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Launch Event: Week of Interfaith Harmony

With Guest Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Interfaith Harmony week began with the gift of words at the launch on February 1 at City Hall. There were prayers from diverse traditions, a stirring call to action from our Mayor and, surprising himself, Constable Gary Woods had us all praying the Prayer of St. Francis. Over the next week NewScoop will be posting some short video clips from that event.
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CALGARY SHINES LIGHT ON INTERFAITH COLLABORATION

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.
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Passion and Commitment Shine Through in Ceremonies to Mark Next Part of Calgary’s Poverty Reduction Journey

Aboriginal ceremony highlights meaningfulness of this work to aboriginal community, importance of drawing on aboriginal wisdom to create solutions

If commitment and passion are integral elements to successfully actualizing a vision, then the crusade to exponentially shrink poverty in Calgary looks most promising.
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