Australia will contribute $ 500,000 to Islamic ‘Culture Education Program’

2015-03-02 09:07:23 | Al Muslim News
Australia will contribute $ 500,000 to Islamic ‘Culture Education Program’

 

Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop announced on Monday, that the government will contribute $500,000 for a new arts and culture education program to build social cohesion and cross cultural understanding. “The program aims to promote an understanding amongst children and the general public about Islam in Australia, including through the Museum’s collection of Islamic art and culture.” “The Australian Government’s continued support for the Islamic Museum of Australia is part of the ongoing strategy to promote and celebrate Australia’s diversity through the proud expression of art and culture.” “Partnerships such as the one between the Islamic Museum of Australia and the Australian Government are vital as we work together to promote social cohesion and expose the lies peddled by terrorist propaganda that seek to divide our harmonious society”, Bishop said in a joint media release issued by her office. A day ago, Saudi Ambassador has donated $ 1 million in financial support to the Islamic Museum in Australia. Donation given to Ahmed Alphahor, President of IMA in the presence of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop during annual fundraising event in Melbourne..

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