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Building Bridges cover art 2016 On Sunday, January 31 at 2 p.m. the Interfaith Centre will be holding our annual “Building Bridges Among Faith Traditions” multifaith concert at the Royal Alberta Museum, 12845 – 102 Avenue. This 20th anniversary event includes: UCE’s Chorealis; The Braille Tones; Akolada and Typica Ukrainian Choirs; Darla Daniels, Metis Fiddler, Gordon Ritchie; U of A Michael Frishkopf; and poet Roylin Picou. Tickets cost $ 20 for members, seniors and students, $ 25 for others. Donna Entz will receive our Interfaith Advocate Award. Tickets are $20 (members), $25 (non-members) and available directly from the EICEA office and board members. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Roxanne Maguire, director of Elizabeth House will be speaking, perhaps with one of the women who lives there; Elizabeth House is a program of E4C, the building

itself was a priory for Anglican women workers a couple of decades ago. No Room at the Inn chose them for last December’s appeal to churches, to help them build a new kitchen and dining room.  There are 24 women living there at a time, and last year they had 42 women in the program who were able to leave and live independently.

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

 

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EICEA board member Dr. Randolph Haluza-DeLay, along with student Ashley Fischer, released a report on faith, science and climate change on December 2 at our 20th Anniversary Open House. A video of their presentation is below. As well, you can download the report and executive summary:

When the Sacred Canopy Burns: Edmontonians talk about Faith, Science and Climate Change

Executive Summary: Edmontonians on Faith, Science & Climate

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This fall, Edmontonians of all backgrounds will come together to reflect on and celebrate peace during the city’s first ever YEG Peace Fest. With the aim of fostering a city-wide promotion of peace, unity and human rights, this festival hosted by the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and the Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace will run from September 21 to October 2, commemorating the International Day of Peace, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday and the International Day of Non-Violence. The Edmonton Interfaith Centre will hold our annual peace flag – raising at noon outside city hall on Monday September 21st, with speakers and music.

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From the Letter of support for the City of Edmonton, written in Oct. 2013,  and re-sent in July 2014 as the City of Edmonton faces discrimination charges.

The Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action would like to applaud the City of Edmonton for removing the ETS bus ads which target the Muslim community (see Edmonton Journal October 29). Tragically, gender-based violence exists, world-wide, in all communities, regardless of ethnicity, religion, culture or socio-economic status. We are proud to work with many local cultural and faith-based organizations which have faced up to this reality and are working very hard to combat it. But to target any one religion is destructive and unhelpful. The ads were placed by SIOA (Stop Islamization of America), a well-known and controversial group who are considered to be extremely Islamophobic. Sadly they, and some others, are misconstruing the removal of the ads as a capitulation to either political correctness or pressure from Muslims, rather than because their discriminatory nature makes them unacceptable.  

From the board of the Edmonton Interfaith Centre

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“Faiths Coming Together through Compassion, Awareness & Justice” is a three-day multifaith event being hosted by the Edmonton Interfaith Centre and the Edmonton Committee for a Parliament of the World’s Religions May 1 – 4 on the U of A campus. The brochure highlights our two keynote speakers and hints at the exciting line-up of workshops planned for the event.

Thanks! Netta for the and the Edmonton Committee for a Parliament of the World’s Religions (ECPWR)

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interfaith-concertposter-2014 On Sunday, February 9 at 3 p.m. in the Royal Alberta Museum, 12845 – 102 Avenue, the Edmonton Interfaith Centre presents “Building Bridges Among Faith Traditions” an afternoon of inspirational music, prayers and chants from our diverse communities. Artists include Anna Beaumont, Andrew Glover, Karim Gillani Sufi Ensemble, Soka Gakkai Buddhist chant and Debbi Spence. We will be honouring this year’s winners of the Edmonton Interfaith Advocate Awards, Avau Fast and Amarjeet Sohi, and there will be  a silent auction, door prizes and refreshments.

Tickets are $25, $20 for members, seniors and students, call 780-413-6159 or email intfaith@shaw.ca for tickets.

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Harnessing the

Imagination

with Carol Rose

Sunday, December 8

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. here in the Assembly Hall of Garneau United Church

11148 – 84 Avenue

In this workshop, Carol will facilitate a psycho-spiritual technique using biblical, liturgical and kabalistic images for healing, creativity and spiritual growth.
No previous knowledge or experience required.

Carol Rose is a writer, poet, educator and counselor.
She holds an MA in Theology and degrees in Religious Studies and Education. Carol teaches imagery classes and
uses imagery in her counseling.

Cost of the workshop: $20,

members & seniors $15

RSVP at intfaith@shaw.ca or call Netta at 780-413-6159