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Lunch and Learn – Monday, June 10th
Please come to hear our board president, Metis Elder Pauline Paulson, whose topic will be “Fasting in My Tradition”.

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

There is limited parking behind our building, the lot across 84 Avenue (south of us) is the cheapest.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday June 12th, at 7:30. We will meet in the Church of Scientology, 10305 174 St. Please join us to hear what we have been doing in the last year, and learn about the faith of our hosts. All welcome, refreshments will be served.

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1) Lunch & Learn, Monday May 13, please come to hear our board member Farah Jamil talk about Ramadan. 

Farah Jamil is a health executive with a B Sc and a Master of Health Administration. She has combined her love of science and business to work in several sectors, including: government, health region, non-profit and
academia in Canada and the United States. While in school and during her career, she recognized the need for bringing down barriers and building bridges in the realm of interfaith dialogue. Therefore, Farah has
volunteered for several interfaith boards, committees and organizations, including: the Edmonton Interfaith Center for Education and Action (EICEA), American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP), A Common Word Alberta – Christian Muslim Interfaith Dialogue, etc. As a member of EICEA, Farah is committed to “help create a society which respects the richness of human diversity”.

Our entrance is in the back lane across from Tim Horton’s, bring your lunch
if you like, hot and cold drinks provided, $2 donation gratefully accepted.
There is limited parking behind our building, the lot across 84 Avenue (south of us) is the cheapest.

2) On Friday, May 24 at noon, also at the Legislature, we will be holding a Unity Walk for Peace & Love, more details to follow.

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INTERFAITH EXPLORATIONS – Sunday, April 28th
We are invited to a special ceremony and service at the Unitarian Church of Edmonton, 10804 – 119 Street, that will honor the new First Nations banner to be dedicated and installed at the church. This is part of their social justice mandate to support the 94 recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. There will be a pipe ceremony at 9 a.m. and then a service at 10:30 a.m. Elder Rose Wabasca from the Bent Arrow Healing Society will be the speaker, and the performer is singer/drummer, Lloyd Cardinal.

After the service and ceremony there will be a feast with soups, bannock and preserves. For more information please call Rev. Audrey Brooks at 780-489-8842

Lunch & Learn – Monday, April 29th
Please come to hear Cantor David Mannes whose topic will be The Sacred Jewish of Judaism. His talk about Jewish music was a highlight of our North American Interfaith Network conference last summer.

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

There is limited parking behind our building, the lot across 84 Avenue (south of us) is the cheapest.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Save the date, Wednesday June 12th, venue and program to be announced.

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One of the highlights of our North American Interfaith Network conference last summer was this tour:  River Valley – this section of the North Saskatchewan River has been an Indigenous meeting place for at least 10,000 years. The 2 hour guided walk will be led by Lewis Cardinal and teach the way in which the history of the city intersects with that of those who first dwelled here. It will require maximum mobility up and down the river bank.

Lewis is offering the tour on both Saturday or Sunday afternoon, starting at 1:30 in the afternoon on June 1stand 2nd. We are taking reservations now. The cost is $10 per person, with a cheque payable to Edmonton Interfaith Centre or with Paypal here.

Date: Saturday June 1 or Sunday June 2, 2019

Cost: $10 per person


Date


Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Meet on the south side of the river at the overlook on Saskatchewan Drive at 106 Street.

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March 21st is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD), which we observe every year, usually in City Hall. This is a commemoration of a terrible massacre of unarmed protesters in South Africa in 1960. In 1966 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this as a day of remembrance. Canada was the first country to support the initiative, making it an annual campaign in 1989. 

In fact, the Interfaith Centre grew out of this event which we first marked in the early 1990’s. At that time it was unique, here and elsewhere, to have people from many different faiths making a public statement, from their own tradition, that we all stand together against racism, and the seeds of the Centre were sown. We firmly believe that organizations like ours can take some credit for the wonderful embrace of diversity that characterizes most Edmontonians.

We have a great program planned for Thursday March 21 at noon in City Hall, with speakers, music and diverse prayers for mutual respect and human rights.   ALL WELCOME

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Due to circumstances beyond our control (the structural unsoundness of the stage) our concert scheduled for February 10 has been postponed. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience, and will announce the new date for the concert as soon as we can.

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Dear friends, we have a VERY busy few weeks ahead.

Garneau United “Church in the World” has a forum on Sunday, January 20, from 12 noon to 1:30pm, here in the Ashbourne Assembly Hall (11148 – 84 Avenue). Dr. Fred Tappenden, Principal & Dean of St. Stephen’s College, will address the topic “Multi-Faith Theological Education and the Public Sphere”.
A light lunch will be provided.

LUNCH & LEARN Monday January 21st, here at noon, Dr. Randy Haluza-Delay will talk about his recent trip: “Making peace in the land of Jonah: Iraqi-Kurdistan and the work of Christian Peace Maker Teams.”
Our entrance is in the back lane across from Tim Horton’s, bring your lunch if you like, hot and cold drinks provided, $2 donation gratefully accepted.
There is limited parking behind our building, the lot across 84 Avenue (south of us) is the cheapest.

Sunday Feb. 3 – 2:30 to 6:30 – Film Festival at Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre)
More details are being added daily, please check our website and there is a Facebook page too.

Sunday Feb.10 – 2 p.m. Building Bridges Concert at the Orange Hub – more details to come (“pay what you can”)

If you are downtown please drop into City Hall, in our “Celebrating Our Faiths” program the display for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is featuring Indonesia.


Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education & Action#113, 11148 – 84 AvenueEdmonton, AlbertaT6G 0V8780 – 413 – 6159intfaith@shaw.caedminterfaithcentre.ca