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.