soutenir la religion dans une société pluraliste et dans la vie publique canadienne

Janvier 2017

La Conversation Interreligieuse Canadienne a publié la déclaration suivante le 30 janvier 2017:

The Canadian Interfaith Conversation issued the following statement on January 30, 2017: 

Responses to acts of hatred are stronger when they are issued together with others. Read how Conversation Participants are responding to Sunday's shootings at the Centre cultural islamique du Quebec that tragically claimed the lives of six people.

On January 25 Belle Jarniewski addressed Winnipeg’s Mayor and City Council as part of that city's official acknowledgement (for the first time) of International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Winnipeg. Flags were lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset. 

Your worship Mayor Bowman, members of city council,

"History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”

In an article he wrote in September 2016, Geoffrey Cameron, chair of the Program Committee for the Building Our Whole Society Conference, demonstrates what interfaith conversation can look like.

Have you ever heard of a Living Library?  It works just like a regular library, in that visitors browse a catalogue to find titles, choose a book, borrow it and then return it when they have finished reading it.  The only difference is that in a Living Library, Books are people. You “read” this kind of Book by having a conversation with someone.

The following is a response to two articles; one from columnist Taslim Jaffer who wrote an article entitled Building Bridges: Tolerance is Beneath Us and the second, a letter to the editor of Peace Arch News titled Christians More than Accepting by Surrey resident Patricia Kroeker, both of which can be read here)