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Celebrating its 32nd edition, the 2018 Multifaith Calendar’s theme is ‘The Power of Inspiration.’


Published annually by the Multifaith Action Society (MAS), the Multifaith Calendar is a unique educational resource that facilitates understanding of religious observances, occasions and festivals important to a wide spectrum of cultural and faith communities.

Featuring 26 pieces of original art from visual artists across North America and Internationally, the 2018 MFC marks the 32nd year of publication and features the theme of The Power of Inspiration.

Inspiration can come from our faith, from reading a book, from listening to music, or discovering a new skill or talent. We all need inspiration to get us through the times that are barren, dark, or heavy with burdens. Like a light piercing through the darkness, inspiration can lift us up and cheer us on when we feel we can’t go on. 

Inspiration is as needed as the air we breathe. The 2018 Multifaith Calendar is devoted to The Power of Inspiration. All our artists submitted works based on this rich theme. And the variety of subjects and techniques is no less than inspirational. Enjoy!

Our 2018 Multifaith Calendar is dedicated to exploring this theme.

2018 MFC ISBN:  978-0-9866311-7-7

SRP:  $15.95 (Cdn)


2018 MFC cover artist:
Darren Julian: ‘The Spirit of the Wolf’

Acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″; http://bit.ly/2pM1Vda

“I admire the wolf for being a strong hunter (here overlapping the reddish orange moon, which represents the hunter’s moon). I am inspired by the wolf’s hunting spirit, an unbreakable spirit that will not stop because it is not only hunting for itself, it is hunting for its family (the pack of wolves).”





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The EICEA is pleased to invite you to join us for Pilgrimage – Journeys of Discovery during NAIN Connect 2018. Come celebrate NAIN’s 30-year journey of building relationships. Our pilgrimage journey during this week will be personal, with ah historical overview from local scholar Nakita Valerio, and national, as Dr. Marie Wilson, Commissioner of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission) and Stephen Kafkwi, Former Premier of the Northwest Territories, reflect with us on discovered truths about the nation’s history not generally taught in school. And it will be international as General Romeo Dallaire shares his journey with the PTSD that resulted from his time leading the UN mission in Rwanda. A global perspective will be provided by Rev. Dr. Robert Sellers talking about the growth of Parliament of the World’s Religions. There will be time to discover our beautiful city – a historic meeting place of Indigenous peoples. Come and discover North America’s largest urban park or explore the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, a stunning 240-acre property with cultivated gardens (including the newly-created Agha Khan Garden, Kurimoto Japanese Garden, Alpine Garden and Native Peoples Garden) and plant collections, indoor showhouses, and an extensive nature trail system. There will also be music, art, film, and a host of workshops to stimulate mind, body and spirit.

For more information, visit: nain2018edmonton.ca

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LUNCH & LEARN Monday December 11 at noon here. Marg Armstrong will talk about the Memorial Society of Edmonton and District, a non-profit, non-sectarian society of like-minded individuals who believe in pre-planning dignified final arrangements at a reasonable cost.

Two things are guaranteed in this world: death and taxes. What do you want done with your body? What kind of farewell do you want? Lack of pre – planning and/or discussion of your wishes can fracture relationships in a family, and can cost more. The Memorial Society of Edmonton and District is a not for profit organization providing guidance and reducing costs by as much as 50%. ONE TIME membership is $40.00. Members get a reduced rate with well-established, reputable funeral providers with which we contract.

Bring your lunch if you like, hot and cold drinks provided, $2 donation gratefully accepted. Our entrance is in the back lane across from Tim Horton’s.

The parking situation has changed, please plan to park elsewhere unless you are very lucky, the lot across 84 Avenue (south of us) is the cheapest.

