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

Bombings in Sri Lanka

Once again we are faced with a tragedy beyond understanding. The Canadian Interfaith Conversation expresses support through our thoughts and prayers for all those who have sustained injury or lost loved ones in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka.

The bombings of hotels and Christian churches underline the importance of the mandate of the Canadian Interfaith Conversation, which is to:

  • Promote harmony and insight among religions and religious communities in Canada
  • Strengthen our society’s moral foundations, and
  • Work for greater realization of the fundamental freedom of conscience and religion for the sake of the common good and an engaged citizenship.

Our bi-annual conference – “Our Whole Society” taking place April 28-30 – will underscore the critical nature of interfaith dialogue and collaboration, not just for the faith communities involved but for all of Canadian society. Such conversation will strengthen all efforts to witness to ways in which faith communities, including those with non-religious adherences, can thrive when bridges are built between them.

Mindful of recent violence in Christchurch, Pittsburgh and Quebec City, we recommit to better understand the spiritual motivations of all people in Canada and around the world.