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 Kakfwi, Former Premier of the Northwest Territories, reflect with us on discovered truths about the nation’s history not generally taught in school.
It will be international as Lieutenant-General, the Honourable Roméo Dallaire (Ret’d) 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.