Love & the World’s Religions

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The Encounter World Religions Centre is hosting a talk called Love & the World’s Religions at the Hamilton First Unitarian Church. This talk will take you on an insightful tour of what some of the world’s major faith traditions have had to say about love. 

World Interfaith Harmony Week Schedule of Events (7597)

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“The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord.” “All nations should become one in faith and all people as brothers and sisters; the bonds of affection and unity should be strengthened.” “Let all associate, therefore, in this great human garden even as flowers grow and blend together side by side without discord or disagreement between them.” 1. Celebrating our Differences: Creating Positive Change in a Divided World (January 28, 2018) Daughters of the Drum and the Naad Foundation came together with stories and songs from many spiritual traditions to celebrate our differences while exploring how courage, self-reflection, and understanding how connected we truly are, can empower us to create positive change. Together they acknowledged the reality we are all facing today and the growing momentum of voices that are speaking out; that while some people choose …

“The Heart that Makes Us Human.”

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At Sathya Sai Baba Center of Toronto – York, 40 Voyager Court North, Etobicoke, ON, M9W 4Y3 Afternoon will include: Insightful talk by Cynthia White and Walter Lindstone Indigenous Spirituality – Relationship with land and environment Musical offering by Interfaith Groups This is a pre-Parliament of the World’s Religions event. 

Islam – Learn, Live & Love

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In recognition of world interfaith harmony week. 1:30pm Reception1:45pm Learn, Live & Love session2:15pm Q&A2:30pm Light Refreshments Conducted by, Imam Fayaz Tilly

UN World Interfaith Harmony Week Prayer

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The Interfaith Council of Peel (ICP) hosts an annual prayer service during World Interfaith Harmony Week. This year, we will be hosting this at Jame Masjid, Mississauga. We invite members of the community to join us as we begin the day with prayer. Kindly RSVP by Feb 1st via interfaithcouncilpeel@gmail.com . Rabbi Audrey Pollack, Chair of ICP.

Christian-Muslim Interfaith Encounters Study (Day 2)

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You are invited to a special two-part Coffee & Conversation regarding the power of Christian-Muslim interfaith encounters. Dr. David Goa will facilitate and we will learn about the experiences of the Algerian monks during the Civil War in the 1990’s.  On February 20th, we will watch the 2 hour award-winning French movie (with English subtitles), Of Gods and Men, which focuses on the discernment process to stay in spite of imminent danger.  On February 27th we will focus on the book, Christian de Chergé: A Theology of Hope, which is about the leader of the Algerian monastery, portrayed in the movie. All are welcome!

Christian-Muslim Interfaith Encounters Study

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You are invited to a special two-part Coffee & Conversation regarding the power of Christian-Muslim interfaith encounters. Dr. David Goa will facilitate and we will learn about the experiences of the Algerian monks during the Civil War in the 1990’s.  On February 20th, we will watch the 2 hour award-winning French movie (with English subtitles), Of Gods and Men, which focuses on the discernment process to stay in spite of imminent danger.  On February 27th we will focus on the book, Christian de Chergé: A Theology of Hope, which is about the leader of the Algerian monastery, portrayed in the movie. All are welcome!

“Creating Our Future: Visioning a Sustainable, Compassionate World”

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This Sunday, in honour of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UVic’s Multifaith Services and the Victoria Multifaith Society is hosting a UN World Interfaith Harmony Week event. “Creating Our Future: Visioning a Sustainable, Compassionate World” will revolve mostly around two panel discussions, but will also feature storytelling and displays. Join them and help keep pushing humanity in a heartful direction! 

Our Home, Our Stories: Indigenous, Muslim and Jewish Communities in Dialogue.

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On Wednesday, February 7, this year’s event, Our Home, Our Stories: Indigenous, Muslim and Jewish Communities in Dialogue, is sure to be a unique, enlightening evening of stories, dance and music. In addition to our very own Rabbi Tina, we will also welcome Whabagoon (Lac Seul Nation – Loon Clan – Treaty 3, Traditional Elder), Wali Shah (spoken word poet, musician & 2014 Canada’s Top 20 Under 20), and the Indigenize Our Minds Education Outreach Program’s “Pow Wow Experience” with Memengwaanh Bell-Trudeau dancing and Tasunke Pejuta Sugar singing with hand drum. Be sure to register now to join us an our partners, the Interfaith Dialogue Institute and the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto for an unforgettable night! Visit us online to register and to learn more about our phenomenal participants:http://www.darcheinoam.ca/event/ourhomeourstories

Interfaith Music and Spoken Word Concert

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The Interfaith Music and Spoken Word Concert is a celebration of Surrey’s diverse sacred music traditions. All are welcome! Admission is free, and you are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Surrey Food Bank. The concert takes place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6270 – 126 Street on February 4, 2017 – Doors open at 6:00pm, Program starts at 7:00pm.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” (Day 3)

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– A website dedicated to the Project, and to the youth interfaith dialogue in Canada will be created;– Newsletters will be disseminated among members of the participating religious communities, and– A documentary movie about the same topics will be created. The gatherings are being organized on the occasion of the World Interfaith Harmony Week proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on October 20, 2010. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves. It is anticipated that the Project would provide the first-hand information about the Canadian religious diversity, each other’s religions, and the ecumenical and interfaith dialogue in Canada.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” (Day 2)

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– A website dedicated to the Project, and to the youth interfaith dialogue in Canada will be created;– Newsletters will be disseminated among members of the participating religious communities, and– A documentary movie about the same topics will be created. The gatherings are being organized on the occasion of the World Interfaith Harmony Week proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on October 20, 2010. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves. It is anticipated that the Project would provide the first-hand information about the Canadian religious diversity, each other’s religions, and the ecumenical and interfaith dialogue in Canada.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” (Day 1)

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– A website dedicated to the Project, and to the youth interfaith dialogue in Canada will be created;– Newsletters will be disseminated among members of the participating religious communities, and– A documentary movie about the same topics will be created. The gatherings are being organized on the occasion of the World Interfaith Harmony Week proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on October 20, 2010. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves. It is anticipated that the Project would provide the first-hand information about the Canadian religious diversity, each other’s religions, and the ecumenical and interfaith dialogue in Canada.

Hospitality in the Face of Adversity: A Christian, Islamic and Jewish Response

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Speakers: Hector Acero – Associate Director of the Centre for Philosophy, Religion, and Social Ethics at the Institute for Christian Studies.  Arij Elmi – Arij Elmi is a PhD candidate at OISE, social worker, women’s self-defence instructor, junior fellow at Massey College and board members of Hard Feelings Mental Health. Louis Sachs – Rabbi Sachs is Assistant Rabbi at Beth Tikvah Synagogue.  A graduate of UC Davis and the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, he has a deep interest in the relationship between Jewish Law and Ethics. Each speaker will discuss how the front line work of their faith community incorporates and represents their values and beliefs. We will share our experiences, issues we face, and how we can learn from each other.

One Love Gala: The Power of Love

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 One Love Gala 2018: The Power of Love The One Love gala was inspired by Bob Marley’s song one love! Some six years ago, when diversity chaplaincy was under threat, thanks to a Minister who thought otherwise, I was sitting distraught and this song, “One Love” was playing in the background. I thought to myself that we must have an event that both celebrates our work with those incarcerated and advocates for the continuation of this crucial service. The name suited it so much as interfaith leaders and people from all walks of life joined us for an evening of much love! Those incarcerated gets a second chance in Canada. That is the very teachings of our Faiths. We live and let others live. Chaplains do not sit in the jury box. They are there with a compassionate heart and a listening ear, holding hands with the men and women who approach them for spiritual direction, throughout their journey. Many …

Spiritual Dialogue Circle

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Spiritual Dialogue Circle will engage in a discussion around this year’s theme, Reach Out, hosted by Don Heights Unitarian Congregation.

Invocation of Peace

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Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre will host Invocation of Peace, a program of prayers, chants, singing and other traditional faith based presentations.

Words With God

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 World Association for Christian Communication and Diaspora Film Festival will screen the film, Words With God, and host a panel discussion.

Faithful Living: Celebrating Commonality in our Diversity

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 Metropolitan United Church, Intercultural Dialogue Institute and The Salvation Army will host a youth gathering entitled Faithful Living: Celebrating Commonality in our Diversity. A video will be produced from this workshop. 

“Reach Out” Film Uploaded on YouTube (WIHW)

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An original song and video “Reach Out”, will be uploaded to YouTube. Please watch for it, share it widely, and encourage others to also share.  Four faith traditions – Aboriginal/First Nations, Hindu (Sanatan Dharma), Wiccan and Zoroastrian – will introduce you to their Sacred Fire Ceremony.

Interfaith Open-House: West-Island of Montreal (Beth Tikvah Synagogue)

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Join us in visiting interfaith open houses taking place in the West Island of Montreal. Together, we will celebrate inclusivity, harmony and diversity! Joignez-vous à nous en visitant des journées portes ouvertes interconfessionnelles dans l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal. Ensemble, nous célébrerons l’inclusivité, l’harmonie et la diversité!

Interfaith Open-House: West-Island of Montreal (Thiru Murugan Temple)

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Join us in visiting interfaith open houses taking place in the West Island of Montreal. Together, we will celebrate inclusivity, harmony and diversity! Joignez-vous à nous en visitant des journées portes ouvertes interconfessionnelles dans l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal. Ensemble, nous célébrerons l’inclusivité, l’harmonie et la diversité!

Interfaith Open-House: West-Island of Montreal (Mary Queen of Peace Church)

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Join us in visiting interfaith open houses taking place in the West Island of Montreal. Together, we will celebrate inclusivity, harmony and diversity! Joignez-vous à nous en visitant des journées portes ouvertes interconfessionnelles dans l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal. Ensemble, nous célébrerons l’inclusivité, l’harmonie et la diversité!

Interfaith Open-House: West-Island of Montreal (Makkah Mosque)

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Join us in visiting interfaith open houses taking place in the West Island of Montreal. Together, we will celebrate inclusivity, harmony and diversity! Joignez-vous à nous en visitant des journées portes ouvertes interconfessionnelles dans l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal. Ensemble, nous célébrerons l’inclusivité, l’harmonie et la diversité!

Interfaith Open-House: West-Island of Montreal (Gurudwara Sahib)

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Join us in visiting interfaith open houses taking place in the West Island of Montreal. Together, we will celebrate inclusivity, harmony and diversity! Joignez-vous à nous en visitant des journées portes ouvertes interconfessionnelles dans l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal. Ensemble, nous célébrerons l’inclusivité, l’harmonie et la diversité!

Interfaith Open-House: West-Island of Montreal (Roxboro United Church)

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Join us in visiting interfaith open houses taking place in the West Island of Montreal. Together, we will celebrate inclusivity, harmony and diversity! Joignez-vous à nous en visitant des journées portes ouvertes interconfessionnelles dans l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal. Ensemble, nous célébrerons l’inclusivité, l’harmonie et la diversité!

Interfaith Open-House: West-Island of Montreal (Al-Jamieh Islamic Center)

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Join us in visiting interfaith open houses taking place in the West Island of Montreal. Together, we will celebrate inclusivity, harmony and diversity! Joignez-vous à nous en visitant des journées portes ouvertes interconfessionnelles dans l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal. Ensemble, nous célébrerons l’inclusivité, l’harmonie et la diversité!

Interfaith Open-House: West-Island of Montreal (St. Luke’s Catholic Church)

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Join us in visiting interfaith open houses taking place in the West Island of Montreal. Together, we will celebrate inclusivity, harmony and diversity! Joignez-vous à nous en visitant des journées portes ouvertes interconfessionnelles dans l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal. Ensemble, nous célébrerons l’inclusivité, l’harmonie et la diversité!

Interfaith Open-House: West-Island of Montreal (St. Raphael Archange Church)

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Join us in visiting interfaith open houses taking place in the West Island of Montreal. Together, we will celebrate inclusivity, harmony and diversity! Joignez-vous à nous en visitant des journées portes ouvertes interconfessionnelles dans l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal. Ensemble, nous célébrerons l’inclusivité, l’harmonie et la diversité!

Interfaith Open-House: West-Island of Montreal (Hindu Mandir)

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Join us in visiting interfaith open houses taking place in the West Island of Montreal. Together, we will celebrate inclusivity, harmony and diversity! Joignez-vous à nous en visitant des journées portes ouvertes interconfessionnelles dans l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal. Ensemble, nous célébrerons l’inclusivité, l’harmonie et la diversité!

Interfaith Open-House: Saint-Laurent (Congrégation Beth Ora)

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Join us in visiting interfaith open houses taking place in Saint Laurent. Together, we will celebrate inclusivity, harmony and diversity! Joignez-vous à nous en visitant des journées portes ouvertes interconfessionnelles à Saint-Laurent. Ensemble, nous célébrerons l’inclusivité, l’harmonie et la diversité!

