IHW2022: Poetry Open Mic

On February 5, 2022, at 2:00 PM, as part of the 2022 Interfaith Harmony Week, we presented a poetry open mic on the subject “Spirituality and Poetry – The Big Questions”.

“Answers to the ‘big questions’ can only be answered satisfactorily by the seeker him/her self.  However poetry written from the viewpoint of the seeker/soul can help all of us to find what is right for ourselves in our search for spiritual truth.”

Proclamations of Interfaith Harmony Week in Edmonton

Please check out the full schedule of IFHW events at interfaithyeg.org !

Mayor Amarjeet Sohi has declared World Interfaith Harmony Week in Edmonton:

As has the Council of Parkland County:

WHEREAS; respectful dialogue among people of different faiths enhances mutual understanding, harmony, and cooperation;

WHEREAS; the moral imperatives of all religions, convictions, and beliefs call for peace, tolerance, and mutual understanding;

WHEREAS; mutual understanding and inter-religious dialogue constitutes an important dimension of a culture of peace;

WHEREAS; people of goodwill can appreciate that the common values they hold far outweigh the differences they have, and this provides a strong bond for peace and harmony;

NOW, THEREFORE; the Council of Parkland County does hereby declare February 1st, 2022 to February 7th, 2022 as “World Interfaith Harmony Week” in Parkland County. 

We would like to thank these municipalities for their commitment to promoting interfaith harmony.

Concert YouTube Link

Please join us for the 2021 Building Bridges Among Faith Traditions: A Multifaith Concert, which premiered at 2 pm on Sunday, February 7, 2021. This event is presented in celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week as well as the 25th anniversary of the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action (EICEA). There were prayers/readings from various faith traditions and exciting performances by Ensemble Topaz, Melanie Gall, Martin Kerr and Sharmila Mathur.

Poetry Reading – Feb 6th

As part of World Interfaith Harmony Week, the EIC held a Zoom poetry reading on February 6, 2021. Our special guest poets each read from their own work and introduced audience members to other poetry that inspires them. Discussion followed the readings followed in turn by a poetry sharing circle (or open mic), where attendees were invited to share a single poem that they have written or that has been written by someone else but proved to be a source of personal inspiration.