BUILDING begins within weeks on the ecumenical Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture near Lake Burleigh Griffin in Canberra.
Executive director Rev. Dr David Millikan describes the $26 million centre as “adventurous and visionary”, a centre “which expresses Australians’ religious and Christian heritage”.
One of its major functions will be to seek reconciliation between black and white Australians.
It will also be a place of encounter and dialogue between Christian traditions and with other faiths, reflecting Australia’s multiculturalism.
The site was donated by the Anglican Church, where a tent of meeting, a place for reconciliation and dialogue, was set up in 1996 when it was decided to proceed with the project.
The centre’s governing bodies are a board made up of representatives from the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Uniting, Baptist, Salvation Army and Pentecostal Churches, including Archbishop Francis Carroll of Canberra and Goulburn.
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