Interfaith Open-House: Saint-Laurent (Église arménienne catholique)

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Join us in visiting interfaith open houses taking place in Saint Laurent. Together, we will celebrate inclusivity, harmony and diversity! Joignez-vous à nous en visitant des journées portes ouvertes interconfessionnelles à Saint-Laurent. Ensemble, nous célébrerons l’inclusivité, l’harmonie et la diversité!

Interfaith Open-House: Saint-Laurent

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Join us in visiting interfaith open houses taking place in Saint Laurent. Together, we will celebrate inclusivity, harmony and diversity! Joignez-vous à nous en visitant des journées portes ouvertes interconfessionnelles à Saint-Laurent. Ensemble, nous célébrerons l’inclusivité, l’harmonie et la diversité! Sunday the 4th of February / Dimanche le 4 février Église arménienne catholique 9:00AM – 3:00PM, 858 boulevard de la Côte-Vertu, Saint-Laurent  Église chrétienne évangélique de Saint-Laurent10:15AM – 12:00PM, 1775 boulevard Édouard-Laurin, Saint-Laurent 

Indonesian Gamelan Performance

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To finish of Interfaith Harmony Week at KPU on Richmond Campus, join the Multifaith Centre for a free performance of Indonesian Gamelan featuring Sutrisno Hartana. Sutrisno Hartana, master of Javanese gamelan music, dance, and shadow puppets, performs internationally throughout Asia, Europe, and North America in both traditional and contemporary works. Dr. Hartana attended the Indonesian Dance Conservatory in Java and received his BA in 1992 from the Indonesian Institute for the Arts (ISI) in Yogyakarta. In 2004, the King of Paku Alaman gave him the title Mas Lurah Lebda Swara making him a court musician at the Royal Palace in Java. Dr. Hartana holds his MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of B.C. and a Ph.D from the University of Victoria. He also directs and teaches gamelan at Simon Fraser University; plus collaborating with the Vancouver Gamelan Society and leading the Indonesian Consulate General Gamelan Group in Vancouver. Dr. Hartana current lives with his family in Vancouver.

Brown Bag and Beliefs

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Everyone is invited to attend this series which will focus on encouraging learning and respectful conversation about each other’s beliefs. Hosts: Guest Dena Nikolai: Dena Nicolai is a Chaplain and Refugee Support Mobilizer with the Christian Reformed Church, helping to build bridges between refugees and faith communities seeking to support them. Prior to moving to Vancouver in 2011, she lived and worked in the Middle East for four years, and has traveled extensively in Israel-Palestine, speaking with academics, faith leaders, students, human rights activists, and others there. This included a research trip in 2012 in which she visited and spoke with numerous people involved in reconciliation and dialogue initiatives between Israelis and Palestinians, and between Christians, Muslims, and Jews.     with KPU Chaplain, Dr Jennifer Roosma Jennifer Roosma is a member of the Tapestry Church in Richmond, has M.A. in Applied Theology from Regent College. Jennifer’s other hat is medical – she is a GP working part-time as a surgical …

Pancakes for Peace

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The Multi- Faith Centre chaplains at KPU are hosting a Pancakes for Peace breakfast in celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week, Feb. 6-8, 2018. Our theme this year is “Paths to Peace.” Please visit this page to find out more about events included KPU’s Interfaith Harmony Week: kpu.ca/interfaithharmony Kwantlen Polytechnic University is holding a 3 day event in its 4th annual celebration of WIHW in concert with the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, and the (vegetarian) Pancakes for Peace breakfast at KPU Richmond will be the kickoff! Leaders or their representatives from the various faith communities in Richmond will attend the breakfast on Tuesday February 6th at 8:30- 10 AM along with interested students, staff and faculty. All are welcome, but seats are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” Youth Interfaith Gathering

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To mark the “2018 Year of Youth” proclaimed as such by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Diocese of Canada elaborated a youth interfaith project called “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”. The Federal Government of Canada informed the Diocese about its decision to support the Project. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” Youth Interfaith Gathering

In Canada by zeinab

To mark the “2018 Year of Youth” proclaimed as such by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Diocese of Canada elaborated a youth interfaith project called “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”. The Federal Government of Canada informed the Diocese about its decision to support the Project. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” Youth Interfaith Gathering

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To mark the “2018 Year of Youth” proclaimed as such by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Diocese of Canada elaborated a youth interfaith project called “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”. The Federal Government of Canada informed the Diocese about its decision to support the Project. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” Youth Interfaith Gathering in Calgary (Day 4)

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To mark the “2018 Year of Youth” proclaimed as such by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Diocese of Canada elaborated a youth interfaith project called “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”. The Federal Government of Canada informed the Diocese about its decision to support the Project. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” Youth Interfaith Gathering in Calgary (Day 3)

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To mark the “2018 Year of Youth” proclaimed as such by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Diocese of Canada elaborated a youth interfaith project called “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”. The Federal Government of Canada informed the Diocese about its decision to support the Project. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” Youth Interfaith Gathering in Calgary (Day 1)

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To mark the “2018 Year of Youth” proclaimed as such by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Diocese of Canada elaborated a youth interfaith project called “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”. The Federal Government of Canada informed the Diocese about its decision to support the Project. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” Youth Interfaith Gathering (Day 6)

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To mark the “2018 Year of Youth” proclaimed as such by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Diocese of Canada elaborated a youth interfaith project called “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”. The Federal Government of Canada informed the Diocese about its decision to support the Project. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” Youth Interfaith Gathering (Day 5)

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To mark the “2018 Year of Youth” proclaimed as such by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Diocese of Canada elaborated a youth interfaith project called “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”. The Federal Government of Canada informed the Diocese about its decision to support the Project. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” Youth Interfaith Gathering (Day 3)

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To mark the “2018 Year of Youth” proclaimed as such by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Diocese of Canada elaborated a youth interfaith project called “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”. The Federal Government of Canada informed the Diocese about its decision to support the Project. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” Youth Interfaith Gathering (Day 2)

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To mark the “2018 Year of Youth” proclaimed as such by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Diocese of Canada elaborated a youth interfaith project called “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”. The Federal Government of Canada informed the Diocese about its decision to support the Project. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” Youth Interfaith Gathering (Day 1)

In Canada by zeinab

To mark the “2018 Year of Youth” proclaimed as such by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Diocese of Canada elaborated a youth interfaith project called “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”. The Federal Government of Canada informed the Diocese about its decision to support the Project. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves.

Quebec Mosque Shooting Anniversary Event (1612)

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January 29, 2018 marks one year since a gunman opened fire on the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City. With six individuals killed (and 19 injured), this shooting was the most deadly act of politically/ideologically-motivated violence (also known as 'terrorism') in Canada since 1989. This special program is dedicated to remembering the victims, and understanding the broader context of Islamophobia in which this act of violence occurred. Program Remembrance: Tariq Syed (DawaNet) Video excerpt from 'Your Last Walk in the Mosque' Discussion | Islamophobia in Canada: Dr. Ingrid Mattson (London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies, Huron University College at Western University) Dr. Barbara Perry (Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities at University of Ontario Institute of Technology; hate crimes expert) Azeezah Kanji (Legal analyst & writer) http://interfaithtoronto.ca/ This is a Pre-Parliament of the World's Religions event.

The Heart That Makes Us Human (853)

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Insightful talk by Cynthia White and Walter Lindstone. Musical offerings by interfaith groups. This is a pre-Parliament of the World\'s Religions event.

“Celebrating Our Diversity Now” Youth Interfaith Gathering in Calgary (Day 2)

In Canada by Levon Isakhanyan

To mark the “2018 Year of Youth” proclaimed as such by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Diocese of Canada elaborated a youth interfaith project called “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”. The Federal Government of Canada informed the Diocese about its decision to support the Project. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves.

Youth interfaith gathering “Celebrating Our Diversity Now” in Toronto (5504)

In Canada by Levon Isakhanyan

To mark the “2018 Year of Youth” proclaimed as such by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Diocese of Canada elaborated a youth interfaith project called “Celebrating Our Diversity Now”. The Federal Government of Canada informed the Diocese about its decision to support the Project. The project would bring together young leaders and clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, and Hindu Communities. At each meeting, each faith community will be represented by three young leaders of 18-35 years of age, and one clergy, appointed by the religious communities themselves.

Interfaith and Inter-Generational Ceremony- Qc Mosque shooting

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To mark the first anniversary of the Islamophobic killing at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City, the Concordia Student Union will hold an interfaith and intergenerational event.Omar Riaz, CSU General Coordinator; Ahmed Badr, CSU External Affairs Coordinator and Asma Mushtaq, CSU Academic and Advocacy Coordinator will join Connor Spencer, Vice-President of the Student Union of McGill University (SSMU) and a representative of the Association for the Voice of Education of Quebec (AVEQ), in welcoming the following faith and spiritual leaders at this commemoration• Imam Salam Elmenyawi• Ellie Hummel, Chaplain & Coordinator of Interfaith and Spirituality Center of Concordia• Rabbi Ellen Greenspan, Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom• Rev. Rosemary Lambie, Union United Church, and• Manjit Singh, Former Director, Office of Chaplaincy Services, McGill UniversityOther special guests include:• Marc Miller, MP (Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Sœurs)• Cathy Wong, President of the Municipal Council of Montreal and City Councillor (Peter McGill)• Samer Mazjoub, President of the Canadian Muslim Forum, and• Sameer Zuberi, Representative of the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association .A …

World Interfaith Harmony Week at a Unitarian Universalist Service

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An event of a series of fourteen visits to Sacred Spaces in Halifax that are part of the observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week. The Universalist Unitarian Church, part of the religious landscape of Halifax since 1837, is founded on the idea that people of diverse religious faith or none can unite in community and support one another in the quest to give meaning to life. There will be a special brief service at 7 pm to give an introduction to our faith tradition, followed by a discussion. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served.

World Interfaith Harmony Week Dinner Series

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As part of our annual events for World Interfaith Harmony Week, we will be continuing our Interfaith Dinner Series during the month of February. These dinners provide an opportunity to bond with, learn about, and enjoy the great cuisine of the diverse members of our community in Surrey! We will be changing things up a bit this year and expanding our dinner series over the entire month of February.  Each week a member of our interfaith community will host a dinner in their home.  Guests can attend one of these dinners, which will be provided by the hosts.  Conversation on our faith, beliefs and community can be provided by all! You can register here to be in the loop once dates are set for each dinner.  In a few weeks, you will receive an email with the dates (and spaces) available and you can reply to RSVP for yourself and any guests. You can also check out some of the remarkable stories from …

Community Collborative Chanting (8445)

In Canada by Kathleen Darby

Bethlehem Centre is offering the community a collaborative peaceful morning of chanting hosted by Gabriola Island’s sensational musical group Trio Sayso! The invitation to the public will take place on Sunday, January 28th from 10AM to Noon. This event is the final session of a blissful weekend workshop that starts at 3:00 PM Friday, January 26th and runs until 1:00 PM on Sunday, January 28th at 2371 Arbot Rd. Featuring the angelic Trio Sayso vocal harmonies of multi-instrumentalist Tina Jones, cellist Alannah Dow, and keyboardist/pianist Leah Hokanson, along with some of the other presenters, the event will offer a glimpse of the chanting that takes place over the full weekend. Admission is by donation at the door.

Love God, Love People (382)

In Canada by Mohammad Abubakr

#MadinaCanada, in recognition of World Interfaith Harmony Week, presents "Love God, Love People", a special symposium on having love for all, regardless of their age, race, gender, or religion. Join us on Friday, January 2nd, for the sermon with Shaykh Ibrahim Hussain and other religious leaders, from all faiths. Refreshments will be served. See you all at Madina Canada, 2380 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5K 1B4. Kids playroom is available, bring your family!

