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Dialogue at the Edges


The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) is coordinating a Canadian Forum on Inter-Church Dialogues in partnership with the Faith and Witness Commission of the CCC, the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism  and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism (PCE) in Saskatoon to take place on 12-13 October, 2018, in Montreal, QC at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal (2000 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal).

The event is entitled: Dialogue at the Edges / Dialogue à la fin pointe.

The Canadian Forum on Inter-Church Dialogues brings together delegates on dialogues from a cross-section of Christian churches to discuss the prospects and questions surrounding ecumenical dialogue both in Canada and abroad. The Forum is also open to people interested in learning more about ecumenism.

The keynote speakers for this event are: The Rev. Canon Dr. Alyson Barnett-Cowan and The Most Reverend Noël Simard. Evening keynote addresses are free and open to the public, and have simultaneous translation in English and French. In addition to the keynote speakers, there will be several panel discussions and workshops (see attached draft program).

Please join us at the 2018 Canadian Forum on Inter-Church Dialogues.

Register by September 28, 2018: EventBrite link.

Please contact Adriana Bara for any questions you might have: 514-937-9176 # 33.

Visit to the Hindu temple

To discover the Hindu spirituality and the beauty of a Hindu Temple with Piyamvada Sankar, Bharatanatyam exponent, and teacher, honored with the Medal of the Quebec National Assembly to community service.



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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.

Visitation will be 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

IMG_20170405_173903495 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.