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Celebrating its 33rd edition, the 2019 Multifaith Calendar’s theme is ’Coming Together: Exploring New Directions.’ Published annually by the Multifaith Action Society (MAS), the Multifaith Calendar is a unique educational resource that facilitates understanding of religious observances, occasions and festivals important to a wide spectrum of cultural and faith communities.

Find out more and order your copy here.

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July 31 to August 3, 2018

Robbins Health Centre, 109 Street and 104 Avenue

MacEwan University, Edmonton

For full information see website

Conference Registration

$400 – Includes everything, days and evenings

$100 – One Day, does not include evening events.

$200 – Young Adults (18 – 35) includes everything

Daily Parking – underground $ 20 per day.



Registration-11 AM to 3 PM., Opening Ceremonies at 3, Bannock & Stew at 5

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Marie Wilson, formerly of Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Stephen Kakfwi, former Premier of Northwest Territories.



Morning Workshops, Afternoon Tours

Banquet 6:30 PM – Coast Hotel – 10155 -105 Street,

parking – $21 or $5 across the street.


Shachi Kurl, Executive Director of the Angus Reid Institute

Nakita Valerio, Edmonton writer and academic.



Morning Workshops, Afternoon Tours

Public Lecture at 7:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 10025 – 105 Street.

Speaker – Lieutenant-General, the Honourable Romeo Dallaire (Ret’d), Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide and leader of numerous organizations dealing with eradicating the use of children as weapons of war. Former Canadian Senator.

Cost (for those not registered for the Conference)

$25 or $50 with reserved seats and reception . Street parking.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 – 10 AM – Keynote Speaker, Rev. Dr. Robert Sellers, Chair of the Board of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.


For further information see website –

Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action – 780-413-6159

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Please join us at the Unitarian Church, 10804 – 119 St. at 7:30 p.m.

The annual report will be presented to update you on our work, followed by a short business meeting and the latest exciting news about the NAIN conference in less than 2 months! Our host Rev. Brian Kiely will talk about current issues in Unitarian Universalism.

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LUNCH AND LEARN TOMORROW, MAY 14: Please join us here at noon, Avau Fast will tell us “Everything We Always Wanted to Know About Zoroastrians”. The 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.

The parking situation has changed, please plan to park elsewhere unless you are very lucky, the lot across 84 Avenue (south of us) is the cheapest.

#113, 11148 – 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 0V8
780 – 413 – 6159

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Interfaith Explorations: We have been invited to a Saturday morning Shabbat service at Beth Shalom synagogue on April 28th.
It will begin at 9:30 a.m. and Netta will sit with you to show which book we are using as we switch between two, and answer questions.
There is a lunch at noon, please rsvp to this office for catering purposes. The parking lot and entrance are at the back,
11916 Jasper Avenue.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WEDNESDAY JUNE 20th Please mark your calendars, the location will be announced.
CELEBRATING OUR FAITHS There is a Sikh display in city hall for April and in May the Buddhists are taking a turn.
There is still time to register for the North American Interfaith Network conference, July 30 to August 3, the “early bird” price has been extended to April 30th.
Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education & Action
#113, 11148 – 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 0V8
780 – 413 – 6159

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Monday April16 12 here at noon Robert Blundin will tell us about his amazing pilgrimage walk in Spain, complete with photos.

The 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.

The parking situation has changed, please plan to park elsewhere unless you are very lucky, the lot across 84 Avenue (south of us) is the cheapest.

#113, 11148 – 84 Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta

T6G 0V8

780 – 413 – 6159

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The Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action is pleased to host NAIN CONNECT 2018. The conference will be held at MacEwan University in downtown Edmonton. This is the second time that the Edmonton Interfaith Centre has hosted NAIN Connect. NAIN supports an interfaith movement that includes justice issues, community building and multiculturalism, and that welcomes people of all faiths and spiritualities. The movement respects diverse beliefs and brings communities together for mutual learning.
As part of this year’s conference, the program committee is seeking applications for participants for the Young Adult Summit, to be held on the first day of the conference (Tuesday, July 31). The Summit will feature a full day of panels and workshops, focused on allowing participants to engage in meaningful conversations with one another and with various faith community leaders on a variety of topics related to this year’s theme, ‘Pilgrimage: Journeys of Discovery’. Summit participants are also invited to stay for the remainder of the conference, which will build on our first day together and allow us to share our conversations with other NAIN Connect participants, helping to inform their experience at the conference as well. There will also be opportunities to experience the city of Edmonton, including tours of some major points of interest.
Some examples of topics we will cover in the Summit include:
• Journeys that we take toward and away from one another. These conversations will be informed by current issues around pluralism, multiculturalism, immigration, and refugee movement, with special focus on the ways in which we are informed by our faiths as we engage with these issues and with one another.
• Journeys that we take within ourselves, in recognition of the fact that many journeys begin and often remain internal. This will allow us space to discuss esoteric perspectives on our faith traditions, as well as the pragmatic journeys we take to decolonize ourselves and others as we strive towards a more just and less oppressive world.
• Physical journeys that we make, with an awareness of both the real, tangible pilgrimages that are part of many religious traditions, as well as the ways in which we engage with the lands that we travel, including the ways in which we have engaged and continue to engage with the Indigenous lands we currently occupy. Here, there will be special attention given to Indigenous rights and the need for us to honour our treaties, particularly because Edmonton is on Treaty 6 land.
Interested youth & young adults (age 18 to 35), are encouraged to apply by emailing Netta Phillet at or filling out the form found at Please include your name, your religious/spiritual background, and a brief, 250-500 word explanation of why you would like to participate in these conversations, and what you think you will be able to add to them. Please also include your mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address, as well as your preferred language of communication and if you will need a translator or interpreter.
Note: the Program Committee recognizes that these types of conferences can place an undue financial burden, particularly on young people, which often hinders their ability to participate. In light of that reality, we have tried to keep costs low for this demographic. Cost for the Young Adult Summit is $50 and participants in the Summit can also register for the remainder of the NAIN conference for an additional $150, which should be quite worthwhile as we are hoping to include summit participants throughout the conference. We are also working on finding innovative ways to help address this issue, including billeting. Interested participants should also consider applying to be one of NAIN’s Young Adult Scholars. Details about this program is available on the NAIN website (