Textual Studies with a Twist! (5)

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Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together is open to all University of Toronto students with an interest in studying Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures. Students from all religious and academic backgrounds are welcome to participate in a close reading of scripture that opens new conversations and discovers interesting relationships across the three faiths.  The key to scriptural reasoning is friendship rather than consensus and wouldn’t that be a great thing to do over pizza?!  Please register at: multi.faith@utoronto.ca with your student number or drop-in any time to learn together and meet a new friend. Facilitators:Benjamin Lujan is completing a Ph.D. in Theological Studies at St. Michael’s College investigating inter-religious bases to practice interfaith political solidarity with Indigenous peoples in Canada. He participates in the Canadian Interfaith Conversation (the largest roundtable of faith communities and faith-related organizations in Canada) and teaches in a liberal arts program at Seneca College. He enjoys salsa-dancing and table tennis. Esther Reiser is a pursuing her PhD studying …

Textual Studies with a Twist! (4)

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Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together is open to all University of Toronto students with an interest in studying Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures. Students from all religious and academic backgrounds are welcome to participate in a close reading of scripture that opens new conversations and discovers interesting relationships across the three faiths.  The key to scriptural reasoning is friendship rather than consensus and wouldn’t that be a great thing to do over pizza?!  Please register at: multi.faith@utoronto.ca with your student number or drop-in any time to learn together and meet a new friend. Facilitators:Benjamin Lujan is completing a Ph.D. in Theological Studies at St. Michael’s College investigating inter-religious bases to practice interfaith political solidarity with Indigenous peoples in Canada. He participates in the Canadian Interfaith Conversation (the largest roundtable of faith communities and faith-related organizations in Canada) and teaches in a liberal arts program at Seneca College. He enjoys salsa-dancing and table tennis. Esther Reiser is a pursuing her PhD studying …

Textual Studies with a Twist! (3)

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Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together is open to all University of Toronto students with an interest in studying Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures. Students from all religious and academic backgrounds are welcome to participate in a close reading of scripture that opens new conversations and discovers interesting relationships across the three faiths.  The key to scriptural reasoning is friendship rather than consensus and wouldn’t that be a great thing to do over pizza?!  Please register at: multi.faith@utoronto.ca with your student number or drop-in any time to learn together and meet a new friend. Facilitators:Benjamin Lujan is completing a Ph.D. in Theological Studies at St. Michael’s College investigating inter-religious bases to practice interfaith political solidarity with Indigenous peoples in Canada. He participates in the Canadian Interfaith Conversation (the largest roundtable of faith communities and faith-related organizations in Canada) and teaches in a liberal arts program at Seneca College. He enjoys salsa-dancing and table tennis. Esther Reiser is a pursuing her PhD studying …

Textual Studies with a Twist! (2)

In Canada by zeinab

Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together is open to all University of Toronto students with an interest in studying Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures. Students from all religious and academic backgrounds are welcome to participate in a close reading of scripture that opens new conversations and discovers interesting relationships across the three faiths.  The key to scriptural reasoning is friendship rather than consensus and wouldn’t that be a great thing to do over pizza?!  Please register at: multi.faith@utoronto.ca with your student number or drop-in any time to learn together and meet a new friend. Facilitators:Benjamin Lujan is completing a Ph.D. in Theological Studies at St. Michael’s College investigating inter-religious bases to practice interfaith political solidarity with Indigenous peoples in Canada. He participates in the Canadian Interfaith Conversation (the largest roundtable of faith communities and faith-related organizations in Canada) and teaches in a liberal arts program at Seneca College. He enjoys salsa-dancing and table tennis. Esther Reiser is a pursuing her PhD studying …

Textual Studies with a Twist!

In Canada by zeinab

Reading Abrahamic Scriptures Together is open to all University of Toronto students with an interest in studying Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures. Students from all religious and academic backgrounds are welcome to participate in a close reading of scripture that opens new conversations and discovers interesting relationships across the three faiths.  The key to scriptural reasoning is friendship rather than consensus and wouldn’t that be a great thing to do over pizza?!  Please register at: multi.faith@utoronto.ca with your student number or drop-in any time to learn together and meet a new friend. Facilitators:Benjamin Lujan is completing a Ph.D. in Theological Studies at St. Michael’s College investigating inter-religious bases to practice interfaith political solidarity with Indigenous peoples in Canada. He participates in the Canadian Interfaith Conversation (the largest roundtable of faith communities and faith-related organizations in Canada) and teaches in a liberal arts program at Seneca College. He enjoys salsa-dancing and table tennis. Esther Reiser is a pursuing her PhD studying …

One Year Later: Islamophobia & the Quebec Mosque Shooting

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On January 29th, 2017, six Muslim men Abdelkrim Hassane, Azzeddine Soufiane, Boubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, and Mamadou Tanou Barry, were brutally murdered by Alexandre Bissonnette as they stood in prayer at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City. 19 others suffered from non-fatal injuries as a result of the shooting.  We invite both Muslims and non-Muslims to join us at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 in the East Common Room at Hart House to pray and grieve for the victims, and to extend solidarity and support to the survivors, their families, and their community. We welcome and encourage all students, staff, faculty, community members and leaders, especially those who are Muslim, to hold each other in kindness, to pray, to grieve, and to be engaged in solidarity with each other. This short prayer will be followed by a panel discussion to reflect upon the evolution of Islamophobia in Canada over the past year, to challenge the …

Ecology and Spirituality: A Winter Retreat

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Enjoy a day exploring the beautiful winter wonderland at Hart House Farm while discovering different sacred traditions around nature. Come to be uplifted and nourished by walking meditation, spiritual teachings, and a delicious vegetarian lunch.  Sunday February 18, 9 am-5pmHart House FarmBus departing/returning from front steps of Hart House Tickets: $5.00 can be purchased at:1) the Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Ave, Room 3092) or online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multi-faith-eco-spirituality-retreat-tickets-42277101950  Sponsored by the U of T Multifaith Centre at Hart House Farm

Open House: Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church

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Social Hour with light refreshments from 6:00pm – 7:00pmFayaz Tilly, Imam for the Muslim Council of Calgary and Chaplain at the University ofCalgary, speaking on “Religious Pluralism: An Imam’s Perspective”

Interfaith Homeless Food and Clothing Ministry in North Surrey (7250)

In Canada by Arun Chatterjee

Our bi-weekly Homeless Ministry is made of families from many faith traditions who come together to serve fresh, nutritious food to the Homeless Brothers and Sisters in the community of North Surrey, BC. This has been continuing for last 6 years on every 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays at 11 am. For more details, please email arunavc@hotmail.com.

Open House: FCJ Retreat and Conference Centre

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Refreshments will be servedWay of the Cross for Trafficked Persons: Join in the Way of the CrossEvening. Spend time in quiet personal and communal prayer and reflection of the Traffickingof Human Persons

Celebrating Our Differences: World Interfaith Harmony Week

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Celebrating Our DifferencesCreating Positive Change in a Divided World Join us this January 28 as we kick off World Interfaith Harmony Week. The talented musicians and storytellers of the Daughters of the Drum and the Naad Foundation are returning to Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara for another inspiring gathering. Through stories and songs from many spiritual traditions, we will explore how to create positive change in a time of great uncertainty and fear. We will acknowledge the courage of our sisters and brothers who shared their “me too” stories and explore how we can positively empower ourselves going forward so that we can live in harmony with each other. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend and share in Langar, the traditional Sikh communal meal. The 2018 Multifaith Calendar entitled “The Power of Inspiration” will be available for sale before and after the program. Program Details: 3:00pm Doors open3:30pm Program begins5:00pm Langar (Dinner)

Community Interfaith Devotional Gathering – Celebrating Unity in Diversity (2251)

In Canada by Connie Waterman

As we share prayers and readings from the scriptures of many of the world's religions, may we “inhale the heavenly fragrances, experience the sweetness of prayer, meditate upon the Creative Word, be transported on the wings of the spirit, and commune with the one Beloved.” Light refreshments will be served after the program. Everyone is encouraged to stay after to visit with one another in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.

The Heart That Makes Us Human

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Join us for an afternoon of performing arts, and a special presentation on Indigenous spirituality and their relationship with their land and environment.   Sathya Sai Baba Center of Toronto-York40 Voyager Ct Etobicoke3:00 pm to 5:30 pmFree Admission and Plenty of Free Parking

Movies with Meaning I: The Sultan and the Saint (5159)

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This is a new series at the Lotus! Join us for a movie, dinner, and discussion. Our first event is during World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018, and this theme is reflected in the movie we've chosen for you! It's a movie about two great men, the nephew of the famous Saladin (Salahuddin) and the would-be knight Francis, from Assisi; of Assisi, and their encounter during the Crusades. In keeping with the theme, dinner will be a dish from the region in which the story takes place – the Holy Land. Look forward to some amazing tastes, scenes, and ideas. Discussion after the film will be led by a Christian and a Muslim, and your thoughts and reflections will be central. Bring some friends; invite yourself and others to expand your horizons! ——- Dinner 6pm-7pm (RSVP here: Movie & Discussion 7:30pm-9:30pm ——- To reserve a spot for the Dinner portion of the program, RSVP. You will be able to choose from …

World Interfaith Harmony Week – Abrahamic Faiths Forum

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Help us mark World Interfaith Harmony week with a celebration (starting at 5pm) followed by vegetarian soup supper. At 7 p.m., Abrahamic Faiths Forum discussion. Topic: Isma’il (Ishmael) is significant in all three Abrahamic traditions.

Interfaith Council of Peel's Annual UN World Interfaith Harmony Week Prayer Breakfast (1487)

In Canada by Urz Heer

You are invited to join us for ICP's Annual UN World Interfaith Harmony Week Prayer Breakfast taking place on Mon Feb 5, 2018, 7:30am-9:00am at Jame Masjid Mississauga (5761 Coopers Ave, Mississauga, L4Z 1R9). We ask that you kindly RSVP by Feb 1st, 2018 via email at interfaithcouncilpeel@gmail.com . We hope to see you there as we join in prayer with faith leaders across Peel.

The Way of the Cross for Trafficked Persons (2543)

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Each year, hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children are exploited in trafficking schemes. PRAYER & REFLECTION LED BY SR. GER CURRAN, FCJ The Way of the Cross will give us an opportunity to open our hearts and minds to the stories of those who walk the path of humiliation and abuse every day and will provide an opportunity for discussion and raising awareness of what it is like to be a trafficked person.

Surrey Interfaith Pilgrimage – KPU Group

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oin us for an interfaith pilgrimage through Surrey! Starting at Thien Ton Buddhist Temple, 17192 – 96 Ave. Surrey and stopping at different places of prayer and worship. An expression of interfaith solidarity, cooperation, and compassion.  Part of the 2018 UN World Interfaith and Harmony Week at KPU and throughout Surrey. Hosted by the Surrey Interfaith Counsel. See event photo for more details. Contact Ethan, KPU Multi-Faith Centre Chaplain, at ethan.vanderleek@kpu.ca to connect or for more information.

Call for Submissions: KPU World Interfaith and Harmony Week 2018

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Submit your work to the World Interfaith and Harmony Week festival at KPU! We are looking for submissions of stories, poetry, art, music, video, or other creative expression.  A Multi-Media festival celebrating harmony and acceptance among people of all faiths and secular beliefs. Work to be displayed on the Surrey and Richmond campuses from Feb. 6-8, 2018. Submit electronically, contact for physical submission drop off, or with any questions at multifaith@kpu.ca.

Closing Event – UN World Interfaith and Harmony Week

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Come hear stories, poems, music, and reflections on Interfaith cooperation, harmony, and the “Paths to Peace” that we strive to walk together at KPU at beyond. Tea, coffee, and snacks provided by Grassroots Cafe. Invite your friends to this closing event. Please participate with a poem, song, story, or other submission! Contact Ethan at ethan.

UN World Interfaith Harmony Week at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (9076)

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This is the 4th Annual WIHW festival at KPU. We start on Feb. 6th with a Pancakes for Peace Breakfast with community religious leaders. At noon we have a Indonesian Gamelan Performance of Dance and song, then main hall corridor submission display Feb 6-8, 2018. On Wednesday, Feb. 7 We have a Brown Bags and Beliefs presentation on the Reconciliation Initiative: Israel and Palestine and with a closing ceremony at 5PM on Feb. 8th at Grassroots café on the Surrey campus with music and short talks on Peace and Harmony. All KPU community and the cities of Richmond and Surrey, BC are invited and is open to the public

Canadian Interfaith Open-House Weekend (5481)

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We are currently organizing the first annual Canadian interfaith open house weekend, whereby places of worship across Canada will be encouraged to host their neighbors and help them discover their own religions and cultural backgrounds. Year one will focus on the metropolitan regions of Montreal and Toronto as a test platform, and we hope to grow this initiative over the years.

Interfaith Music & Spoken Word Concert

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In celebration of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, we cordially invite you to the 2018 Interfaith Music & Spoken Word Concert! Join us for the free event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 – Doors open at 5:30pm. Program starts at 7pm. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6270 – 126 Street, Surrey, BC We invite you to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Surrey Food Bank.

Taste of Shambhala (3091)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Guide for Guests: Taste of Shambhala is a weekly Open House. Follow hearty soup and social time, with an introduction to Mindfulness meditation, plus open conversation about this increasingly respected practice and tradition. All welcome. Shambhala: A Global Community Shambhala is a global community of people inspired by the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature, our innate wisdom, can be developed so that it benefits our own lives and helps meet the many challenges facing the world. Shambhala welcomes people from all walks of life, faiths, and backgrounds. They come together to practice meditation, gather, and celebrate in order to develop a global culture that cultivates dignity and sanity in an increasingly chaotic and stressful world.

Indigenous Talking Circle on Reconciliation (3736)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Guide for Guests: Talking Circle led by Elder Billy Lewis. Within the context of Interfaith Harmony Week, the purpose of the Circle is to explore how we can re-establish the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous people, and restore it to harmony. The Circle will be conducted in a sacred way with a smudging and with respect for all traditions gathered in that Circle. As you come in the front door, take the stairs upstairs.

