OUR HISTORY

Queensland Intercultural Society was formed by a group of young Australian Muslims in 2004 and incorporated in 2007, to meet the needs of the Muslim community in interacting with the greater society along with the needs of the general public to increase its awareness of the Muslim community, its religion and culture.

The evolution of the Muslim community in QLD, Australia was at a stage where it was ready to integrate with the wider society having established itself at the core level.

Coinciding with this readiness, Australian public’s curiosity and willingness to closely understand Muslims and their religion and culture were triggered by significant local and world events. The third reason for QIS’s existence is the need to develop a constructive response to negative events and to promote education in the face of misinformation and misunderstanding.

Queensland Intercultural Society has positioned itself at this historic crossroads of cultural and religious encounters. It is one of the few organisations established to specifically focus on relationship building between cultures and faiths. Its timely entry provided a great impetus to the positive dialogue initiatives and resulted in its fast growth in repute and membership.

Queensland Intercultural Society is here for the long haul and is making its contribution to remove bigotry and establish peace and harmony in Australia together with its partner organisations. We believe that this interaction will result in Australian Muslims developing their unique Australian identity and culture. We also believe that Australian Muslims have a lot to offer to the positive development of the cultural and religious landscape of Australia. Queensland Intercultural Society facilitates this development by channelling the energy of young Australian Muslims towards these goals.

 

Reviews

Iftar Message from Hon Glen Elmes, Multicultural Minister

“I would like to extend, on this special special occasion, my greetings to all Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. I was honoured to have been invited by the Queensland Intercultural Society to sponsor the first Newman Government’s Iftar Dinner at Parliament House and grateful for the opportunity to participate in the breaking of the daily fast. Queensland […]