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The 3rd Global Conference on World’s Religions after September 11
is taking place on September 15, 2016, at Palais des Congrès de Montréal
This momentous event aims to remind mankind of the positive and uniting power of religion by bringing together spiritual thought leaders from around the world. The distinguished speakers will discuss critical issues of faith in today's world and announce a Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the World's Religions.
Among the confirmed speakers are:
- Karen Armstrong (British author and commentator known for her books on comparative religion)
- Gregory Baum (Emeritus Professor, McGill University, Montreal)
- Deepak Chopra (expert in the field of mind-body healing, a world-renowned speaker and author)
- Harvey Cox (Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard University)
- Phil Fontaine (Special Advisor of the Royal Bank of Canada)
- Susannah Heschel (Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College)
- Dr. Amir Hussain (Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles)
- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (humanitarian leader and spiritual teacher)
- Charles Taylor (Canadian thinker with writings that cover artificial intelligence, language, social behaviour, morality and multiculturalism)
For more information please visit the event website: Worlds Religions 2016
The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism is very proud to be one of the partners for this momentous event.
Montreal’s 6th Annual Interfaith EcoAction DayVolunteers plan to put their faith into action in Park Extension
The Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Montreal will hold their 6th Annual Interfaith EcoAction Day on May 23, 2016. Volunteers from various faith traditions will gather in Park Extension to green and clean the neighbourhood.
Organizer Catherine Jarvis said, “We want to show the power of faith in our community to make a positive difference. Volunteers who work together come to know that although faith traditions may vary, we have much in common including the desire to live in healthy and safe communities.” This event is organized in collaboration with the Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal, Concordia Multi-faith Chaplaincy, Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, Green Churches Network, TEVA Quebec, Purple Hope Project, Al-Madinah Centre, the Borough of Villeray St-Michel Parc-Extension, and Eco-quartier Parc-Extension.
These EcoAction Events have been organized within local Montreal neighborhoods annually for the past five years as a practical expression of faith in action. People of different faiths come together to make a difference in the community and to express the common belief that we are all entrusted with the care of the Earth. Student volunteers, along with Jewish, Christian, Sikh, and Muslim community members, work together for common good and in support of common values. Past events have been held in Cote-des-Neiges, Notre-Dame-de Grace, Shaughnessy Village, St Henri, and Maisonneuve-Rosemont.
All are welcome.
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Télévision Sel et Lumière - émission Église en Sortie, avril 2016Télévision Sel et Lumière émission Église en Sortie avec Francis Denis ,
18 avril 2016: entrevue avec Adriana Bara PhD, directrice du Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme; extrait du discours du Père Irénée Baubien S.J. et entrevue avec Mgr Christian Lépine sur la compréhension catholique de l’Unité des chrétiens.
Dr. Victor Goldbloom Has Died
The team of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism is deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Victor Goldbloom's death. The Centre lost a dear friend and adviser and a Board member.
Pioneer of interfaith dialogue, Dr.Goldbloom was deeply committed to Christian Jewish dialogue, to social issues and his understanding of minority communities was unparalleled.
We were amazingly blest to have Dr. Goldbloom as part of our Board of Directors and as part of our lives. We will deeply miss the presence of a truly unique and kind person.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Dr. Goldbloom's family!
May the soul of our loved Victor rest in peace!