Brahma Kumaris Guided Meditation (229)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Guide for Guests: Open to all. Remove shoes at front door; maintain silence while entering meditation hall. A brief introduction to meditation and the core understandings will be given, followed by a guided meditation experience, chai, and chat. Our Community: Everyone wants peace. At this time the world needs peace. Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide spiritual movement dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal. Founded in India in 1937, Brahma Kumaris has spread to over 110 countries on all continents and has had an extensive impact in many sectors as an international NGO. Their real commitment is to helping individuals transform their perspective of the world from material to spiritual. It supports the cultivation of a deep collective consciousness of peace and of the individual dignity of each soul. Meditation centres offer programs free of charge with the intention of creating peace in the world – one thought at a time through the practice of meditation. By changing our thinking …

Interfaith Celebration (8875)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Doors open at 6:30 – displays and socializing. Music Prayers, Dancing and Displays from diverse traditions and paths, along with Socializing and Refreshments.

Hindu Puja (3236)

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Guide for Guests: Visitors remove footwear and wash their hands on the first floor, and then are escorted by a volunteer to the main temple on the second floor. Men sit on the right side and women on the left side. At 12:20 guests will be asked to introduce themselves. Guests can do Arati, the showing of lighted lamp to God. Guests have the option to take the holy drink which is a mixture of milk, honey, sugar, etc. After puja (ritual worship), a gourmet vegetarian meal follows on the first level. Guests will be introduced to the executive board of the Temple.

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Meeting for Worship (9965)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Guide to Guests: A brief introduction to the Quaker religion will be followed by a Meeting for Worship. Guests are invited to participate as we sit in a circle in silence, listening to the voice of the Spirit. One or another Friend or guest may be moved to speak, perhaps on a spiritual subject, perhaps about a moving experience she or he may have had. We leave a space of silence between spoken ministry to allow the group to absorb the testimony. The Meeting closes with an elder taking the hands of his or her neighbours as we form a circle holding hands. A social time follows with light refreshments, friendly conversation, and questions. Our Community: The Religious Society of Friends is a denomination flowing from the Christian tradition, founded in England in 1652, by George Fox and his followers. Friends believe there is direct communication between God and Man. By worshipping in silence, Friends experience the voice of the …

Christian Worship at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (7921)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Guide for Guests: Enter at the Allan Street entrance where there is also an accessible entrance for those with mobility concerns. You are welcome to wear regular everyday clothes. There will be a printed service guide to help you through the service. All are welcome to take part in Holy Communion. Visitors are not expected to make offerings. A fellowship hour for refreshments and conversation follows the one-hour-fifteen-minute service. Washrooms are located directly ahead as you enter the Allan Street entrance. Our History: The logo above captures the central beliefs of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection: an empty cross echoing the Easter theme, the sun behind the cross suggesting Christ as the light of the world, the radii on the sun reminding us of individual lives focusing toward the centre of Christ who draws us closer in communion with one another, and finally the vibrant vine on the cross – rising from the rock and rubble of seeming …

Pagan Ritual Celebration of Imbolc (6872)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Guide for Guests: The Druid Grove of Nova Scotia will preside over Imbolc, the Celtic Celebration of Brige, the Triple Goddess, at ewing time – the first sign of oncoming Spring. At 7 p.m. there will be a welcome, introduction to our community and instructions regarding the ritual, followed directly by our celebration of Imbolc. Some chairs will be provided for those who cannot stand during ritual. There will be displays representing many of the traditions and a brief introduction before the ritual. Our community will wear festive and comfortable clothing and this can be as varied as our people. Please dress as you feel is appropriate. Please note that we do not allow any form of recording during ritual. Snacks and chat with the community will follow. Our History: Pagan Presence Committee was created by Earth Spirit Society of Nova Scotia (ESSNS) in January 2008 to apply for participation in World Religion Day. It was created as on open …

Bahá’í Community Devotional (4799)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Guide for Guests: All are welcome to join the community for prayers, music, and devotions where creativity and spirituality meet. This will be followed by an informative video, question and answer period and refreshments. Discover a unifying vision of the future of society offered by the Baha’i Faith towards world peace and of the nature and purpose of life to know God and attain His presence by walking a path of service. Come as you are. All Welcome. Our Community: The Bahá’í Community of Canada is made up of some 30,000 Canadians from backgrounds that are truly representative of Canada’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity. Canadian Bahá’ís live in every province and territory and are spread among 1200 localities. Their economic and social backgrounds are as diverse as their cultural and religious heritage. The Bahá’í Faith has more than five million members worldwide. Bahá’ís are the followers of Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892) whom they regard as the most recent in the line …

Jewish Shabbat (3690)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Guide for Guests: Enter by the door on Pepperell Street. When we observe Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, we traditionally refrain from writing, using non-medical electronics (such as cell phones and cameras), smoking, and handling money, in and/or near our synagogue. We invite you to help us celebrate Shabbat by affirming the world in its natural state and warmly engaging with those around us. Our Community: The first Jews arrived in Halifax in 1750, only a year after the city was founded. They were merchants from Newport, Rhode Island and little is known about them or their offspring. The Halifax Jewish community, as we know it today, took form in the 1890s when Jewish immigrants fleeing from the Pograms in Russia settled in the city. In 1895 the first synagogue, an orthodox synagogue, was established in Halifax. As the Halifax Jewish population grew, Jewish religious practice diversified and in 1953 a conservative congregation, the Shaar Shalom Congregation, was established. On October …

Muslim Jummah Prayer (2193)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Guide for Guests: Female guests enter the mosque through a door across the green area leading to the prayer space dedicated for women. Male guests enter the facility through the door facing St. Matthias Street. Both male and female guests are encouraged to dress modestly. Female guests are also encouraged to bring headscarves. All guests are welcome to listen to the sermon and watch the congregants performing prayer. Chairs will be available. Tour and Socializing: Both women and men may meet in the back of the prayer hall to learn about this weekly prayer and about Islam and Muslims in general. Given the distinctive Islamic architecture, this will be followed by a short tour of the prayer hall and the new gym in the basement where there will be socializing. Our Community: The history of Muslims in Canada is as old as the birth of Canada itself. According to the 1871 Canadian Census, four years after Canada’s birth, there were …

Universalist Unitarian Service (6571)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Guide for Guests: There will be a special brief service at 7:00 p.m. to give an introduction to our faith tradition, followed by a discussion. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served. Our Community: The Universalist Unitarian Church, part of the religious landscape of Halifax since 1837, is founded on the idea that people of diverse religious faith or none can unite in community and support one another in the quest to give meaning to life. There will be a special brief service at 7 pm to give an introduction to our faith tradition, followed by a discussion. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served.

Sikh Kirtan and Langar (9350)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Guide for Guests: Enter the prayer hall with bare feet and covered head. Please bring your own headscarf. Shoes and coats are left in the safe coatroom downstairs. In the prayer hall, everyone sits on the floor; some chairs are provided. Langar (communal food) is served upstairs after the service to all those who attend the service. Food is vegetarian and prepared fresh in the morning by volunteers. Langar is an important part of the service. It provides social time and sense of sharing and seva. All sit on the floor for Langar.

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® (4589)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Guide for Guests: Our guests will be welcomed as they enter the front door of the Centre. The sessions for the morning will be held in the hall on the ground floor. We begin at 9 a.m. with chanting. Guests are very welcome to join in. Handbooks will be provided. At 10 o’clock, our guests will be encouraged to join us as we continue with Taoist Tai Chi® practice. Guests are invited to share lunch with us at 11:30. Lunch is prepared at the Centre by volunteers each Sunday, and provides a time of conversation and fellowship. About Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism: The Taoist Arts were brought to Canada in 1970 by our founder, Master Moy Lin Shin. These arts include chanting, Taoist meditation, temple rituals, as well as the 108 move Taoist Tai Chi® set, the lok hup ba fa and hsing-I sets, the Taoist Tai Chi® sword and sabre sets, and push hands. Master Moy Lin …

INDIGENOUS TALKING CIRCLE

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Talking Circle led by Elder Billy Lewis. Within the context of Interfaith Harmony Week, the purpose of the Circle is to explore how we can re-establish the relationship between non-indigenous people, and restore harmony. The Cricle will be introduced in a sacred way with a smudgin and with respect for all traditions gathered in tht circle.

Brahma Kumaris GUIDED MEDITATION

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Guide for Guests: Visitors remove footwear and wash their hands on the first floor, and then are escorted by a volunteer to the main temple on the second floor. Men sit on the right side and women on the left side. At 12:20 guests will be asked to introduce themselves.

Celebration of World Interfaith Harmony

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Guide for Guests: Visitors remove footwear and wash their hands on the first floor, and then are escorted by a volunteer to the main temple on the second floor. Men sit on the right side and women on the left side. At 12:20 guests will be asked to introduce themselves.

Hindu Puja

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Guide for Guests: Visitors remove footwear and wash their hands on the first floor, and then are escorted by a volunteer to the main temple on the second floor. Men sit on the right side and women on the left side. At 12:20 guests will be asked to introduce themselves.

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

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Guide for Guests: A brief introduction to the Quaker religion will be followed by a Meeting for Worship. Guests are invited to participate as we sit in a circle in silence, listening to the voice of the Spirit. One or another Friend may be moved to speak, perhaps on a spiritual subject, perhaps about a moving experience she or he may have had. We leave a space of silence between spoken ministry to allow the group to absorb the testimony. The Meeting closes with an elder taking the hands of his or her neighbours as we form a circle holding hands. A social time follows with light refreshments, friendly conversation, and questions.

Lutheran Church of Resurrection

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Guide for Guests Enter at the Allan Street entrance where there is also an accessible entrance for those with mobility concerns. You are welcome to wear regular everyday clothes. There will be a printed service guide to help you through the service. All are welcome to take part in Holy Communion. Visitors are not expected to make offerings. A fellowship hour for refreshments and conversation follows the one-hour-fifteen-minute service. Washrooms are located directly ahead as you enter the Allan Street entrance.

Pagan Presence Committee: Ritual Celebration of Imbolc

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Guide for Guests: The Druid Grove of Nova Scotia will preside over Imbolc, the Celtic Celebration of Brige, the Triple Goddess, at ewing time – the first sign of oncoming Spring. At 7 p.m. there will be a welcome, introduction to our community and instructions regarding the ritual, followed directly by our celebration of Imbolc. Some chairs will be provided for those who cannot stand during ritual. There will be displays representing many of the traditions and a brief introduction before the ritual. Our community will wear festive and comfortable clothing and this can be as varied as our people. Please dress as you feel is appropriate. Please note that we do not allow any form of recording during ritual. Snacks and chat with the community will follow. Our History: Pagan Presence Committee was created by Earth Spirit Society of Nova Scotia (ESSNS) in January 2008 to apply for participation in World Religion Day. It was created as on open committee: …

Baha’i Community Devotional

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G uide for Guests: All are invited to join the community for prayers, music and devotions where creativity and spirituality meet. This will be followed by an informative video, question and answer period and refreshments. Discover a unifying vision of the future of society offered by the Baha’i Faith towards world peace and of the nature and purpose of life to know God and attain His presence by walking a path of service. Come as you are. All Welcome. Our Community: The Bahá’í Community of Canada is made up of some 30,000 Canadians from backgrounds that are truly representative of Canada’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity. Canadian Bahá’ís live in every province and territory and are spread among 1200 localities. Their economic and social backgrounds are as diverse as their cultural and religious heritage. The Bahá’í Faith has more than five million members worldwide. Bahá’ís are the followers of Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892) whom they regard as the most recent in the line of Messengers …

Jewish Shabat

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Guide for Guests: Thank you so much for joining us at the Shaar. When we observe Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, we traditionally refrain from writing, using non-medical electronics (such as cell phones and cameras), smoking, and handling money, in and/or near our synagogue. We invite you to help us celebrate Shabbat by affirming the world in its natural state and warmly engaging with those around us. Our Community: The first Jews arrived in Halifax in 1750, only a year after the city was founded. They were merchants from Newport, Rhode Island and little is known about them or their offspring. The Halifax Jewish community, as we know it today, took form in the 1890s when Jewish immigrants fleeing from the Pograms in Russia settled in the city. In 1895 the first synagogue, an orthodox synagogue, was established in Halifax. As the Halifax Jewish population grew, Jewish religious practice diversified and in 1953 a conservative congregation, the Shaar Shalom Congregation, was …

Muslim Jummah Prayer

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Guide for Guests: Female guests enter the mosque through a door across the green area leading to the prayer space dedicated for women. Male guests enter the facility through the door facing St. Matthias Street. Both male and female guests are encouraged to dress modestly. Female guests are also encouraged to bring headscarves. All guests are welcome to listen to the sermon and watch the congregants performing prayer. Chairs will be available.Tour and Socializing: Both women and men may meet in the back of the prayer hall to learn about this weekly prayer and about Islam and Muslims in general. Given the distinctive Islamic architecture, this will be followed by a short tour of the prayer hall and the new gym in the basement where there will be socializing.   Our Community: The history of Muslims in Canada is as old as the birth of Canada itself. According to the 1871 Canadian Census, four years after Canada’s birth, there were 13 …

Unitarian Universalist Service

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The Universalist Unitarian Church, part of the religious landscape of Halifax since 1837, is founded on the idea that people of  diverse religious faith or none can unite in community and support one another in the quest to give meaning to life. There will be a special brief service at 7 pm to give an introduction to our faith tradition, followed by a discussion. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served. 

