Calgary is blessed by a broad diversity of religious faiths whose origins and history originate from places that span the globe. These religious communities embrace an equally broad spectrum of ethnicities whose languages, foods, and cultures define Calgary’s international flavour. The ability of these religions, in particular, to flourish in a setting of respect and dignity is essential for the city’s future.
The Calgary Interfaith Council was formed in 2017 as a merger of the smaller interfaith organizations the existed at the time. The goal is to foster dialogue, education, worship, and social justice among the faith communities in Calgary that will lead to greater cooperation and understanding. The CIC has become the central address and voice of the interfaith community in Calgary.
The Calgary Interfaith Council is proud to be the winner of the 2017 First Prize Award for the King Abdullah II UN Interfaith Harmony Week. Rabbi Shaul Osadchey, Rev. Debra Faulk, and Imam Fayaz Tilly travelled to Amman, Jordan to accept the prize from King Abdullah.
For more information about the activities of the CIC and how you might become involved in interfaith programs, please go to calgaryinterfaithcouncil.org.
Interfaith Virtual Prayer Vigil in Support of justice, healing, and sacredness of life, which took place on June 21st (National Indigenous People’s Day)
What a beautiful experience we had last night together. The CIC Board wanted to send a personal thanks for your participation. Each of your prayers/devotion added to the meeting. A special thanks to our MC, Rev. John Pentland who always does such a great job and a first class presentation by Tony Snow. His remarks and the information he provided was a wonderful opportunity for us to learn about and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Here is the link to the recording. Please invite and allow others to join in prayer as they listen to the recording.