The Interreligious Forum for Peace

The Interreligious Forum for Peace,
a new program of the
Canadian Centre for Ecumenism,
invites you to the Art Festival
“Peace Now: The Beauty of Diversity”
which will be held in Montreal
from October 25th to October 28th
at The Dominican Convent,
2715 Chemin de la Côte Ste-Catherine, H3T 1B6.
Information: 514-937-9176#21 or #33;
(or write to denitsa@oikoumene.ca)

The Festival will be a unique opportunity to learn about dialogue, to meet and to discover the artistic and spiritual richness often hidden behind the walls of our sacred places. The program includes an academic symposium on interfaith dialogue and peace-building, a concert of sacred music, practical workshops, an exhibition and kiosks. In addition to artistic sharing, the Festival will be an open space for dialogue on our beliefs and the social implications that flow from them; a place of networking and solidarity.

Art Festival Program

“Peace Now: The Beauty of Diversity”
25-28 October, 2018, 2715, Chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montreal, QC, H3T 1B6 (Dominican Convent in Outremont)
Thursday, October 25th 2018, Dominican Convent
6:00 p.m. Conference Interreligious Dialogue and Peace-building
Panel 1 The Official Interreligious Dialogue
Moderator: Professor Patrice Brodeur Simultaneous Translation
Archbishop Christian Lépine, Roman Catholic Diocese of Montreal
Iman Salam Elmenyaw, Muslim Council of Montreal
Rabbi Reuben Poupko, Executive Member of CIJA and Chairman of the Rabbinical Council

Panel 2 Interreligious Dialogue as a Tool for Peace-building
Moderator Denitsa Tsvetkova
Nicole O’Bomsawin, anthropologist, councilor in the Abenaki Band Council:
Reconciliation and Peace, one Native Peoples perspective
Dr. Carmen Chouinard, representative of the Centre Islamic Libanais:
Éco-féminisme et construction de la paix

Noah’s pudding (diversity dessert) offered by Intercultural Dialogue Institute and snacks

Friday, October 25th 2018, Dominican Convent in place October 23 – 28, 8:00a.m.- 7:00p.m.
Exhibitions The Beauty of Diversity:
Celebrating Canada’s Jewish Experience
Muslims, Quebecers and afterwards? in collaboration with Centre justice et foi
Photos of homeless people in collaboration with Maison Nazareth
Céline Savard in collaboration with Centre for Services Restorative Justice
Poems from René (in French)
Kiosks
10h00 Teaching tools:
Let’s abolish torture! with ACAT-Canada (in French)
Blanket exercises with Marie-Émile Lacroix (bilingual)

Saturday, 27th October 2018, Dominican Convent
Workshops (bilingual):
10h00 Ebru: The Art of Drawing on Water, with Sema Tekce
13h00 Atelier par symboles selon la cosmovision autochtone Donné par Dolorès Contré (en français)
14h00 – 16h00 Atelier Céline Savard, Centre for Services in Restorative Justice
Kiosks

Sunday, 28th October 2018 , Dominican Convent
3 p.m. Peace and Creation stories (Mixed Group for interreligious dialogue)
Christian-Jewish Dialogue in Montréal
Maria’M (Christian-Muslim feminist group)
Interreligious Forum for Peace

6 p.m. Sacred Music Concert “Music for Peace”, Dominican Convent Auditorium
MC Father John Walsh
Judith Cohen Letcher (Jewish Music)
Focolari Mouvement Choir (Christian Catholic Music)
Lamia Yared et Naeem Shanwar (Ancien Syriac Orthodox Christian Music and Soufi Music)
Traveling Spirit, song on the Drum (Native Friendship Centre of Montreal)
Aishwarya Nair, Mamata Niyogi-Nakra et Sylvi Belleau (Dance Kala Bharati)
Shams Al Habib (Soufi Music)
Geneviève Labbé (projet Maison du monde)
Imani Family Choir (Christian Protestant Gospel Music)
We are the World (together)