion as an outstanding feature of the Australian society.
Another speaker was Muslim figure Khizr Saleh who said peaceful coexistence is a virtue and value that helps to spread the culture of peace in Australia.
According to a recent research, Islamophobic and racist moves have risen significantly in Australia in the past ten years.