#113, 11148 – 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 0V8
780 – 413 – 6159
intfaith@shaw.ca
edminterfaithcentre.ca

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“CELEBRATING OUR FAITHS” Please join us again in city hall at noon on Monday December 18 to celebrate Hanukkah, Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannukah, Chanuka, Chanukkah, Hanuka, Channukah, Chanukka, Hanukka, Hannuka, Hannukkah, Channuka, Xanuka, Hannukka, Channukkah, Channukka, Chanuqa, Chanukkah and/or Hanukah. (Take your pick.) We’ll enjoy the Talmud Torah choir and enjoy traditional treats of the season, potato latkes and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), all welcome.

#113, 11148 – 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 0V8
780 – 413 – 6159
intfaith@shaw.ca
edminterfaithcentre.ca

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The Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action is proud to host the North American Interfaith Network NAIN Connect 2018 Conference from July 31-August 3, 2018.

Come celebrate NAIN’s 30-year journey of building relationships. Our pilgrimage journey during this week will be personal, with ah historical overview from local scholar Nakita Valerio, and national, as Dr. Marie Wilson, Commissioner of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission) and Stephen Kafkwi, Former Premier of the Northwest Territories, reflect with us on discovered truths about the nation’s history not generally taught in school. And it will be international as General Romeo Dallaire shares his journey with the PTSD that resulted from his time leading the UN mission in Rwanda. A global perspective will be provided by Rev. Dr. Robert Sellers talking about the growth of Parliament of the World’s Religions. There will be time to discover our beautiful city – a historic meeting place of Indigenous peoples. Come and discover North America’s largest urban park or explore the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, a stunning 240-acre property with cultivated gardens (including the newly-created Aga Khan Garden, Kurimoto Japanese Garden, Alpine Garden and Native Peoples Garden) and plant collections, indoor showhouses, and an extensive nature trail system. There will also be music, art, film, and a host of workshops to stimulate mind, body and spirit.

For more information about the conference, including online registration and sponsorship, please visit our website for NAIN 2018 at nain2018edmonton.ca.

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Edmonton Interfaith Centre Annual Open House –Wednesday December 6 at 7:30, please join us here for our annual relaxing evening of fun, food, music, dance and schmoozing with friends old and new. Learn, listen (and participate) in Tai Chi, Indigenous drumming, ginaan, shabad, bhajan, Chanukah and Christmas of course. You can buy calendars and renew your memberships too. We will open the front and back doors, there might be parking along the back of our building and we’ll listen for that door bell.

#113, 11148 – 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 0V8
780 – 413 – 6159
intfaith@shaw.ca
edminterfaithcentre.ca

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Please join us on Wednesday November 22 at 1:00 to meet Rabbi Arik Ascherman. He led Rabbis for Human Rights for 21 years, and has currently founded “Torat Tzedek” (Torah of Justice.) He is known for putting himself in physical danger in the defense of others, and is widely recognized as a leading Israeli advocate for universal human rights as a Jewish and Zionist obligation. Rabbi Ascherman will speak from the Jewish tradition about the state of Israel’s democracy, the blessings and challenges of power, and current human rights challenges regarding Palestinians, socio-economic justice for Israelis, African asylum seekers in Israel and Israel’s Bedouin citizens. This will be an informal afternoon, he will speak for about 15 minutes and then we’ll have time for Q & A and general discussion. Light refreshments will be served so please rsvp so we have enough.

Entrance is in the back lane across from Tim Horton’s. There is very limited parking here, please plan to park elsewhere, the lot across 84 Avenue (south of us) is the cheapest.

#113, 11148 – 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 0V8
780 – 413 – 6159
intfaith@shaw.ca
edminterfaithcentre.ca

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LUNCH & LEARN Monday November 20 at noon, Nicholas Wickenden will present “Luther – the Unintended Reformation”. Bring your lunch if you like, hot and cold drinks provided, $2 donation gratefully accepted.

Entrance is in the back lane across from Tim Horton’s. There is very limited parking here, please plan to park elsewhere, the lot across 84 Avenue (south of us) is the cheapest.

#113, 11148 – 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 0V8
780 – 413 – 6159
intfaith@shaw.ca
edminterfaithcentre.ca