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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

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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.

Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education & Action
#113, 11148 – 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 0V8
780–413-6159
intfaith@shaw.ca
edminterfaithcentre.ca

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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, please plan to park elsewhere, the lot across 84 Avenue (south of us) is the cheapest.

“CELEBRATING OUR FAITHS” – In January 2019 for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity there will be a display featuring Indonesia at some point, please drop into City Hall and have a look.

MORE UPCOMING DATES
Sunday Feb. 3 – 2:30 to 6:30 – Film Festival at Metro Cinema(Garneau Theatre)

Sunday Feb.10 – 2 p.m. Building Bridges Among Faith Traditions Concert at the Orange Hub (“pay what you can”)

Monday & Tuesday – Feb. 18 & 19 CASINO

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An article in the Lethbridge Herald by Tymmarah Sheculski, a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant living in Lethbridge, who is a former EICEA board member. Please note that we still have the Multifaith Calendars available that she discusses in the article:

“If you want to learn more about celebrations of other faith communities, I recommend purchasing a Multifaith Calendar from the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action. See http://www.edminterfaithcentre.ca/resources/2019-multifaith-calendar-coming-together-exploring-new-directions/. In workplaces, managers and supervisors can refer to it to be prepared for staff who may be requesting time off for their holy days – which, in some cases, is a strict requirement of their faith practice. If we don’t attempt to give time off for a holy day when it’s requested, an employer may be committing a human rights offence, but that’s not a great reason to make the accommodation.”

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Dear friends and supporters, first please join us as we celebrate the launch of an Eckankar display, Celebrating Our Faiths, at City Hall on Monday, Dec. 17, at noon! There will be a short program including greetings from the city and the Edmonton Interfaith Centre. We will chant HU – the acoustics in City Hall are amazing – and have time to share personal spiritual experiences while enjoying snacks. Come and help us celebrate!

Second, the 2019 Multifaith Calendar is selling fast, cost is $16, payable by cheque or PayPal on our website.

Third, we have another casino on February 18 & 19, 2019. It was a major decision for us to apply for a license and the proceeds have given us a level of financial security we hadn’t had before. Please let us know if you can volunteer for a shift.