The Islamic Council of Victoria held its first Bi-Annual Members Meeting on Sunday, April 26 2015. Due to the recent raids, which took place in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne on Saturday, April 18, most of the discussions and community concerns were centred on this agenda.
Community leaders discussed possible actions to better unify our community and tackle challenges we may face in the future.
ICV president Ghaith Krayem said, “Our community is going to continue to face increasing challenges for some time. But I genuinely believe that the unity and good will that exists within our community in Victoria makes us the best able to respond to these challenges.”
Mt Krayem said the meeting was a journey the community started together and everybody involved needed to follow through on their task.
Some initiatives include; holding youth forums, developing a program with our schools to address youth concerns, develop a strategy to counter the rising Islamaphobia and establish a pro-active legal and human rights team.