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CSU students attend first Islam conference

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013

The Islamic Students Association of Riverina (ISAR) recently attended the inaugural Australasian Conference on Islam, co-hosted by CSU's Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation and the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia. Members of the Club were interested to attend the event to get an insight of the Australian culture in context of Islam. Club President Mr Syed Haris Omar said, "It was a great platform to meet many dignitaries and high profile speakers." Club Secretary Ms Saba Nabi said, "The Club participated in the Conference as an induction for next year's Orientation for the newly arrived international students at Charles Sturt University. When international students arrive in Australia, especially those from a Muslim country, they can be confused about myths associated with Australia. This Conference really helped us to develop our plan to assist the commencing students. Australia is a great multi-cultural country where you have equal right to live and express your opinions and some of the Conference speakers shared some fantastic personnel experiences of living in Australia." Read more about the Conference here.

Media contact: Fiona Halloran, (02) 6933 2207

Media Note:
Photo from right: MD Salehin (Islamic Students Association of Riverina ISAR Treasurer), CSU Chancellor Mr Lawrie Willett, AO, Professor James Haire, Muhammed Kamran (ISAR Vice-President), Saba Nabi (ISAR Secretary) , Syed Haris Omar (ISAR President) , CSU academic Dr Tanveer Zia.

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