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Building Cross-cultural Understanding

The Janssen Centre offers a range of cross-cultural programmes, supporting local endeavours to celebrate the richness of the many cultures in our community and to promote local cultural harmony.

Local cultures form a major part of the JSC activities.  The rich cultural diversity is demonstrated in food, dance and art. 



Jewish and Muslim Interfaith Groups See MORE PHOTOS>>


Cross-Cultural Retreat 

Multi-cultural Retreat


Launch of Abhishiktananda Network (Australia)


The Abhishiktananda Network (Australia) is being launched as part of the 2010 Centenary Celebrations of the birth of Fr Henri le Saux OSB.

Its mission is to:

1.  promote the writings of Abhishiktananda in Australia,
2.  encourage a discussion of his teachings (especially as it applies to interfaith dialogue), and
3. support all people who endeavour to learn from Abhishiktananda' path to advaita.






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.