Multifaith Blessing of the Academic Year 2018

@JCU Multifaith Blessing of the Academic Year 2018

Multifaith Blessing of the Academic Year 2018

The Townsville campus Multifaith Blessing of the Academic year celebrated our common humanity and our faith and culture.

The Cairns campus blessing will be held on 20 March.

A woman talks into a microphone from a lectern

JCU Multifaith Chaplain Crystal Greive welcomes everyone to the Multifaith Blessing in Townsville.

A man plays a type of recorder while fiver other people hold singing bowls

Reflective music opens the event.

A singer and a guitarist perform on stage, the photo looks through the audience

Musical performance by Christy Forrest and Michael Platz.

A woman holds open a copy of the morning's program

The morning's program.

A woman stands at a lectern with a microphone, another woman stands beside her

Ana Luisa Zepeda and Sophie Connell give a blessing from the Baha'i faith.

A man stands at a lectern about to talk

Phil Heang gives a Buddhist blessing.

A man stands at a lectern with his eyes closed

Fr Joshy John with a Catholic blessing.

A man stands at a lectern

Prof Shashidhar Venkatesh gives a Hindu blessing.

A man stands at a lectern talking into a microphone

An Islamic blessing from Ibrahim Mohamed.

A man in a white shirt wearing a Kippah stands at a lectern talking into a microphone

Prof. Zoltan Sarnyai gives a Jewish blessing.

A man in a purple shirt and religious collar stands at a lectern

Bishop Bill Ray from the Anglican Diocese of North Queensland gives an address.

Six men sitting down reading from the program

The audience recites the Interfaith Commitment.

A man sings into a microphone while playing the guitar

Music from Nathan Avosa.

Two men lean over a canvas writing messages on it

Attendees write their blessings for the academic year on a canvas.

A colourful message on the canvas reads "God's blessings on JCU for 2018. Make space for Grace."

All photos: Bethany Keats, JCU Media.