About Us

Our Mission

To foster unity among the Christian churches and build harmonious relations between peoples of different faith traditions.

The purpose of the commission is to:

1.

Assist the Archbishop in ensuring that Ecumenism and Inter-religious dialogue is an organic part of the life of the Archdiocese

2.

Generate resources for ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue

3.

Cooperate with other Christians in prayer and good works

4.

Initiate, encourage and develop practical ways of building bridges of understanding and co-operation between people of all religions so that we might be enriched and work together for the good of society

5.

Motivate Catholics to take up the challenge to work actively towards full visible unity

6.

Represent the Archdiocese in Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs

7.

Foster a deep appreciation of the unique bond between Jews and Christians

8.

Work where appropriate with other Commissions in Australia nationally and internationally

Commission Members

Rev Gerard Kelly

Director of Catholic Institute Sydney Strathfield

Sr Giovanni Farquer RSJ

Executive Director
Commission for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Relations
Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

Ms Lea LoMascolo

Experienced Secondary School Teacher and Business Manager

Rev Mark Podesta

Director
Tribunal of the Catholic Church
Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

Ms Selina Hasham

Director of Catholic Creative

Ms Sue Moffat

Experienced Religious Education & Evangelisation Officer
Catholic Education Office Sydney

Ms Maria Moore

Chartered Accountant ASIC

Fr Joseph Gedeon

Administrator of the Parish of
Saint Jerome Punchbowl
and Canon Lawyer