Sikh Kirtan (Songs of Praise to God) and Langar (Communal Meal)

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Guide for Guests: Visitors remove footwear and wash their hands on the first floor, and then are escorted by a volunteer to the main temple on the second floor. Men sit on the right side and women on the left side. At 12:20 guests will be asked to introduce themselves. Guests can do Arati, the showing of lighted lamp to God. Guests have the option to take the holy drink which is a mixture of milk, honey, sugar, etc. After puja (ritual worship), a gourmet vegetarian meal follows on the first level. Guests will be introduced to the executive board of the Temple.

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® Arts (Taoist)

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Guide for Guests: Visitors remove footwear and wash their hands on the first floor, and then are escorted by a volunteer to the main temple on the second floor. Men sit on the right side and women on the left side. At 12:20 guests will be asked to introduce themselves. Guests can do Arati, the showing of lighted lamp to God. Guests have the option to take the holy drink which is a mixture of milk, honey, sugar, etc. After puja (ritual worship), a gourmet vegetarian meal follows on the first level. Guests will be introduced to the executive board of the Temple.

Multi-Faith Vigil for Healing and Peace

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Faith traditions came together to pray for the victims and families of Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. Hosted by Metropolitan United Church and Toronto Area Interfaith Council (TAIC).

Culture and Religion Intertwined: How do we Stay True to Ourselves?

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An “experts” panel explored How do Culture and Religion influence and interact with each other (with respect to the Jewish, Catholic and Islamic faith tradtions)? A “young adult” panel examined How do we share the joys and overcome the challenges that arise from the influences and interactions between culture and religion? How do we continue to live out our faiths to the fullest, be ourselves, and grow as persons of faith? In Salt+Light Media’s article, Sebastian Gomes reported “A major point of emphasis in the discussion was the positive and unique pluralist reality that exists in Canada. Because of its size relative to its tiny population, its history of complementarity between French and English cultures, its openness to immigrants, and its geographic location, Nasir called it “one of the last outposts of real multiculturalism in the world.””

Spiritual Dialogue Circle

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For the fourth consecutive year, this multi-faith Circle was proud to participate in World Interfaith Harmony Week. Since 2009, the Circle has been encouraging a culture of encounter and is an excellent opportunity to engage with Toronto’s diverse communities. On this occasion, participants engaged in respectful dialogue exploring what it means to Reach Out to each other on a day-to-day basis. Some of the participants representing Agnostic, Baha’i, Christian, Humanist, Interfaith, Spiritually Independent and Unitarian communities.

Words with Gods

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This public screening included a panel discussion. The film is a series of nine beautifully captured short films each with the theme of faith and spirituality and the individual connection with the divine. The panel discussion was moderated by Philip Lee – Writer, Editor and Director of Programs at WACC with panelists Tracey Erin Smith – Founder of SoulOTheater Company, Shahram Tabe – Director of the International Diaspora Film Festival and Areej Rashid – Development Coordinator at WACC and Masters Student at the University of Toronto’s Muslim Chaplaincy Program.

An Evening of Interfaith Performing Arts

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For the third year, the Toronto Steering Committee presented this concert with performances ranging from a contemporary dance piece titled Wrestling inspired by a Christian song called Prayer; Sufi/Qawali songs in praise of the creator; Japanese taiko drumming, a symbol of community and bringing people together; the Humanness Song; Kathak, a North Indian Classical Dance and a Muslim musician singing original Canadian folksongs.

A Day Devoted to Sexuality, Storytelling, and Community Building

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On this day, the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week turned its attention to a program on “Transexuality and Other Border Crossings” presented by the University of Calgary, sharing personal faith narratives through “Fifty Stories of Faith,” and discerning ways to create community hubs to bring people from different faith, ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds together in safe and sacred places.

Open Houses and Musical Services

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Nineteen congregations held open houses that welcomed Calgarians for a tour and talk about their sacred space and the rituals and teachings that characterize their faith. Many families charted a route to visit as many congregations as they could in one day! Refreshments were served and a truly warm and gracious spirit pervaded the open house program.  The Calgary Interfaith Council also posted “Virtual Tours” of several sacred spaces for those who were unable to participate in the visits.

Calgary Celebrates World Interfaith Harmony Week (9331)

In Canada by Rabbi Shaul Osadchey

The World Interfaith Harmony Week began with an opening ceremony at City Hall with Mayor Nenshi reading a City Proclamation and all faiths participating in the event. Throughout the week, we featured a breakfast devoted to "Multi-Faith" families, Open Houses and Virtual Tours of Houses of Worship, two Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build Days, a multi-faith rally for the victims of the Quebec mosque shooting, pulpit exchanges, two "Building Sacred Bridges" concerts and a concluding dinner at a local Turkish restaurant. The week garnered significant attendance and media attention and was a very successful first event celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week.

World Interfaith Harmony Week – Building Harmonious Communities

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The Cornwall Interfaith Partnership invites you to share in an exploration of “What is the Role of Community Institutions and groups (including faith groups) in helping to build harmonious local communities?” When we engage in discussion, we learn from each other. All are welcome!

Special Sunday Service in honour of World Interfaith Harmony Week (3109)

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Standing united in spreading a message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in Toronto's churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship, the Church of Scientology of Toronto joined members of the many diverse faiths in celebrating the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week in the first week of February 2017. The celebration this year also sent a special message of support to Canadian Muslims, particularly to the families of those who were senselessly massacred in St. Foy, Quebec. On February 5, 2017, the Church of Scientology of Toronto held a special Sunday Service in honour of World Interfaith Harmony Week with a tribute for the St. Foy, Quebec victims and their families, inviting Imam Habeeb Alli to speak to their congregation. Church Interfaith Director, Rev. Earl Smith gave a sermon from the writings of Church of Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard, entitled, “What is Greatness?” wherein he says, “It requires real strength to love man. And to love him despite …

‘How Communication Can Enhance Interfaith Harmony’.

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People, all around the world, are getting frustrated and depressed by the consistent stories of violence and persecution on the name of religion through media. Humankind is in epoch of transition and human race is looking for a new philosophy, a new paradigm  and a new consciousness to build  bridges of peace and harmony on earth. It is undeniable reality that we have to create safe spaces for people of all belief systems, cultures and spiritual traditions. H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan initiated a credible interfaith harmony resolution which was unanimously adopted by UNO on October 20, 2010. The first week of February was declared as a World Interfaith Harmony Week. It was based on the pioneering work of the Common World Initiative that focused on fundamental religious Commandments-’Love of God’ and ‘love of Neighbour’ but the WIHW extends it by adding ‘Love of the Good’ and ‘Love of the Neighbour’. It includes those of other faiths, and those …

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he Ummah Masjid will be hosting a public event this Saturday at 5:45 p.m. at 2510 St. Matthias St. Jean-Michel Blais, the chief of the Halifax Regional Police, Geoff Regan, speaker of the House of Commons and Member of Parliament Andy Fillmore will be in attendance. According to the mosque’s website, Blais, Regan and Fillmore will share their thoughts on the Quebec City mosque shooting, and will answer audience questions regarding the safety of the Muslim community in Halifax. The event will be followed by a potluck.

Standing on Guard

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n a show of support, members of the Halifax community came together Friday afternoon to link hands around the Ummah Masjid. Following noon prayers on Friday, about 300 people both young and old stood outside and held hands around the mosque. Norm Horofker, the minister at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax, organized the event following the Jan. 29 terrorist attack on a mosque in Quebec City where six men were killed. “In a way we’re standing on guard,” Horofker said about encircling the mosque. “We’re making a statement that what’s going on within this building is sacred and is something that we want to protect and preserve, and allow people the peace to pray without threat.” For Ashraf Al Zaman, the executive chair of the Ummah Masjid, the support of the Halifax community in the days following the attack has been “amazing.”

Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week

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It’s World Interfaith Harmony Week. The GRH community is celebrating the occasion by remembering how our local Interfaith Grand River organization came together following a tragedy. The group (named after the watershed rather than the hospital) subsequently made a big impact on the spiritual care needs of patients and families at GRH.

Abrahamic Faiths Forum: Suffering

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This latest instalment of Abrahamic Faiths Forum will focus on suffering. Speakers include Dalinda Reese (Judaism), Brice Balmer (Christianity), and a Muslim speaker yet to be determined. Free. All welcome. (The above photo is from the Abrahamic Faiths Forum, February 2016)

Multifaith Celebration & Meal

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In conjunction with UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, we will observe a celebration of darkness to light as a way of faith communities thinking about how suffering is relieved. This is a multifaith celebration with participation from Buddhists, Christians, First Nations, Jews, Muslims, Wiccans, and more. How does light overcome the darkness? At 6 p.m., a light community meal will be available for those who participated in the multifaith celebration.   

UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

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Celebration of darkness to light as a way of faith communities thinking about how suffering is relieved. This is a multifaith service with participation from Buddhists, Christians, First Nations, Jews, Muslims, Wiccans, and more. How does light overcome the darkness? Location: Keffer Chapel, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary at the corner of Albert Street and Bricker Avenue in Waterloo, on the southwest corner of Wilfrid Laurier University’s campus. Parking: If you park in one of the seminary lots, please obtain a parking pass from the seminary office after you arrive. Parking may also be available on the street.

Introduction to World Interfaith Harmony Week

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The agenda will include a brief introduction to Interfaith Harmony Week and then a roundtable discussion on the following question: “What is the role of community institutions and groups (including faith groups) in helping to build harmonious local communities?” This is also part of an ongoing effort by the Cornwall Interfaith Partnership to hold discussions that help to foster understanding within a diverse community and to facilitate multi-faith dialogue. This event comes at a time when we are all struggling with the tragic news from Quebec so we will include a brief time for reflection and prayer to remember the individuals and families affected by this tragedy. All are welcome. There is no charge for this event and donations of food for Agape Centre are always welcome.

Open Mic for Interfaith Harmony

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To conclude UN World Interfaith and Harmony Week at KPU, in partnership with the KSA and GrassRoots Cafe, you are invited to enjoy an evening of story, poetry, song, and reflection on the interfaith task in pursuit of global peace and harmony. If you would like to share a story, song, or anything else on the theme of “stories that build bridges,” please contact ethan.vanderleek@kpu.ca All are welcome to share in this free event!

Refugee Stories

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KPU Multi-Faith Centre’s 3rd Annual UN World Interfaith Harmony Week presents a free speaking event with Chris Friesen, director of settlement services with Immigrant Services Society of B.C.  As a veteran of the refugee and immigrant settlement sector for over 30 years, Chris Friesen is a frequent speaker, media spokesperson and research collaborator on immigration related policy and program areas. For over two decades, Mr. Friesen has worked with ISSofBC one of Canada’s largest multicultural immigrant serving agencies. Chris was one of the key leaders and media spokeperson for Operation Syrian Refugee resettlement initiative in BC. Mr. Friesen designed and implemented immediate reception, temporary and permanent housing for Syrian government assisted refugees destined to BC. Mr. Friesen was also instrumental in the concept and design of the recently opened social purpose built facility — ISSofBC Welcome Centre in Vancouver. The Welcome Centre is the first facility of its kind in the world, bringing together various services, agencies, private and public institutions …

From Child to Philosopher: My Chinese Interfaith Journey

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KPU Multi-Faith Centre’s 3rd Annual UN World Interfaith Harmony Week presents a free speaking event with KPU philosophy instructor, Dr. Puqun Li, as you’re invited to share in his interfaith journey from a curious child to a philosophical adult.  “I view philosophy as a personal struggle in becoming a decent human being, rather than as a list of free-floating theories. My teaching slogan is: ‘If you can not give an example of what you are talking about, you don’t actually know what you are talking about.’”   Dr. Li specializes in Wittgenstein, Asian philosophy, and comparative philosophy, and his publications include A Guide to Asian Philosophy Classics, 2012 Broadview, Canada, and Wittgenstein on Non-significant Propositions, 2010, VDM Verlag, Germany.

