Salima Versi presented a fascinating talk about Islam and ethics at our October 11 Lunch and Learn. Here is a video of her talk, which includes the provocative Q&A.
Please join us next Wednesday October 5 at 7 p.m. for a tour and wonderful food in the Sikh langar tradition, at the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Society, 4504 Mill Woods Road South. Once inside we will be removing our shoes and covering our heads, hope to see you there.
Here are photos and videos from the UN International Day of Peace Flag-Raising Ceremony on September 21 outside of City Hall. The video screen below connects with the playlist of videos. For the full photo set, click here.
CHANGE OF TIME The annual UN International Day of Peace Flag-Raising Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m. by the flag pole at City Hall South Plaza. Please note the time of 11 a.m., which is earlier than previous years so as not to conflict with other events taking place nearby. The ceremony will include guest speaker Dr. Randolph Haluza-Delay, a prayer from Salima Versi and music from The Raging Grannies and Paula Kirman.
Here is Rev. Ian Kellogg from Mill Woods United Church speaking at our Lunch and Learn on September 12. He spoke about Mill Woods’ 40 year history, as well as the spiritual characteristics of the Mill Woods area.
With examples such as Avatar and Ms. Marvel, Rebecca Wright presents “Positive portrayals of religious and spiritual ideas in modern visual media.” Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action Lunch and Learn, August 8, 2016.
Our Lunch and Learn this month was on the topic of “Reconciliation in Rwanda,” and featured Emmanuel Gatera, a minister from Rwanda, and Dr. Kae Neufeld of St. Stephen’s College, speaking about their experiences working with women who were traumatized by the events of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi by the Hutu government in the 90s.
The afternoon talks from our “Weeping for the Land: Spiritual Perspectives On and Strategies For Healing an Ailing Planet” symposium were filmed.
On May 9, we welcomed two members of Edmonton’s Oromo community who discussed Oromo history and culture, as well as current protests against human rights abuses in Ethiopia. Below is a video of their presentation, as well as a short documentary that was shown.
Dr. Gita Das, one of our board members, did an excellent Lunch and Learn presentation on April 11 about the history of different religions in India, with a focus on Hinduism, particularly Hindu devotion. Below is a video of the talk.