Borderless Gandhi: gathering draws 35 leaders from different faiths together


Picture: Giovanni Torre
Picture: Giovanni Torre

ELIZABETH Quay was the site of a remarkable gathering yesterday as 35 leaders from different faiths gathered in the spirit of peace and understanding.

The organisation Borderless Gandhi worked with the State Government’s Office of Multicultural Interests to bring the religious leaders together.

The event, named Unity, saw Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, Sikh and other leaders meet with minister Mike Nahan at the site of Vibhor Sogani’s sculpture In Harmony.

Borderless Gandhi project founder Nilesh Makwana said by portraying Mahatma Gandhi as “a global icon not tied to a specific nation, community or faith”, the organisation aimed to inspire “a universal kinship”.

“This special event will emphasize the message of collaboration, integrity and cohesion,” he said.

The one-off event was part of the art exhibition Borderless Gandhi presents Mahatma in me, emphasising Gandhi’s values of peace, equality and nonviolence, which opened at Barrack Street Jetty in Perth on 2 October.

The exhibition is free and runs until 2 November.