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Recommended Inter-religious Links

Catholic Websites

Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue

Founded  in 1964 by Pope Paul VI, PASID is a department of the Curia of the Roman Catholic Church for relations with people of other religions.  It regularly issues letters to members of other religions ontheir major feast days.

Melbourne Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission

Melbourne Catholic Interfaith Committee

Catholic Interfaith Guidelines

Columban Centre for Christian Muslim Relations

Society of the Divine Word (SVD) Website

Holy Spirit Sisters (SSpS) Website

Prophetic Dialogue SVD Generalate

Inter-Monastic Dialogue

Good Shepherd Sisters

Scarboro Missions Interfaith Dialogue


Other Christian Websites

WCC Interreligious Relations and Dialogue

National Council of Churches

Victorian Council of Churches

Anglican Church of Victoria

Lutheran Church

Uniting Church


Interfaith Pioneers

Bede Griffiths (Swami Dayananda)

Henri Le Saux (Swami Abishiktananda)

Jules Monchanin

Louis Massignon

Raimon Panikkar

Thomas Merton


Spirituality & Retreat Centres

Campion Retreat House

Heart of Life Spirituality Centre

Karith (Sancta Sophia Meditation Community)

The Grove Centre for Spirituality

Wellspring Centre


Municipal Interfaith Networks

Casey Interfaith Network

Centre of Melbourne Multi-faith and Others Network (COMMON)

Darebin Interfaith Council

Dandenong Interfaith Network

Hobson's Bay Interfaith Group

Hume Inter-faith Leaders Network  The Network can be contacted through Council's Social Equity Planner on 9205 2200.

Kingston Faith Network

Knox Interfaith Network

Manningham Interfaith Network

Moreland Interfaith Network

Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network

Moreland Interfaith Network

Northern Interfaith & Intercultural NetworkNorthern Interfaith & Intercultural Network

Port Phillip Multifaith Network

Whitehorse Interfaith Network

Women's Interfaith Network


Other Religious Organisations

Bahai Website

B'nai B'rith/ Anti-Defamation Commission

Brahma Kumaris

Buddhist Society of Victoria

Chinmaya Mission

Council of Christians and Jews

Islamic Council of Victoria

Jewish, Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA)

Jewish Community Council of Victoria

Shiva Yoga Ashram

Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria

Society for Hindu-Christian Studies

Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Tibetan Buddhist Society


In the spirit of reconciliation, the Society of the Divine Word, Australia Province, acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, sky, and community.

We acknowledge their skin-groups, story-lines, traditions, religiosity and living cultures.

We pay respect to their elders, past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all indigenous peoples of New Zealand, Thailand, and Myanmar.

We are committed to building with them, a brighter future together.

The Arnold Janssen Spirituality Centre for Inter-religious and Cross-cultural Relations, commonly known as KARUNA, is an initiative of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) Australia Province

22 Woodvale Road, Boronia VIC 3155
Phone: (03) 9762 6625 | Email:  Contact Us

The Karuna logo and symbol is owned by the Society of the Divine Word (Australian Province) and is Copyright © Protected. It may not be used for any purpose without written permission from the Centre Director.