Muslim leaders discuss common vision

The ICV held its inaugural Presidents’ Summit on Sunday 8th May, 2016 to bring together leaders from its member societies and Past-Presidents of ICV. Aside from an opportunity to meet other leaders, participants engaged in workshops to map out the year ahead and proposed initiatives based on ICV’s Blueprint 2016. A continued focus on youth,…

PM Hosts First Ever Iftar at Kirribilli House

Photo Attending the PM's Iftar at Kiribili House Representatives of the Islamic Council of Victoria the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Iftar, at Kirribilli House on Thursday 16th June 2016. Over 70 Muslim leaders, a very wide representative spectrum, from all over the country were invited and joined in this very memorable event. ICV President Bayram Aktepe noted “It was a noteworthy first for the Australian Muslim community, and what a first for our nation at large. We also believe it is sends an important message to the World, that the leaders of Australia are driving an agenda of multicultural harmony by respecting and sharing in the rich tapestry of our community”. The Prime Minister in his speech emphatically highlighted that “we are the most successful and harmonious multicultural society in the world. Our multicultural success is at the heart of our national identity. It is intrinsic to our history and our character”

Interfaith Iftar 2016

  The ICV held its second annual Interfaith Iftar at Melbourne Docklands on Saturday 11th June with a 150-person guest attendance representing diverse groups and community sectors. Br Mohammed Mohideen, ICV VP, was the MC of the program with presentations from ICV president Bayram Aktepe, Minister for Multicultural Affairs the Hon. Robin Scott, the Shadow…

ICV Mourns Loss of Innocent Lives

The ICV is saddened by the recent spate of suicide attacks in Turkey. The indiscriminate targeting of innocent civilians in a peaceful society such as Istanbul is abhorrent. Equally, the targeting of religious places of worship is strictly forbidden in Islam and the ICV strongly condemns such attacks. ICV Secretary Kuranda Seyit, said today, “It…

Safety Networks

ICV Emergency Assist launched its Safety Networkers Program on Saturday at Jeffcott St. Program manager Yasmin Sungkar reflected on the history and achievements of the Emergency Assist program by looking at the 3 major components of the program which included the response plan (what to do in the event of a regional disaster) personal support…

National Mosque Open Day

Curious every-day Australians and slithering reptiles attended the Islamic Council of Victoria’s Jeffcott St premises on Saturday, October 31 as part of National Mosque Open Day. ICV opened its doors to both people and reptiles – playing host to more than 80 guests on the day. Attendees were given a tour of the mosque and…

Project Hayat Community Training

 Project Hayat Imams Training  The Islamic Council of Victoria in conjunction with the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) and Project Hayat organised an Imams training session as to better prepare our Arabic speaking leaders to address questions from the Muslim community about organ and tissue donation.Islamic leaders from ANIC, the Board of Imams, Victoria University, Virgin…

Racism Is Not Free Speech

ICV encourages you to endorse the joint statement: “Racism is not Free Speech.” ICV has endorsed the statement “Racism is not Free Speech” put forward by ethnic and religious organisations against the repeal of sections of the Racial Discrimination Act. We encourage you to support the statement by clicking on the link below, urging the Attorney…