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(Français) Pièce de théâtre pour les festivités du 375e de Montréal, Une production de l’Espace Benoît Lacroix

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Christian Art Festival- Expo for Unity


It is with great pleasure, that we invite you on May 10, to the Christian Art Festival- Expo for Unity, organized by the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism in collaboration with the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University, for celebrating the Montreal 375th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Christian Pavilion at Expo`67.


Icons and art objects exhibition with the participation of Vladimir Midvich: 10am-8:00pm - Department of Theological Studies 2140 Rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E9

Meeting with participants at the Christian Pavilion - Expo '67 - "the living memory" (in French): 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Concordia LB 361-362, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal

Concert of sacred music: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm,
2140 Rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E9

Ritual Photos contest with prizes: 10 am - 8:00 pm, 2140 Rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E9.

The event is free of charge!


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Father Irénée Beaubien, SJ Has Died


It is with deep sadness that the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism announces the death of its founder, Father Irénée Beaubien, SJ, in the infirmary of Jean-de-Brébeuf community of Richelieu, on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the age of 101 years.

Until his last breath, Fr. Beaubien was for the Centre a spiritual guide, a faithful friend and a model to follow. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and his Jesuits brothers. The team of the Canadian Center for Ecumenism will continue to follow in his steps to accomplish his dream of a world of faiths in collaboration without barriers.

The corps will be exposed at Gesù church (1202, rue de Bleury, Montreal) on Friday, May 26, from 7:00 pm to 9 pm.
The funeral will be celebrated on Saturday, May 27th at 10:00 am
at the same location and will be presided by Father Erik Oland, SJ, the Provincial Superior of the Jesuits, with the participation of the Canadian Center for Ecumenism.

KAICIID International Fellows Programme pour les leaders religieux en tant que praticiens du dialogue interreligieux 2016-2017

Dr. Adriana Bara, the executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, and twenty-three other influential peace practitioners of the KAICIID International Fellows Programme from all over the world representing six of the world’s religions, convened in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from 3 to 8 April 2017 for advanced dialogue training and to design interreligious dialogue projects to promote social cohesion in their own communities.

During their gathering in Kuala Lumpur, the Fellows also visited local houses of worship such as mosques, churches and temples so that they can interact and dialogue with religious leaders and congregations. For some of the Fellows, this was their first time visiting the houses of worship of other religions and have a firsthand experience of the extensive diversity in Kuala Lumpur.

Following this training, the Fellows will implement their projects to promote mutual understanding and social cohesion in their own ethnically and religiously diverse communities. Previous projects have included community dialogues, study trips for students, research, writing and distributing interreligious dialogue manuals and even publishing a dialogue game app. At the conclusion of the one-year programme, the Fellows will visit KAICIID in Vienna to finalise their training and evaluate their dialogue projects before being inducted into the KAICIID International Fellows Network.


KAICIID is an intergovernmental organization, based in Vienna, Austria, whose mandate is to promote the use of dialogue globally to prevent and resolve conflict, to enhance understanding and cooperation. It has a Board of Directors made up of representatives from major world religions. The funding States of KAICIID  (Republic of Austria, Kingdom of Spain and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) constitute the “Council of Parties” responsible for overseeing the work of the Centre, and the Holy See (the Vatican) is a Founding Observer to the Centre.