The Commonwealth Day Celebration Committee, supported by the Royal Commonwealth Society (ACT), the Commonwealth Round Table in Australia, the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture and the ACT Government, is currently finalising plans for the 2019 multi-faith celebration.
Theme: The theme for this year’s Commonwealth Day Celebration is ‘A Connected Commonwealth.’
The Commonwealth is made up of 54 nations and is home to 2 billion people, a quarter of the world. The Commonwealth celebrates valued relationships between its nations who share common ideals in democratic governance, adherence to freedom and acknowledgement of diversity. The Commonwealth vigorously works to achieve connection between members in a wide range of fields including education, health, development, economics, youth and has a special focus on ensuring equity for the smaller states.
The celebration commences at 2 pm at the chapel of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture and will involve leaders from all of the major religions as well as cultural performances representing various Commonwealth countries. Representatives of Commonwealth and Territory governments, Commonwealth High Commissions and religious leaders of many faiths will participate. The Queen’s Commonwealth Day message will be read by the Governor-General His Excellency Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC and he will also deliver a presentation on the theme.
Attendance: It is open to all to attend. Interested organisations are encouraged to draw the event to the notice of their members.
Attendees should ensure that they are present from 1.45pm. Adequate onsite parking is available.