Peace Now:  The Beauty of Diversity

October 25, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Canadian Center for Ecumenism

The Interreligious Forum for Peace,  a new interreligious dialogue group springs forth from the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism which invite you to attend  The Interreligious Art Festival entitled Peace Now:  The Beauty of Diversity, an event not to be  missed, which will be held on October 25th to 28th inclusive, at the Dominican Convent, 2715 Chemin de la Côte Ste-Catherine, Montreal,  QC, H3T 1B6.  The Festival will be a unique venue to the initiation and development of dialogue, meetings and witnessing of the artistic and spiritual treasures otherwise cloistered behind the walls of our worship places. All activities are free and open to the public.

The programme proposes an academic symposium on interreligious dialogue as well as the peace building with the participation of Archbishop Christian Lépine of the Diocese of Montreal, the Iman Salam Elmenyawi of the Muslim Council of Montreal and Rabbi Poupko, member of the CIJA Excutive and Chairman of the Rabbinical Council of Montreal; as well a panel focus on reconciliation with Native Peoples and at Eco-Feminism.

Practical workshop on various means of intercultural and interreligious communication, as well as teaching tools like the blankets exercise, CAAA and identity card game.  A photo exhibit of Jewish and Muslim communities as well as those by homeless persons on the theme The Beauty of Diversity, will accompany these activities and some kiosks.

There will also be a special meeting of three interreligious groups; namely the Judeo-Christian Dialogue of Montreal; Maria’M Dialogue Group among Christian and Muslim feminists and The Interreligious Forum for Peace, discussion of the Stories of Creation and Peace.

Finally, the event will conclude with a concert of Sacred Music with the participation of Christian choirs, a taste of Soufi music, some musicians from the Jewish community as well as that of the Native Peoples.

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