One Love Gala: The Power of Love

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03Mar2018

From 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm

At Elite Banquet Halls and Convention Center

1850 Albion Road Toronto, ON M9W 5S8

Habeeb Alli (Canadian Interfaith) / [email protected]

 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 such individuals have passed the boundaries of the prisons and have reintegrated into society successfully. Their stories inspire those who aspire to change. We must honor them in their journey. For many, these transformative years have renewed their faith and given them a chance to forgive.

This year's theme is the The Power of Love!

It will be an evening of speeches from chaplains and ex-inmates,award presentations, testimonies from Interfaith Chaplains and political leaders, an exquisite dinner, live entertainment, and a slient auction. Our Keynote address is from Dr. Dilkush Panjwani, psychiatrist and Order of Ontario Recipient, this is an event you do not want to miss.

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