13th Annual Genocide Memorial Service

Photo by Ferdinand Stöhr on Unsplash

Members of all faiths and ethnic groups were invited to participate in the 13th Annual Genocide Memorial Service, on Zoom at 10:30 Sunday, July 11, 2021, sponsored by the Unitarian Church of Edmonton, The Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action, and the Westwood Unitarian Congregation.

The Genocide Memorial Service began with Treaty Six acknowledgement.  Representatives from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, First Nations and other faiths are invited to tell us how genocide affected their people.  Prayers, songs and readings are interspersed throughout the program.   Inscribed memorial stones along with their stories were presented to the audience. Later, they were placed in a memorial garden at 9916-154 Street, where they can be viewed.   The stones witness, honor and name those who died violent deaths because of wars, racism, gender identity, greed, slavery, ethnic cleansing and appropriation of Indigenous lands.

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Harmony Brunch

On behalf of the Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation (CMEF), we wish to invite you and your friends to attend CMEF’s 23rd Annual Harmony Brunch celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Alvin Finkel, Professor Emeritus of Athabasca University, educator, advocate and author who will be speaking on Compassion in a Multicultural World.

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020 (Silent Auction begins at Noon; Brunch to follow at 12:30)

Venue: Chateau Nova Yellowhead Hotel, 13920 Yellowhead Trail NW (at St. Albert Trail), Edmonton

Cost: $35 per person.

CMEF is an Edmonton-based, non-profit organization that works toward strengthening the multicultural fabric of Canada.  CMEF’s projects, programs and publications promote the values of diversity, equity, justice, harmony and inclusiveness. For further information about CMEF, please refer to our website: www.cmef.ca

Interfaith Explorations: Sacred Heart Church

All are invited to the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples (10821 – 96 Street) on Saturday morning, February 29 at 8:30 a.m. This beautiful church was built in 1913  and in 1993 Archbishop Joseph MacNeil  declared it Edmonton’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit parish. They extend the hand of friendship to all our brothers and sisters worldwide, to share in their hopes and faith by listening to God’s Word and by breaking bread with them. We were honoured to be able to include their unique ministry in our “Building Bridges” video.  All are welcome.

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

In support of Interfaith Harmony Week the Strathcona County Diversity Committee is holding the first annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Friday February 7 2020.  Doors open at 7:30 am. Breakfast and program start at 8:00 am

Tickets are available through the Festival Place box office or Ticketmaster from January 20th -28th only. No tickets at the door.

If you require the vegan/vegetarian breakfast option please reply by e-mail with your name so we can plan accordingly.

If you, or someone you know, would like to come and is unable to afford the $15 ticket price please e-mail and let us know.

Please share this invitation widely. Everyone is welcome.

Feel free to print the poster and post it where ever your community gathers.

We look forward to seeing you on February 7 2020.