UN World Interfaith Harmony Week (KPU)

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wantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) wants to be part of the solution. From February 7-9, 2017, in concert with the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, KPU’s Multi-Faith Centre will host its 3rd Annual World Interfaith Harmony Week Festival at both KPU Richmond and Surrey. This year’s theme- Stories that Build Bridges – is a call to share experiences or personal narratives on the theme of Interfaith Harmony. Submissions can take the form of poetry, art, music, or other creative expressions. The Multi-faith Centre welcomes submissions on this theme until January 27, 2017. Late submissions will also be accepted and considered subject to availability. Submissions will be exhibited in the KPU Richmond Rotunda and KPU Surrey Main building from February 7 – 9. Join us for other events, including song and dance performers, speakers, and an open mic night to wrap-up the event in GrassRoots Cafe on February 9 at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to stop by the Aboriginal Gathering Place to experience Letters from Beyond: A …

UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) wants to be part of the solution. From February 7-9, 2017, in concert with the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, KPU’s Multi-Faith Centre will host its 3rd Annual World Interfaith Harmony Week Festival at both KPU Richmond and Surrey. This year’s theme- Stories that Build Bridges – is a call to share experiences or personal narratives on the theme of Interfaith Harmony. Submissions can take the form of poetry, art, music, or other creative expressions. The Multi-faith Centre welcomes submissions on this theme until January 27, 2017. Late submissions will also be accepted and considered subject to availability. Submissions will be exhibited in the KPU Richmond Rotunda and KPU Surrey Main building from February 7 – 9. Join us for other events, including song and dance performers, speakers, and an open mic night to wrap-up the event in GrassRoots Cafe on February 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Where is the Love? (7544)

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Join us with Shaykh Ibrahim Hussain and Rev. Dr. Terry Atkinson for an education and spiritual evening in recognition of World Interfaith Harmony Week & A Common Word. As human beings, we should all love one another regardless of our age, gender, or faith. This evening will feature speakers from both the Islamic and Christian faiths as we work towards answering the question: “Where is the love?” Register now at www.madinaseminary.ca/whereisthelove!

HRM’s Candlelight Vigil for Quebec’s Victims

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To our dear big family in Halifax: HRM is organizing a candlelight vigil led by our Mayor Mike Savage to stand in solidarity with the grieving families after the terrorist attack at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City. Tonight, we stand as one big family, coming together from our diverse faith, ethnic and social backgrounds, united and supportive in such tragic times, proving that nothing will ever separate and divide us, but instead will bring us further together, closer to each other.

Interfaith Conference

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How Can Interfaith Communication Enhance Harmony? Leaders from local religious communities will share perspectives from their traditions. Talks will be followed by devotional music and round table discussion. This event is free and all are welcome. This event is organized by the Global Clergy Association in partnership with the Surrey Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in celebration of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week. More information: Dr. Jagessar Das: (604) 599-6876 Acharya Dwivedi: (604) 507-3099 The event takes place February 4, 2017, 1-4pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10122 –140th Street, Surrey

World Interfaith Harmony Day

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The Tri-Cities Interfaith Council is thrilled to announce that on Saturday, February 4, 2016 from 1 – 3 PM they will host the Tri-Cities third annual World Interfaith Harmony Celebration. World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010, in a resolution that states: “mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace” and so they “establish World Interfaith Harmony Week as a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith.”

Reach Out Youtube Video Release

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St Philips Lutheran Church house band No Fixed Address collaborated with other musicians to create a music video reflecting the 2017 theme for Toronto’s World Interfaith Harmony Week.

Habitat for Humanity

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The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week. The City of Calgary is proclaiming February 1-7, 2017 to be World Interfaith Harmony Week in Calgary.

An Evening of Interfaith Performing Arts

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An official United Nations initiative celebrated the first week of every February – “seeks to bring together all people of good will, regardless of faith or no faith, to learn about each other and find ways to work together on common agendas”. In Toronto, we have been celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week since 2013.  Noor Cultural Centre is a member of the 2015 steering committee.  Included in this year’s celebration will be An Evening of Interfaith Performing Arts – featuring music, dance, skits and other performances by individuals and groups of diverse faith backgrounds.  Light refreshments will be served.

Massive Good 17th (48)

In Canada by Salman Shuaib

Watch video: Terror attacks by extremists have cornered the entire Muslim community in the West. But there IS a way Muslims can turn the tables on terrorists! You see, terrorists aim to SHOCK the western public with their criminal acts. But if terrorists can try to wield “Weapons of Mass Destruction”, peaceful Muslims too can use coordinated “Acts of Mass Goodness” to pleasantly shock their non-Muslim neighbours, co-workers and friends! Once we Muslims have rebuilt our reputation in Western society through GIFTING non-Muslims, terrorists will stop carrying out their attacks as they would know they cannot fool people in the West – provoking them against peaceful Muslims and vice versa. So, we are declaring the 17th of EVERY month – including February 17th 2017 – as “Massive Good 17th” where Muslims surprise non-Muslims with gifts that will pleasantly shock them. You can even present gift cards if you like. This event, as we said, will be EVERY month – February …

Sharing our Stories: World Interfaith and Harmony Week Conclusion

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To conclude World Interfaith and Harmony Week at KPU you are invited to enjoy an evening of story, poetry, song, and reflection on the Interfaith task in the pursuit of global peace and harmony. If you would like to share a story, song, or anything else on the theme of “stories that build bridges” please contact ethan.vanderleek@kpu.ca

Interfaith Harmony Week: Taize Prayer

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The FCJ Christian Life Centre will be celebrating Interfaith Harmony Week by hosting an evening of Taize Prayer.  Taize Evening of Prayer invites you to come to our beautiful prayer Chapel. Join in the signing of simple Taize chants and spend time in quiet personal and communal prayer for the needs of the world. In the midst of your busy daily life, the evening will provide you with some quiet space to reconnect again with God of your understanding. The evening is open to all ages.  Interfaith Harmony Week Feb. 1-7, 2017

Sharing our Stories: World Interfaith and Harmony Week Conclusion

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To conclude World Interfaith and Harmony Week at KPU you are invited to enjoy an evening of story, poetry, song, and reflection on the Interfaith task in the pursuit of global peace and harmony. If you would like to share a story, song, or anything else on the theme of “stories that build bridges” please contact ethan.vanderleek@kpu.ca

Interfaith Harmony Week Festival at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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According to the 2012 Pew Research Study, religious hostility has reached a six-year high. Over 60 countries worldwide have seen the level of social hostility rise to “high” or “very high” levels. Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) wants to be part of the solution. From February 7-9, 2017, in concert with the United Nations World Interfaith and Harmony Week, KPU’s Multi-Faith Centre will host its 3rd Annual World Interfaith Harmony Week Festival at both its Richmond, BC and Surrey, BC campuses. This year’s theme- Stories that Build Bridges – is a call to share experiences or personal narratives on the theme of Interfaith Harmony. Submissions can take the form of poetry, art, music, or other creative expressions. The Multi-faith Centre welcomes submissions on this theme until January 27, 2017. How to submit: For electronic submissions, please visit this page For physical submissions, contact multifaith@kpu.ca to make arrangements. Our 2016 Interfaith Harmony Week Festival… More than a dozen multimedia submissions were complemented by a range of programming including a …

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Ecumenical Prayer Service

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“Reconciliation – The love of Christ compels us” (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20) – Theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017 In the encyclical written by St. Pope John Paul II, Ut Unum Sint (On Commitment to Ecumenism), it states that “public and private prayer for the unity of Christians should be regarded as the soul of the whole ecumenical movement.” (par. 21, Ut Unum Sint) Therefore, we invite you to: Come and join us in an ecumenical prayer service with Thomas Cardinal Collins and other city-wide religious leaders to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. All are welcome! A general reception will follow the service.

EICEA Canada 150 Concert

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The 2017 annual multi-faith concert of the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday! To celebrate, the concert is FREE (donations welcome)! It will feature several cultural choirs and musical acts, a silent auction, a delicious Noah’s pudding served during the intermission. We will post more details as they are available.

Interfaith Harmony Week

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Open Worship for visitors to experience Quaker faith. A brief introduction will by followed by silent meeting as we listen to the Spirit.One or another Friend may speak our of the silence.Following the worship is a social time with light refreshments, friendly conversation and questions.

East Meets West Interfaith Photo Exhibit

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A free exhibit of some of Sonja Ng’s beautiful black and white photographs of sacred spaces in Hong Kong, both Buddhist and Christian, on display in our sanctuary from 9am-4pm Mon.-Fri. from Feb. 1 – Feb. 28. Lots of free parking, too. A great Epiphany opportunity to reflect on learning how to recognize and meet Christ in The Other.

Interfaith Engagement Educational Program (926)

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Registration Deadline: Jan. 16 (late registrations will be considered) Please register for ONE intro session: Intro Session: Mon., Jan. 23, 3-5 pm or 7-9pm Closing Session: Mon., Feb. 13, 3-5 pm or 7-9pm Mount Peace Room (Evaristus – Floor 4C Room C410) Numbers limited, please register early For more info or to register: info@ihhalifax.ca Info about UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018 Interfaith Engagement

Interfaith Engagement Educational Program (4118)

In Canada by Anthony M Power

Registration Deadline: Jan. 16 (late registrations will be considered) Please register for ONE intro session: Intro Session: Mon., Jan. 23, 3-5 pm or 7-9pm Closing Session: Mon., Feb. 13, 3-5 pm or 7-9pm Mount Peace Room (Evaristus – Floor 4C Room C410) Numbers limited, please register early For more info or to register: info@ihhalifax.ca Info about UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018 Interfaith Engagement

Interfaith Harmony Week Devotional Gathering

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The Surrey Bahá’í Community invites you to an Interfaith Harmony Week Devotional Gathering. “Love of God, or, ‘the Good’ & love of the Neighbour” All are welcome to come together in a safe space to experience with the heart the oneness and unity of humanity as we pray and meditate together. May we “inhale the heavenly fragrances, experience the sweetness of prayer, meditate upon the Creative Word, be transported on the wings of the spirit, and commune with the one Beloved.” This event is in collaboration with the Surrey Interfaith Council in celebration of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.   – See more at: http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/21973.aspx#sthash.TzCFQiau.dpuf

2017 Surrey Interfaith Pilgrimage

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T he 2017 Surrey Interfaith Pilgrimage takes place on Sunday, February 5 as part of Surrey’s celebrations of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week. The purpose of the event is to bring people from diverse backgrounds and worldviews together to affirm our collective commitment to building peace and understanding in our community. The full distance of the pilgrimage is 16.3km. Pilgrims are welcome to join in at any point along the way, or to simply participate in the start, lunch or dinner stops. Pilgrims should be physically fit enough to walk whatever distance they choose to complete. Lunch and dinner are provided and we will have food and water stops along the way. All pilgrims are responsible for any additional food, water or supplies they may need. Pilgrims are also encouraged to arrange for their own transportation back to the start point if they need to return to their vehicle after the pilgrimage. Pilgrims are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and …

Healing the World: Appreciating Diversity, Creating Community (8887)

In Canada by Noora Chahine

In response to the many enormous challenges that the world currently faces, a panel of local leaders from 8 world faiths will discuss the tools & spiritual teachings that are most needed for humanity to heal and flourish. Join us for an afternoon celebrating wisdom, arts and social discourse.

The Mount Aboriginal Student Centre Blanket Exercise

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Guide for Guests: The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. Developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples—which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation, the Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history in a one-and-a-half-hour participatory workshop.Blanket Exercise participants take on the roles of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Standing on blankets that represent the land, they walk through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. They are directed by facilitators representing a narrator (or narrators) and the European colonizers. Participants are drawn into the experience by reading scrolls and carrying cards which ultimately determine their outcomes. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy. Ideally, the exercise is followed by a debriefing session in which participants have the opportunity to discuss the experience as a group. This often takes …

Guided Meditation

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Guide for Guests: Open to all. Remove shoes at front door; maintain silence while entering meditation hall. A brief introduction to meditation and the core understandings will be given, followed by a guided meditation experience, chai and chat.guided meditationOur Community: Everyone wants peace. At this time the world needs peace. Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide spiritual movement dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal. Founded in India in 1937, Brahma Kumaris has spread to over 110 countries on all continents and has had an extensive impact in many sectors as an international NGO.Their real commitment is to helping individuals transform their perspective of the world from material to spiritual. It supports the cultivation of a deep collective consciousness of peace and of the individual dignity of each soul. Meditation centres offer programs free of charge with the intention of creating peace in the world – one thought at a time through the practice of meditation.  By changing our thinking and feelings, actions, …

Celebration of World Interfaith Harmony

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Guide for Guests: Let’s join our voices and hearts in celebrating ‘peace and friendship’ among people of all faiths and good will through song, music, prayer, chants, images, spoken word, proclamation, declaration, and displays.

Sikh Kirtan (Songs of Praise to God) and Langar (Communal Meal)

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The Maritime Sikh Society, off Purcell’s Cove Rd, near Dingle Park, in the Jollimore area Guide for Guests: Enter the prayer hall with bare feet and covered head. Please bring your own headscarf. Shoes and coats are left in the safe coatroom downstairs. In the prayer hall, everybody sits on the floor; some chairs are provided.Langar (communal food) is served to all those who attend the service. Food is vegetarian and prepared fresh in the morning. Langar is an important part of the Sunday service. It provides social time and sense of sharing and seva. All sit on the floor for Langar.

