Benjamin O is a Catholic-Christian of Malaysian-Chinese heritage. For over 10 years, Ben work in the area of interfaith dialogue, human rights, community development and international aid. He was elected and served as the president of Palms Australia from 2011-2014, Palms Australia is the oldest lay-organized Australian Catholic international aid and development organization dedicated to the alleviation of poverty. He completed his postgraduate studies at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney and currently serves on its Council. Amongst his other roles, Ben teaches subjects intersecting between cultural-religious homophobia and heterosexism, anti-discrimination, human rights and cross-cultural literacy in international aid and development. Previously, he worked at the Anti-Violence Project at ACON (AIDS Council of New South Wales). Ben is liturgist and a community celebrant, there he bring together life, death and all things in between through ceremonies and liturgies to express all that is human and kind. He is passionate about faith, justice, human sexuality and what it takes for humanity to flourish. Ben serves as an executive on the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council, he is also a member of the Australian National Dialogue for Christians (National Council of Churches in Australia), Muslims (Australian Federation of Islamic Council) and Jews (Executive Council of Australian Jewry). Ben was elected as Secretary of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics this year, a network that is represented by over 50 LGBTI Catholic organizations and collectives from all continents of the Catholic world.