BENDIGO'S Sikh community is inviting central Victorians to take part in a series of multicultural events in late October.
Organiser Sandeep Singh said the events would bring together people from all religions and cultures to focus on inclusion and acceptance.
"There are lots of things happening in the world and there is a lack of awareness," he said.
"We have to be human first, it doesn't matter what religion (we follow) - we are all the same."
Mr Singh said the exact dates of the events were yet to be confirmed.
"We encourage all people to come," he said.
"It doesn't matter what God you believe in, everyone is invited."