Purpose

The Jewish Christian Muslim Association of Australia (JCMA) is a not for profit organisation whose objective is to promote the prevention of emotional and physical abuse arising from religious intolerance and cultural discrimination.

To achieve its objective JCMA works to:

  1. draw together members of the Abrahamic faiths in mutual respect, seeking to appreciate each other and to heal ancient wounds, pledging mutual support in times of stress and engaging in dialogue in all its aspects
  2. print, publish or issue any statements, articles, newspapers, periodicals, books, papers, journals and other publications in relation to any issue conducive to the principal purposes of the Association
  3. organise conferences and other activities for the purpose of learning about each other’s faith, of sharing personal experience, and of discussing issues of concern within their own faith communities and within the broader society
  4. organise educational and social programs aimed at promoting the Association’s values to a wider segment of Australian society. In this way the Association will provide an example to the wider Australian community of how difference can contribute to the development of a peaceful and democratic society
  5. disseminate information relating to the programs and services provided by the Association and to produce, edit, publish, issue, sell, circulate and preserve such papers, periodicals, books, circulars and other literary matters as are conducive to the Association’s principal purposes
  6. establish and maintain relationships and close communications with other corporations, entities, associations, foundations, institutions, organisations and groups including Federal, State and Local Government instrumentalities, authorities and professionals that may have related interests to the Association and utilise their resources and facilities to provide and achieve the principal purposes of the Association
  7. seek and co-ordinate funding from Federal, State and Local Government and the private sector in the form of grants, gifts, donations and bequests committed to the principal purposes of the Association
  8. encourage, promote and create greater community awareness in the knowledge and understanding of the principal purposes of the Association and the impact on communities as a whole
  9. provide or attract funds to facilitate the purposes of the Association, especially for the conduct of public awareness programs including education and relationship and community programs; and do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the principal purposes of the Association