My family and I are on our way to World Youth Day (in Gundegai this morning). But here are the photos of the Interfaith Youth Pilgrimage (Photography by Sam Okun of Progressive Photography) which I organised on Sunday at Federation Square in Melbourne for our Days in the Diocese program.
Lots of help from lots of people, including youth from Hindu, Buddhist, Bahai, Muslim, Jewish, other Christian, Indigenous, Brahma Kamari, Sathya Sai, and Sikh communities.
And before you get all critical about syncretism and the like, I just make the note that it was a committment to unity, forgiveness, reconciliation and love for one another for the sake of peace on behalf of the youth of the different faiths.
Cardinal Rodriguez was our main speaker, and he was excellent. The pilgrims really got into the spirit of the thing and added joy and life to the event.