Christian Worship

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Guide for Guests: This Sacrament Meeting is the first meeting in a three-hour block of meetings each Sunday. The purpose of the meeting is to partake of the bread and water in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s great sacrifice. His blood was shed, his body broken, as he gave his life for the redemption of all mankind. Visitors are welcome to partake of these emblems, or not partake. There are hymns, prayers, and speakers. This is a family congregation with people of all ages. There are several families with young children. Dress is Sunday best. There is no collection of money during the services. There is no clapping during the meeting. There is no smoking, nor alcoholic beverages, permitted on the premises. After the sacrament meeting members go to Sunday School classes so there is not a meal. However, visitors are invited to have light refreshments. Our Community: We believe The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not a …

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® Arts (Taoist)

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Guide for Guests: Our guests will be welcomed as they enter the front door of the Centre. The sessions for the morning will be held in the practice hall on the ground floor. We begin at 9 a.m. with Confucian chanting. Guests are very welcome to join in. Handbooks are provided. At 10 o’clock guests are encouraged to join us as we continue our practice in a Taoist Tai Chi® class. At 11:30 our guests are invited to share lunch with us. Lunch is prepared at the Centre by volunteers each Sunday, and provides a time of conversation and fellowship. About Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism: The Taoist Tai Chi® Arts were brought to Canada in 1970 by our founder, Master Moy Lin Shin. He was a Taoist monk, deeply grounded in the Taoist principles of selflessness and compassion. It was his desire to give the Taoist Tai Chi ® Arts to all who wished to benefit from them …

Pagan Presence Committee: Ritual Celebration of Imbolc

In Canada by zeinab

Guide for Guests: The Druid Grove of Nova Scotia will preside over Imbolc, the Celtic Celebration of Brige, the Triple Goddess, at ewing time – the first sign of oncoming Spring. At 7 p.m. there will be a welcome, introduction to our community and instructions regarding the ritual, followed directly by our celebration of Imbolc. Some chairs will be provided for those who cannot stand during ritual. There will be displays representing many of the traditions and a brief introduction before the ritual. Our community will wear festive and comfortable clothing and this can be as varied as our people. Please dress as you feel is appropriate. Please note that we do not allow any form of recording during ritual. Snacks and chat with the community will follow. The Halifax Pagan Community at the Yule Celebration Our History: Pagan Presence Committee was created by Earth Spirit Society of Nova Scotia (ESSNS) in January 2008 to apply for participation in World Religion …

Baha’i Community Devotional

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Guide for Guests: All are welcome to join the community for prayers and devotions with social time and refreshments. Follow the signs to the room (go straight ahead upon entering the main entrance). Our Community: The Bahá’í Community of Canada is made up of some 30,000 Canadians from backgrounds that are truly representative of Canada’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity. Canadian Bahá’ís live in every province and territory and are spread among 1200 localities. Their economic and social backgrounds are as diverse as their cultural and religious heritage. The Bahá’í Faith has more than five million members worldwide. Bahá’ís are the followers of Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892) whom they regard as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad. The fundamental vision of the Baha’i community is that the nations of the world will become unified in a manner that respects the diversity of people but recognizes that …

JEWISH SHABBAT

In Canada by zeinab

Guide for Guests: Thank you so much for joining us at the Shaar. When we observe Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, we traditionally refrain from writing, using non-medical electronics (such as cell phones and cameras), smoking, and handling money, in and/or near our synagogue. We invite you to help us celebrate Shabbat by affirming the world in its natural state and warmly engaging with those around us. Our Community: The first Jews arrived in Halifax in 1750, only a year after the city was founded. They were merchants from Newport, Rhode Island and little is known about them or their offspring. The Halifax Jewish community, as we know it today, took form in the 1890s when Jewish immigrants fleeing from the Pograms in Russia settled in the city. In 1895 the first synagogue, an orthodox synagogue, was established in Halifax. As the Halifax Jewish population grew, Jewish religious practice diversified and in 1953 a conservative congregation, the Shaar Shalom Congregation, was …

MUSLIM JUMMAH PRAYER

In Canada by zeinab

Guide for Guests: Female guests enter the mosque through a door across the green area leading to the prayer space dedicated for women. Male guests enter the facility through the door facing St. Matthias Street. Both male and female guests are encouraged to dress modestly. Female guests are also encouraged to bring headscarves. All guests are welcome to listen to the sermon and watch the congregants performing prayer. Chairs will be available.Tour and Socializing: Both women and men may meet in the back of the prayer hall to learn about this weekly prayer and about Islam and Muslims in general. Given the distinctive Islamic architecture, this will be followed by a short tour of the prayer hall and the new gym in the basement where there will be socializing.O Our Community: The history of Muslims in Canada is as old as the birth of Canada itself. According to the 1871 Canadian Census, four years after Canada’s birth, there were 13 European Muslims in …

UNIVERSALIST UNITARIAN SERVICE

In Canada by zeinab

The Universalist Unitarian Church, part of the religious landscape of Halifax since 1837, is founded on the idea that people of  diverse religious faith or none can unite in community and support one another in the quest to give meaning to life. There will be a special brief service at 7 pm to give an introduction to our faith tradition, followed by a discussion. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served. 

TASTE OF SHAMBHALA

In Canada by zeinab

Taste of Shambhala is the weekly Open House. Follow hearty soup and social time, with an introduction to Mindfulness meditation, plus open conversation about this increasingly respected practice and tradition. All welcome.

Hindu Puja (Ritual Worship)

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isitors remove footwear and wash their hands on the first floor, and then go to the main temple on the second floor. After puja (ritual worship), the meal follows on the first level.

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Meeting for Worship

In Canada by zeinab

Guide for Guests: A brief introduction to the Quaker religion will be followed by a Meeting for Worship. Guests are invited to participate as we sit in a circle in silence, listening to the voice of the Spirit. One or another Friend may be moved to speak, perhaps on a spiritual subject, perhaps about a moving experience she or he may have had. We leave a space of silence between spoken ministry to allow the group to absorb the testimony. The Meeting closes with an elder taking the hands of his or her neighbours as we form a circle holding hands. A social time follows with light refreshments, friendly conversation, and questions. Our Community: The Religious Society of Friends is a denomination flowing from the Christian tradition, founded in England in 1652, by George Fox and his followers. Friends believe there is direct communication between God and Man. By worshipping in silence, Friends experience the voice of the Divine in …

Surrey Interfaith Council Meeting

In Canada by zeinab

The meeting takes place in Room 303, Friday, February 24, from 9:30 to 11:30am at the City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive. We will be discussing and de-briefing World Interfaith Harmony Week. All are welcome!

2017 Surrey Interfaith Pilgrimage

In Canada by zeinab

he 2017 Surrey Interfaith Pilgrimage takes place on Sunday, February 5 as part of Surrey’s celebrations of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week. The purpose of the event is to bring people from diverse backgrounds and worldviews together to affirm our collective commitment to building peace and understanding in our community. The full distance of the pilgrimage is 16.3km. Pilgrims are welcome to join in at any point along the way, or to simply participate in the start, lunch or dinner stops. Pilgrims should be physically fit enough to walk whatever distance they choose to complete. Lunch and dinner are provided and we will have food and water stops along the way. All pilgrims are responsible for any additional food, water or supplies they may need. Pilgrims are also encouraged to arrange for their own transportation back to the start point if they need to return to their vehicle after the pilgrimage. Pilgrims are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and to …

Interfaith Music and Spoken Word Concert

In Canada by zeinab

The Interfaith Music and Spoken Word Concert is a celebration of Surrey’s diverse sacred music traditions. All are welcome! Admission is free, and you are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Surrey Food Bank.

INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK DEVOTIONAL GATHERING

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“Love of God, or, ‘the Good’ & love of the Neighbour” All are welcome to come together in a safe space to experience with the heart the oneness and unity of humanity as we pray and meditate together. May we “inhale the heavenly fragrances, experience the sweetness of prayer, meditate upon the Creative Word, be transported on the wings of the spirit, and commune with the one Beloved.”

Come Together: A Celebration of World Interfaith Harmony

In Canada by zeinab

A gathering of many faiths to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week in conversation, song, and celebration. This is a gathering of many who were part of the Week’s visits to Sacred Spaces in celebration of the week of peace and compassion. All people are welcome as we celebrate the theme Come Together. ihhalifax.ca

Interfaith Engagement Certificate Program

In Canada by Kim MacAulay

An intensive week-long experiential engagement with the people, places, and practices of world religions in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is being made available. This is no fee, but participants are required to register by January 15, 2016, and attend a pre- and post-session to reflect on the experiences. The Experience Involves Celebration, educational opportunities, hospitality, rituals, spiritual practices, and worship services. Visits to sacred spaces to observe, meet, and engage with diverse faith communities. Participation in an intentional learning community, receiving a certificate. Requirements for the Certificate Participate in a two-hour session before and after the week-long events. Attend at least three, out of twelve, faith communities, plus one interfaith celebration. Keep a reflective journal during the week and share learning with others.

McGill Interfaith Day

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McGill Interfaith Day invited participants to attend a variety of religious services and events on and off campus. The series of events was hosted by the McGill Interfaith Student Council (MISC), based out of the McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL), and in conjunction with Ghetto Shul, the Muslim Students’ Association, the Sikh Students’ Association, the Thaqalayan Muslim Students’ Association, and the Newman Centre. Speaking to The Daily, Kripa Koshy, a member of MISC, said that interfaith events help foster dialogue between the McGill community and different faith groups, as well as dialogue between the faith groups themselves.

World Interfaith Harmony Week (QC)

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Le Carrefour d\'Action Interculturelle a voulu bien souligner la Semaine mondiale de l’harmonie interconfessionnelle avec la tenue d\'un événement interculturel et interconfessionnel. On a regardé ensemble le documentaire The Imam and The Pastor et on a échangé sur les conflits religieux qui affligent le monde aujourd\'hui. Puis, on a prié avec la symbolique de la lumière et l\'eau. Le tout suivi d\'une légère collation. La Semaine mondiale de l’harmonie interconfessionnelle a été proclamée par l\'Assemblée générale dans sa résolution A/RES/65/5 adoptée le 20 octobre 2010 – Dans la résolution, l\'Assemblée générale souligne que la compréhension mutuelle et le dialogue entre les religions constituent des dimensions importantes de la culture de la paix mondiale. La Semaine doit ainsi être un moyen de promouvoir l\'harmonie entre toutes les personnes, indépendamment de leur foi.

Family Faith Fair

In Canada by Victoria Multifaith Society

World events remind us of the need to celebrate our unity in diversity, the positive power of faith, and the need to work together for the well-being of the community and the world. The Victoria Multifaith Society has decided to combine World Interfaith Harmony Week with a fundraising effort for the Syrian refugee program, to welcome families who will be starting a new life here in Victoria. The Family Faith Fair will take place at 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, February 7th, at Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd., during B.C. Family Day weekend. The event is free of charge, with a nominal fee for treats at the World Café. All donations to the refugee program will be rewarded with automatic entry in a Prize Draw for prizes of interest to the whole family. In addition to the World Café, the event will feature multicultural dance performances and colourful exhibits by a wide variety of religions such as …

INTERFAITH PANEL DISCUSSION

In Canada by Dr. Jagessar Das

The panel consists of representatives from a range of faith communities speaking about their beliefs and traditions. Prayer and reflection on peace by faith leaders. Devotional songs and dialogue. All are welcome. The event is free and refreshments are provided.

World Interfaith Harmony Week breakfast

In Canada by zeinab

2016 World Interfaith Harmony Week breakfast co-organized by ICP and FGS temple of Toronto was successfully organized. There were about 80 people participating in this praying breakfast and 6 different religious representatives performing the prayers base on their traditional languages to pray for the peace and harmony in Canada and this World. The ICP community members has agreed to continue to organize this event for next year. Another accomplishment in Localization.

Watch Award-Winning Film on Hijab for Free till Feb.7

In Canada by ConnectedEarth

We are inviting everyone for a week-long campaign (Feb. 1-7) to watch a multi-award winning film “Between Allah & Me (and Everyone Else)”, a one-hour documentary about hijab and Muslim women in Canada. The film has won 4 awards, 2 award nominations, and more festival selections internationally and has been endorsed by both Muslim and non-Muslim educators and communities for its balanced approach and story telling, and was  “highly recommended” by Educational Media Review Online. It is an engaging, candid, informative and quite entertaining film with deep emotions and humour.   To take advantage of this Watch Free Week campaign, simply go to the website, hijabdocumentary.com during the week.   Here is a short synopsis, and a lot more information will be found at the website. SYNOPSIS: No dress code inspires more debate than that of Muslim women. The film explores the challenges of four practicing Muslim women in Toronto making decisions about their personal dress codes. When they decide to …

Chapel Service – Care of the Environment

In Canada by Brice Balmer

We will take an hour to reflect on harmony among faith traditions as well as with the earth and all beings. The time will include a prayer from First Nations member, a reflection and then guided meditation by a Buddhist nun, reflection on the time of year from a Wiccan, recorded sounds of nature, and music from Asian instruments and a flute. The time of celebration will be followed by a vegetarian soup supper suitable for people of all faiths. At 7 pm, the Abrahamic Faiths Forum will discussion "Eve and Creation" with a three person panel from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. All are welcome. Donation of $2 is asked for the soup supper; otherwise free event.

