About FIN

Frankston Interfaith Network (FIN) comes together as a group of individuals from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds sharing a common vision of promoting peace and harmony in the City of Frankston. Our current membership includes representatives from the Catholic, Anglican, Uniting, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha'i, Brahma Kumaris, Sathya Sai and Unification Church faith groups.

Our goal is simple: to promote understanding and respect for each other's beliefs.  We meet regularly to learn and celebrate the richness and wisdom of each other’s faith traditions, customs and beliefs.  We acknowledge the differences between our beliefs but also acknowledge the similar core values found at the heart of each of our faith traditions; values such as peace, love, non-violence, right action, truth and respect.  

We provide a forum for discussion and friendship with a monthly meeting and public activities including, 'Tours to Places of Worship' and 'Spirituality Talks'.

 

Our Vision Statement

The Frankston Interfaith Network (FIN) is comprised of individuals from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds who share a common vision of promoting peace and harmony in the City of Frankston.

 

Our Mission Statement

To achieve this Vision FIN conducts activities and programmes in the City of Frankston and surrounding areas, including:

  • Tours to Places of Worship
  • Provide educational talks on matters of Religion, Faith and Spirituality
  • Establish relationships and dialogue between people from different faith traditions
  • Bring people of faith together to collectively work on community issues in the City of Frankston
  • Act as an interfaith advisory group to Frankston City Council
  • Celebrate the richness and wisdom of the various faiths, customs and beliefs

 

Our Code of Conduct

The Frankston Interfaith Network operates under a code of conduct clarifying what the network is and what it is not.

What the Network is:

  • an opportunity to celebrate the customs, cultures and beliefs of various faith traditions
  • an opportunity to promote respect and tolerance amongst faith communities
  • a recognition of core human values
  • an opportunity for dialogue and understanding

What the Network is not:

  • not a creation of a new universal religion made from various faith traditions
  • not a compromise of one’s own individual beliefs
  • not a forum for exclusive religious claims
  • not an opportunity for conversion or proselytisation
  • not an opportunity for promoting one’s beliefs at the expense of another
  • not an opportunity for religious argument

 

Our Common Statement

We offer the City of Frankston our common commitment to live together in peace and harmony.

We affirm our desire to respect and share an understanding of each other's beliefs and faith traditions.

We acknowledge the difference between our beliefs but also acknowledge the similar core values found at the heart of each of our faith traditions such as peace, love, non-violence, right action, truth and respect.

We recognise we have a responsibility to ourselves, our local community and the wider world to put aside prejudice or intolerance and to work towards a peaceful co-existence.