Past events

 

VIDEO AND DISCUSSION ON SYRIA, SYRIANS AND MUSLIMS:  All Saints' Cathedral, 10035 - 103 Street, Edmonton,  is hosting a series of information sessions on the following evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm. Tuesday, May 24 - Video 3: A Warm Welcome – captures the lives of 5 Muslim Canadians and their families, discovering the vital role they play and the significant contributions they have made to their country. Wednesday, June 1 - “Reflections of Syria: The People, The Culture” - A visual narrative. Thursday, June 9 - “Christian / Muslim Dialogue” - To Be Confirmed. We hope to have a with Bishop Jane and an Imam. For more information, contact Barbara Burrows barbarab@edmonton.anglican.ca or 780-445-9345.


CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY 7128 ADA BOULEVARD TUESDAY MARCH 15, 4:00 PM. TEGLER 104  DR. RANDOLPH HALUZA DELAY (THE KINGS UNIVERSITY). “WHEN THE SACRED CANOPY BURNS: THE RESPONSES OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES TO A CHANGING CLIMATE” In the midst of increasing awareness of global climate change, religions are responding to the issue, from denominational statements to interfaith cooperation to outright denial to the many reactions to Pope Francis’ recent encyclical. This talk draws on cross-national research I have been conducting on religious mobilization around climate change. Berger’s idea of religion as providing a “sacred canopy” takes on different meaning in a context where the “canopy” is increasingly unstable.

 


UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – MARCH 21 The UN IDERD is celebrated on March 21st every year. It is the commemoration of the terrible massacre of unarmed civilians by police which took place in South Africa in 1960. Our first interfaith prayer service for this day in the early 1990’s sowed the seeds that became the Edmonton Interfaith Centre. Since then we have observed this day every year at City Hall. The hour-long program usually features a key-note speaker, music, and prayers from many traditions and faiths, and refreshments are served. Stay tuned for details.


 

THE FUTURE OF MUSLIMS IN THE WEST: PROTECTING PLURALISM AND ENDING ISLAMOPHOBIA

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Public talk by John Esposito, University Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. When: Wednesday,  09 March 2016; 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Where: Room 150, TELUS Centre, University of Alberta The event is free and open to the public followed by reception Please RSVP here 

THE SAINT AND THE SULTAN FILM 

THIS FILM IS BEING SHOWN FOR FREE AT THE U OF A CAMPUS (ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE, ROOM 1-02) NEXT THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 5PM.   IT TELLS THE STORY OF ST. FRANCIS TRAVELING TO MEET WITH SULTAN AL-KAMIL.  

THE SAINT AND THE SULTAN MOVIE TRAILER


WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK 2016

TAKE A CHALLENGE!

CHALLENGE YOURSELF! THIS YEAR, WE HAVE FIVE DIFFERENT CHALLENGES FOR YOU TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR ‘LOVE OF GOD AND THE NEIGHBOUR’, OR ‘LOVE OF THE GOOD AND THE NEIGHBOUR’

The five challenges are below.Every time you finish a challenge, participate in the poll here!

1. I have invited a neighbour for breakfast or tea/coffee.

2. I have read a basic text of another religion.

3. I have shown an act of kindness to a stranger.

4. I have reflected privately on God or the Good.

5. I have donated to a charity that I have not donated to before.

EDMONTON INTERFAITH CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND ACTION (EICEA)

EICEA Annual Concert : Building Bridges Among Faith Traditions

On Sunday, January 31 at 2 p.m. the Interfaith Centre will be holding our annual “Building Bridges Among Faith Traditions” multifaith concert at the Royal Alberta Museum, 12845 - 102 Avenue. This 20th anniversary event includes: UCE’s Chorealis; The Braille Tones; Akolada and Typica Ukrainian Choirs; Darla Daniels, Metis Fiddler, Gordon Ritchie; U of A Michael Frishkopf; and poet Roylin Picou. Tickets cost $ 20 for members, seniors and students, $ 25 for others. Donna Entz will receive our Interfaith Advocate Award. Contact a board member or the EICEA office for tickets! 

2015

SUFISM & GULEN MOVEMENT BY DR.EARLE WAUGH PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES


Dr. Earle Waugh from University of Alberta will talk about Sufism and Gulen Movement. For Gulen, sufism is a form of self-purification leading to inner dimension of Islamic rituals, a deeper understanding
of the divine acts, and a greater knowledge and love of the Divine. The continual process of spiritual development in sufism along a path of the innate human poverty, helplessnes, and powerlessnes before God is undertaken in the knowledge that everything come from God.

When: 6:30 pm Thursday, December 3rd
Where: Chateau Nova Yellowhead
13920 Yellowhead Trail
Edmonton, AB.
T5L 3C2
RSVP at edmonton@interculturaldialog.com


OCTOBER 23 7:00 - 9:00

Public lecture: False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism

Kent Roach (Professor of Law and Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law)

Where: Ross Hall, Faculty of Law (with the Centre for Constitutional Studies), University of Alberta

More information about the talk:

 http://meis.ualberta.ca/?event=False%20Security:%20The%20Radicalization%20of%20Canadian%20Anti-terrorism


OCTOBER 25, 1;00pm to 2;30pm

Palestine Solidarity Network - Edmonton; To stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people against the injustice of occupation, and to let our elected officials know that Canadians want peace and justice for the Palestinian people;

Edmonton City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7



NOVEMBER 2, 2015,  6:00PM


Into that Heaven of Freedom


The impact of apartheid on an Indian family’s diasporic history with author Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee & moderator Dr. Earle Waugh, Professor Emiritus of Islamic Studies and Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine, University of Alberta,


Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre, University of Alberta  11613 87th Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H6

Please RSVP to cfe.admin@iicanada.org


NOVEMBER 13TH, AT 7:30PM

'Songs of War and Peace' event for the Remembrance Day season; will be held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church at 12603 Ellerslie Road SW, Edmonton AB, T6W 1A3 (i.e. on the corner of Ellerslie Road and 127 Street).  Tickets are now on sale at Eventbrite here; they are $10 each plus service charges; there will probably also be tickets available at the door. All proceeds from this concert will go to World Vision's efforts to rehabilitate child soldiers.



The Future of Muslims in the West: Protecting pluralism and ending islamophobia

Keynote Speaker is Professor John Episto; an internationally renowned scholar

When: September 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Edmonton Islamic Academy 14525 127 St., Edmonton


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 

The Unfinished Project of the Arab Spring: Why “Middle East Exceptionalism” is Still Wrong

When: September 25-27, 2015

Where: University of Alberta, Edmonton

There is no registration fee; all are welcome The conference is open to the public

Christian Muslim Dialogue: Building Community Together

When: October 17, 2015

Where: St. Charles R.C Parish 17653 112 Street

Stay tuned for more details Check out our FACEBOOK PAGE for more events coming up.


Language of Rights and Language of Obligations: An Islamic Perspective

Public Talk by Abdulkarim Soroush, a leading Muslim reformist public intellectual, a Rumi scholar, and a former professor of philosophy at the University of Tehran, Iran.

When: Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 6-8 PM

Where: Room 150,  TELUS Centre, University of Alberta  111 St. 87 Ave. NW