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.
An article in the Lethbridge Herald by Tymmarah Sheculski, a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant living in Lethbridge, who is a former EICEA board member. Please note that we still have the Multifaith Calendars available that she discusses in the article:
“If you want to learn more about celebrations of other faith communities, I recommend purchasing a Multifaith Calendar from the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action. See http://www.edminterfaithcentre.ca/resources/2019-multifaith-calendar-coming-together-exploring-new-directions/. In workplaces, managers and supervisors can refer to it to be prepared for staff who may be requesting time off for their holy days – which, in some cases, is a strict requirement of their faith practice. If we don’t attempt to give time off for a holy day when it’s requested, an employer may be committing a human rights offence, but that’s not a great reason to make the accommodation.”
EICEA Coordinator Netta Phillet, along with board member Audrey Brooks and lifetime member Jitendra Shah, were part of a group honoured at a luncheon and introduced in the Legislature on December 4 for Human Rights Day.
Interfaith Explorations took place on October 28 at the Unitarian Church of Edmonton, where EICEA board member Paula Kirman addressed the topic “A Safe Place for Activism” through speaking and songs. Here is a video of her talk and music.
EICEA’s twenty-second AGM took place on June 21, 2018. Here is our Annual Report – June 2018.
Here is a video of the Talmud Torah choir performing Chanukah songs at Celebrating Our Faiths on December 18 at City Hall:
Celebrating Our Faiths is a partnership between EICEA and the City of Edmonton. On December 18, we presented Chanukah with speakers, the Talmud Torah choir, and delicious sufganyot! You can see some photos at our Facebook page.
Rev. Dr. David Fekete of the Swedenborgian Church presented “E Pluribus Unum: Plurality Not Sameness”, this was his topic at NAIN 2017 (North American Interfaith Network) in San Diego in August. Lunch and Learn series of the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action (EICEA) on October 16, 2017.