About Sacred Australia
Mungo Man “Return to Country” Festival
In light of the looming historic occasion of the repatriation of Mungo Man, a group of NGOs, academics, artists and social organisations have come together to explore the idea of what might be done at a national level to celebrate this powerful moment.
Under the banner Sacred Australia, our group is interested in what might be done in the broader cross-cultural spheres both nationally and internationally to mark this pending occasion. We have great appreciation of the work being done by the Willandra Repatriation Traditional Owners Committee (WRTC) as regards all of the ceremonial and logistical aspects of the return of Mungo Man. Our aim is to support the work of the Repatriation Committee by ensuring that the return of Mungo Man and the other human remains attracts both the national and international attention that it so richly deserves.
We are inspired to do this by leveraging the considerable skills, experience and network of our associated organisations.
“Our vision is a world that is culturally and socially cohesive that values the richness of our collective cultural heritage.”
“URI is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world.”
“Our Mission is to mobilise human potential for transformation and the building of a better world.”
These organisations together with a network of aligned members represent a great assembly of skills and experience running inter-cultural events and in bringing people together in cross-cultural dialogue for the purposes of education and development. Peter Mousaferiadis, the Founder and CEO of Cultural Infusion is one of Australia’s leading cross-cultural Creative Directors. He is an associate of the UNESCO Chair for Inter-cultural and Inter-religious Relations, Asia – Pacific.