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.
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
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 1993Archbishop 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.