Cardus, “a think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture”, has produced this video on on the massive economic impact of faith organizations in Canada.
Every year since our incorporation we have hosted an open house in December; the programs included entertainment, music, dance and prayers from different faith traditions. Ethnic food from across the globe was provided by our members.
It was a wonderful opportunity to experience diverse customs and enjoy fellowship and community. Since we could not meet in 2020 we created a virtual celebration, here is a link to the video….. Let’s hope to gather in 2021!
The Edmonton Interfaith Centre hosted a panel on Love, Justice and Family Violence on November 25, 2020. Misinterpretation of religious texts and messages can be used to justify and excuse family violence, and faith leaders must address these issues as they help their communities understand and avoid gender-based violence.
We are pleased to announce that we are donating $5000 each to the Edmonton Food Bank and to Women In Need (WIN) House. This is from our casino account, the proceeds came from the citizens of Edmonton and we are honoured to be able to give back in these difficult times. As well, the Edmonton Community Foundation is helping out local charities as well. We have two funds with them, so are part of this wonderful initiative too.
Please find attached the statement, “Hope, Gratitude and Solidarity: A Message to Canadians from Religious Leaders in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic,” which was signed by over 80 religious leaders, including many Participants in and friends of the Canadian Interfaith Conversation.
You will also find attached a media release that summarizes the document and links to the document posted on the CIC website.
You can now view the Building Bridges documentary online! Visit out Building Bridges page for more.
Here are some video highlights from our Building Bridges Among Faith Traditions multifaith concert on Feb. 9.
You may have noticed we now have a Photo Gallery in the menu at the top of our website. You can select a gallery for a specific event from the drop-down menu. Our latest gallery is from our Multifaith Concert on February 9. Click here for a look.
Visit our Facebook site to view some beautiful photos by Louise Perkins, a participant on the August 3 River Valley Walk led by Lewis Cardinal. The walk explores Indigenous history in the area.