On Thursday, February 2nd at 7 PM, the Edmonton Jewish Federation presented a talk on their efforts to fight antisemitism through a magnificent piece of art.
On February 1st, 2023, at noon, Shaykh Sheikh presented the third part of his series on the theme “Where Do We Go From Here”, with the title “What’s Out Where?– An Attempt to Understand the ‘Paranormal’.”
The Edmonton Interfaith Centre is proud to again present World Interfaith Harmony Week Edmonton, a series of talks, discussions and artistic events celebrating our commonalities and our diversity. For more information and for zoom links, please see http://interfaithyeg.org/
On January 11th, 2023, at noon, Shaykh Sheikh presented the second part of his series on the theme “Where Do We Go From Here”, with the title “The 2 Entities in All of Us!”
On December 14th, 2022, at noon, Shaykh Sheikh presented the first part of his series on the theme “Where Do We Go From Here”, with the title “Are we Predestined or Do We Have Choices?”.
On June 13, 2022 at noon, one of our former board members, Shaykh Zak Deen Sheikh, told us about an amazing event he survived. He called it “A Glimpse into the Beyond”.
On Monday, May 9th at noon, one of our former board members, Dr. Marie Gervais, talked about her new book, “The Spirit of Work”, focusing on the framework religion provides for work, learning from sacred texts about healthy workplaces.
Our speaker this month was Pierre Rousseau, a professor at Faculte St. Jean who recently took his class to visit Temple Beth Ora, Edmonton’s Reform synagogue. We asked him to reflect on how that kind of in-person experience with people, traditions and houses of worship from a variety of faith traditions is important in building understanding and respect for diverse religious traditions. What other courses promote interfaith understanding? What are the students’ backgrounds and what is the impact of this program on them? What are the discussions like after a visit? Have you seen any long-lasting effect of their experiences visiting other churches/temples/synagogues, etc.?
The Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation, The Edmonton Interfaith Centre & The United Nations Association Canada (Edmonton) commemorated the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 20th, 2022 at 2 p.m. over Zoom. We explored the question “Racism: what do we know and where do we go?” with panel participants: Charis Auger, Steven Camp, Satya Das & Salima Versi. World music provided by Dr. Michael Frishkopf
Kathy King (www.missingcara.ca) and Kate Quinn (www.ceasenow.org) provided a global overview of how different countries approach criminalization, legalization and the Equality Model. We addressed root causes of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking and the multiple impacts. This topic was very timely because the federal Justice Committee is hearing presentations in February – March about whether to remove all laws (total decriminalization) or to maintain Canada’s version of the Equality Model.