Interfaith Relations

Inter-religious dialogue, as Pope Francis has said, is not a luxury in today’s world, but a necessity.

The Archdiocese of Sydney maintains relationships with members of other faith traditions, not simply because we must, however, but, in the words of the Historian E.H. Carr, ‘If we can widen the range of experiences beyond what we as individuals have encountered, if we can draw upon the experiences of others… then – although there are no guarantees – our chances of acting wisely should increase proportionately’


ACEIR hosts events, engages in dialogue, and cooperates with people from all faith and cultural traditions. Below are links to resources and important organisations working in this area. You can also go to the ‘Projects’ tab on our website to some of the work we are undertaking in this important area.

External Links


Landmark HSC study day brings Catholic-Jewish dialogue alive

In a landmark step forward for Catholic-Jewish relations, a group of Jewish educators in Sydney have led over 150 HSC students from 19 Sydney Catholic Schools undertaking their Studies of […]


Shoah Commemoration remembers Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities have united in a prayer that there will never again be another Shoah at a Commemoration held at the Great Synagogue in […]


Faiths unite at Iftar Dinner

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has told a dinner held to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, that all the great spiritual traditions should unite in celebrating […]


Launch of Walking Together: Catholics and Jews in the Australian Context

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has launched a new document to highlight Christianity’s unique relationship with Judaism and to celebrate the positive relationship the two faiths enjoy in Australia. Walking […]


Archbishop’s Iftar Dinner

On Wednesday the 6th of April Archbishop Anthony Fisher hosted his annual Iftar Dinner. This event has been a key plank in the interfaith work of the ACEIR for over […]