Unity Through Diversity

In Canada by Mohammad Abubakr

Madina Seminary in collaboration with the Love & Peace Organization present: a unique, interactive, interfaith seminar – "Unity through Diversity." This event celebrates world interfaith harmony week which takes place during the 1st week of February every year. It aims to further spread awareness about the beauty of diversity that exists in Toronto, one of the most diverse cities in the world. The purpose of this event is to propagate and promote love and peace amongst people from various diverse faith groups and to bring them all together on one platform. The seminar will take place at The University of Toronto St. George Campus in the Bahen Centre, room BA 2159 on February 5th from 6-7pm.

WIHW 5@7 Intercultural Event

In Canada by Miguel A. Sancha M.

The Center for Intercultural Action (C.A.I. in French) is an organization that supports new (and not so new) arrivals into Quebec, Canada. Our mission is to facilitate the integration of immigrants, while raising awareness of cultural diversity. As the fight against prejudice and openness to others are our guiding ideas, we organize various themed activities to raise awareness of immigration, cultural diversity and the need to live together. It is open to all, regardless of age, gender, origin, religion or status. Everyone is welcome!

Interfaith Service held by Church and Mosque

In Canada by zeinab

wo congregations joined for an interfaith service Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Paddock Avenue in a show of solidarity and support of the Baitul Aman Mosque of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in South Meriden and its members. With a theme of peace, love and togetherness, the two denominations shared a joint worship service that featured a reading from the Holy Quran — a recitation of the opening chapter known as “Mother of the Quran,” a universal prayer of seven short verses that Muslims recite daily multiple times.

SACRED SPACES TOUR

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In celebration of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, (February 1 -7), a guided tour of four sacred spaces has been organized to take place on, February 4th, from 9:30am-5:30pm. SACRED SPACES is a full day with guided visits to a Sikh temple, a mosque, a synagogue, and an orthodox church in Greater Vancouver. The focus will be on broadening our knowledge and understanding of different faith traditions, and building relationships between peoples of our multicultural, richly diverse society. This event is an initiative of the Ecumenical Multifaith Unit of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster, the InterSpiritual Centre of Vancouver and a recently-formed cooperation circle of United Religions Initiative (URI). The new circle is called United for Humanity and the Spirit of Earth (UHSE), Vancouver, and is comprised of people of diverse faith and spiritual expressions including, Christians (Catholic, Anglican, Quaker), Muslims (Shi’a, Sunni, Ismaili), Buddhists, Bahai’, First Nations, to name a few. The primary focus of UHSE is …

Celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week (Canada)

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The Global Clergy Association of Canada, in association with North Wood United Church, will celebrate World Interfaith Harmony on February 6 at North Wood United Church at 8885 156th Street in Surrey. Spiritual leaders of 12 faiths will offer peace prayer and deliver a short speech on the theme “Navigating Peace Through Faith” and it will include a piece of devotional song by the students of Naad Foundation. The program will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. It’s free and all are welcome. For further information, contact Acharya Shrinath Dwivedi at 604-507-3099 or Dr J. Das at 604-599-6876 .

Interfaith Meditation Gathering

In Canada by zeinab

Interfaith Dinners: Throughout the week, a series of interfaith dinner gatherings takes place in which hosts are matched with guests from different faith traditions. People from diverse religious, spiritual and secular backgrounds are invited to volunteer to be a host or guest.

World Interfaith Harmony Week- Toronto Celebrates it!

In Canada by John B Voorpostel CPA CA

Our Steering Committee's mission is to create and widen awareness of World Interfaith Harmony Week within the GTA, and to help plan, conceptualize, facilitate and co ordinate its events. In 2016, we have 12 calendared events at present, each designed to promote the values of Love of God, Love of the Good, and Love of the Neighbour. Our Event Schedule is here at http://www.interfaithtoronto.ca/EventsCalendar.html

Between Allah & Me (and Everyone Else)

In Canada by Kyoko Yokoma

The film is designed for the audience to learn, initiate discussions and ask questions about Muslim women’s dress codes, their faiths, cultures and beliefs in a non-didactic way. For non-Muslim audiences, the film helps closing the distance to the Muslim people and their cultures from at the fundamental humanitarian level. For Muslim audience, the film opens up discussions about the very private subject that are normally not discussed openly even among Muslims.

Traditional Sharing Circle

In Canada by Anthony M Power for Mikmaw community

February is Aboriginal Storytelling Month in Canada – a perfect time for a mid-winter sharing circle. People are welcome to bring refreshments to share following the Circle.

Brahma Kumaris Meditation

In Canada by Anthony M Power for Brahma Kumaris

The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University with 8500 meditation centres in 100 countries, offers programs free of charge with the intention of creating peace in the world – one thought at a time. By changing our thinking and feelings, actions, and impact can become peaceful. Everyone wants peace. Open to all. Remove shoes at front door; maintain silence while entering meditation hall. A brief introduction to meditation and the core understandings will be given, followed by a guided meditation experience.

The UN World Interfaith Harmony Week at KPU -RICHMOND

In Canada by zeinab

DESCRIPTION: The UN World Interfaith Harmony Week: Feb 2-4 A multi-media festival celebrating harmony and acceptance among people of all faiths and secular beliefs. According to the 2012 Pew Research Study, religious hostility has reached a six-year high. Over 60 countries worldwide have seen the level of social hostility rise to “high” or “very high” levels. KPU wants to be part of the solution. On February 2, 2016, in concert with the United Nations World Interfaith and Harmony Week, the KPU Multi-Faith Centre will be hosting its 2nd annual UN World Interfaith Harmony Week festival. This is an open invitation to KPU community members of all backgrounds, disciplines, faiths and worldviews to join this movement. Submit a creative work embodying and communicating the message of peace, harmony and dialogue, expressing your creativity through your medium of choice. This event is hosted by KPU's Multi-faith Centre. WHO: All are welcome to view the Showcase of Submission WHEN: Feb 2-4 WHERE: Richmond …

The Canadian Interfaith Response To The Refugee Crisis

In Canada by zeinab

The Canadian Interfaith Response To The Refugee Crisis This evening features a panel discussion outlining the Canadian Interfaith Response to the refugee crisis. 7pm to 9pm Darchei Noam Synagogue, 864 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto No Registration Required. Free Parking. Admission $5 at the Doo

Interfaith Eid Milad Un Nabi Conference

In Canada by zeinab

Islamic Supreme Council of Canada and the Japanese Cultural Centre Interfaith Eid Milad Un Nabi Conference Interfaith celebration of the blessed birth of the Prophet Mohammed and conference featuring important interfaith speakers, including Iman Syed Badiuddin Soharwardy, Founder of Islamic Supreme Council of Canada and Reverend Dr John Joseph Mastandrea of Metropolitan United Church. No Registration Required. Free Parking

An Evening of Interfaith Performing Arts

In Canada by zeinab

An Evening of Interfaith Performing Arts The evening will feature performances by various groups and individuals and will include music, dance, skits, and more. Audience participation requested. Doors open at 6:30. Show from 7 to 9:30pm Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford Drive North York, Ontario No Registration Required. Free Parking Admission $5 at the door, $15 family

Patanjali Yog Peeth

In Canada by zeinab

Hindu Chaplain, Minister and Steering Committee member Pandit Suraj Persad will lead a Yoga session and discuss its spiritual elements.

Spiritual Dialogue Circle

In Canada by Interfaith Toronto

Spiritual Dialogue Circle Open Hearts, Open Minds This evening is an opportunity to learn and to each share our own experience of interfaith Harmony In Action. Everyone will have an opportunity to speak in Circle. 7pm to 9pm Don Heights Unitarian Congregation, 18 Wynford Drive Suite 102 Toronto, Ontario No Registration Required

INTERFAITH PILGRIMAGE

In Canada by zeinab

The Surrey Interfaith Pilgrimage takes place on Sunday, February 7, 2016 the final day of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week. You can view a map of the proposed route here and below. The purpose of the event is to bring people from diverse backgrounds and worldviews together to affirm our collective commitment to building peace and understanding in our community. The full distance of the pilgrimage is 16.3km. Pilgrims are welcome to join in at any point along the way, or to simply participate in the start, lunch or dinner stops. Pilgrims should be physically fit enough to walk whatever distance they choose to complete. Lunch and dinner are provided and we will have food and water stops along the way. All pilgrims are responsible for any additional food, water or supplies they may need. Pilgrims are also encouraged to arrange for their own transportation back to the start point if they need to return to their vehicle after …

Surrey Interfaith Pilgrimage

In Canada by David Dalley

The Surrey Interfaith Pilgrimage takes place on Sunday, February 7, the final day of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week in Surrey. The 16.3km route starts at the Thien Ton Buddhist Temple (17192 – 96 Avenue) at 9:30am. Lunch is provided at the Laxmi Narayana Hindu Mandir (8321 – 140 Street) between 12:30-1:30pm. The Pilgrimage concludes with dinner provided by Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara (7050 – 120 Street). Rest, water and washroom stops are available along the route at Northwood United Church, Canadian Singh Sabha Gurdwara and Surrey Jamea Muslim Masjid. The purpose of the event is to bring people from diverse backgrounds and worldviews together to affirm our collective commitment to building peace and understanding in our community. Please visit the event listing for complete and up-to-date information.

Hindu Puja (Ritual Worship)

In Canada by zeinab

Visitors remove footwear and wash their hands on the first floor, and then go to the main temple on the second floor. After puja (ritual worship), the meal follows on the first level.

Sikh Kirtan (Songs of Praise to God) and Langar (Communal Meal)

In Canada by zeinab

Enter the prayer hall with bare feet and covered head. Please bring your own headscarf. Shoes and coats are left in the safe coatroom downstairs. In the prayer hall, everybody sits on the floor; some chairs are provided. Langar (communal food) is served to all those who attend the service. Food is vegetarian and prepared fresh in the morning. Langar is an important part of the Sunday service. It provides social time and sense of sharing and seva. All sit on the floor for Langar.

Christian Worship

In Canada by zeinab

The website includes map, directions, facilities, an overview of worship, outreach, and programming: http://www.cathedralchurchofallsaints.com. There is a clearly visible main entrance along with a marked side entrance for persons with mobility concerns (as well as designated handicap parking). Refreshments will be served following the service. Worshipers gather in a semi-circular worship space in chairs. Visitors are not expected to make offerings.

Muslim Jummah Prayer

In Canada by zeinab

Location: Ummah Mosque, 2510 St. Matthias Street (at Windsor and Chebucto) Guide for Guests: Includes Arabic & English sermon

Unitarian Universalist Service

In Canada by zeinab

The Universalist Unitarian Church, part of the religious landscape of Halifax since 1837, is founded on the idea that people of diverse religious faith or none can unite in community and support one another in the quest to give meaning to life. There will be a special brief service at 7 pm to give an introduction to our faith tradition, followed by a discussion. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served.

Global Responsibility: Reflections from Inspirit and The Parliament of the World’s Religions

In Canada by zeinab

Two Mount students will share reflections from the national Inspirit conference, and The Parliament of the World’s Religions, the largest global interfaith gathering. Let’s join our voices and hearts in celebrating ‘peace and friendship’ among people of all faiths and good will through song, music, prayer, chants, images, spoken word, proclamation, declaration, and displays.

Pathway to Peace

In Canada by Rizwan Peerzad

Multifaith Conference including Baha`i, Buddhism, Christian,Hindu, Islam,Jewish faith and Sikhism moderator Councillor Sandy Blue Free Admission & Refreshments Registration & Information www.worldreligionsconference.ca 1-877-767-1965

WIHW @ Kwantlen University

In Canada by Dr. Martin E. Shoemaker Humanist Chaplain

2nd Festival celebration at our campus in Richmond, BC, Canada. The central theme is Friends no Fear in the interfaith and secular communities. We are providing opportunity for student to make submissions and commitments during the week to do something to promote harmony. We are featuring a panel on prayer, mediation, mindfulness, and a religious leader meetup circle and various speakers. The event goes 3 days Feb. 2-4 with music, food and displays.

The Sacred Bee Part 1

In Canada by Oliver Couto

Designed for world religions classes. The Sacred Bee is a multi-part film series that gently unites the world’s major faiths through the paradigm of the honeybee. What does the bee do she extracts the essential from the flower. We thus visit each major spiritual tradition and extract the essence from it; its divine qualities and virtues. Using the bee as a mirror we analyze whatever was said about the bee in a spiritual tradition and reveal how she reflects those hallmark qualities of the faith she is mentioned in. Part 1 explains the importance of a sacred attitude, the importance of the bee to the human family and the bee in the Christian, Judaic and Buddhist traditions. Running time 57minutes. Film presentation will be followed by a honey tasting, viewing of art work commissioned for the film and a multi-faith prayer and meditation session.