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Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils
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The Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils is the peak body representing Buddhism in Australia.

The combined membership of the five state Buddhist councils represents more than 200 Buddhist temples and organisations nationwide, their members include the majority of more than 400,000 Australian Buddhists.

The FABC works closely with the Australian Sangha Association (the peak body representing ordained Buddhist Australians) developing and promoting Buddhism in Australia and work in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding between our two organisations.

The current FABC President is Ms Cecilia Mitra of the Buddhist Council of Western Australia.


Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils Mission Statement:

1 To provide national representation of the Buddhist community to the Australian Government, media, inter-faith groups, and the public, in accordance with the Buddha's teachings
2 To support the Australian Buddhist community through state and territory Buddhist Councils
3 To promote the understanding and practice of the Buddha's teachings in Australia
4 To represent the Australian Buddhist community in working constructively with overseas Buddhist groups

 

The FABC Management Committee comprises two volunteer delegates from each state Buddhist Council and is structured as follows:

Role

Name

State Council

President

Ms Cecilia Mitra

BCWA

Vice-President

Mr Brian Ashen

BCV

Treasurer

Mr Benjamin Webster

BCNSW

Hon. Secretary

Mr Kevin Dickson

BCWA

Members:

Mr Brian White

BCNSW

Mr Kim Hollow

BCQ

Mr Jim Ferguson

BCQ

Mr Michael Wells

BCV

Ms Anna Markey

SABC

 

Rev George Gatenby

SABC

 

 

RMC Co-ordinator

Mr Dennis Sheppard

WA

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 25 September 2017 16:46