City to celebrate its first UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, February 1-7, 2017
Calgarians can visit open houses at 11 places of worship and attend other events to celebrate the city’s inaugural observance of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.
Rabbi Shaul Osadchey is on the Calgary Interfaith Council steering committee and approached Calgary’s mayor, who issued a proclamation to support the week. Various faith communities in the city are collaborating on special programs and events during the Feb. 1 to 7 celebration. CONTINUE READING
Jewish and Muslim communities of Calgary demonstrate desire for mutual understanding, peace through formation of joint council
Disturbed by the aggressive nature of the pro-Israel, pro-Palestinian rallies on Calgary’s streets last summer, representatives of the local Muslim and Jewish faiths have created a forum for enabling a peaceful approach to addressing their concerns. CONTINUE READING