Ballarat Interfaith & Network & JCMA 

Friendship Walk, 5th Nov

Come along, spend an afternoon walking together in friendship and goodwill.  Meet and make new friends in Ballarat on 5th November at 2pm.  Walk from St Alipius Catholic Church in Victoria Street, Ballarat East to the Hebrew Congregation synagogue at Bakery Hill and on to the Islamic mosque in Elsworth Street, Canadian.   We will start with a prayer of peace and learn about some of the history and traditions of the places we visit.  This free interfaith event.  Sponsored by BRMC (Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council).

To register call Margaret on 0400 650 234.

JCMA Friendship Walk, Melbourne, Sunday 22nd October 2017

Come along on Sunday 22nd October and spend an afternoon walking together in friendship and goodwill between a mosque, synagogue and a church.   Starting at the Albanian Mosque in Carlton North we will walk together to the East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, then walk across the road to St Peters Eastern Hill Anglican Church.   We will start with a prayer of peace and reflections and then learn about some of the history and traditions of each of the places we visit.  To register book your free ticket here at eventbrite

Meeting Place & Planned Walking Route

1.45pm – Registration

2.00pm - Albanian Mosque – Imam Dr Bekim Hasani
765 Drummond St., Carlton North VIC 3054, google maps

3.30pm - East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Synagogue– Rabbi Dovid Gutnick
488 Albert street, East Melbourne,  google maps:

4.00pm – St Peters Eastern Hill Anglican Church - Father Hugh Kempster

15 Gisborne Street (corner of Albert Street) East Melbourne, google maps:

For People With Mobility Issues

A minibus is available for people with genuine mobility issues who cannot walk the distance thanks to Jewish Care who have generously provided a minibus.  Seats are limited, bookings essential so please call Ginette on 03 9287 5590 for availability.  At this time wheelchair access may be limited at some of the venues and on the minibus.

RSVP, Registration and Information

To register book your free ticket here at

For more information please call Ginette Everest on (03) 9287 5590 or 0400 211 221 or email to: Go to our Facebook page and Twitter using #JCMAwalk #JCMAfriendship #JCMAinterfaith and invite others to join us in walking together in friendship and peace.


JCMA is a not-for-profit organisation and donations go directly towards delivery of our many events, forums and conferences and to support our workshop programs in primary and secondary schools.  As a listed harm prevention charity we have DGR (Deductible Gift Receipt) status.   Your donations are tax-deductible (donations over $2 are tax-deductible).  If you would like to make a donation to help support the work of JCMA please go to our website

JCMA Membership

JCMA is a membership based organisation for Jewish, Christian and Muslim people of faith. If you would like to find out about joining JCMA as a member you can go to our website at or call Ginette Everest on (03) 9287 5590 or email to:

Friendship Walk JCMA & Ballarat Interfaith Network: Sunday, 5th November

Planned Walking Route

2pm @ St Alipius Church, Victoria St, Ballarat

2.45 @ Hebrew Congregation of Ballarat Synagogue, Barkly St, Bakery Hill

3.45 @ Islamic Mosque, Elsworth St, Canadian

All welcome to attend.

RSVP, Registration and Information

To Register for this event please phone Margaret: 0400 650 234 or Maureen: 0418 383 802


JCMA Friendship Walk 2016


The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia runs an annual friendship walk around October-November of each year, where you are welcome to join us and spend an afternoon walking together in friendship and goodwill between a church, synagogue and a mosque. See the video from last year’s walk and read what some its organisers and participants had to say as well:


We as a people, share so much in common. A walk, a conversation, a handshake, a smile, a greeting and curiosity for one another’s experiences was shared on this day. This is consciousness at work. Getting out of your comfort zone takes you to your comfort zone, this zoning is better known as understanding the unfamiliar. To realise that we have more in common; than not. Through the act of walking, the ordinary becomes something extraordinary through the amalgamation of commonalities. Put simply, we are all so different yet, paradoxically so similar to each other. Walking is an adjunct to understanding our common ground. – The Albanian Australian Islamic Society

In this day and age of so much misunderstanding, this is a great opportunity to meet with others and maybe learn a little about each other’s faith. I’m looking forward to a day of sunshine, fresh air and friendship. – Dan Wootton, Moderator for 2015 JCMA Friendship Walk

Interested promoting our walk? View our previous walks’ media kit