The Interfaith Council of Peel expresses our deepest condolences to the Christian community in Sri Lanka and worldwide, following the horrific attacks on Easter Sunday. On a day of rejoicing for the Christian community, a day that heralds the promise of peace and redemption, innocent lives were cut off by cruelty and hate.
We extend sympathy to the mourners and pray for the healing of the survivors and all who were injured in the attacks at Anthony’s, St. Sebastian’s and Zion churches, the Shangri-La, Kingsbury, and Cinnamon Grand hotels, and in the streets.
Sunday’s atrocity follows upon the mass murder of Jews at prayer in Pittsburgh in October and the massacre of Muslims at prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand last month. Each of these attacks are horrifying in their own right. The terrorism perpetrated against those innocent lives, as they gathered in prayer, is a threat to free religious observance worldwide. As people of faith, we stand together against violence targeting religious groups and violence perpetrated in the name of religion.
We stand with our Sri Lankan and Christian friends and neighbours at this painful time.
Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga 84 South Service Road Mississauga, On L5G 2R9
Join local faith leaders and dignitaries for the 5th annual World Interfaith Harmony Prayer Breakfast, part of the United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony week. We will celebrate peace among religions through prayer, reflection and networking.
Doors open at 7:00am. A light breakfast will be served.
We invite faith & spiritual leaders, local organizational representatives & community members interested in furthering inter-faith harmony to come and meet the ICP Steering Committee members
Join us for an afternoon of learning as we hear two presentations, and then take a tour of the Hindu Heritage Centre.
1) Festivals of Light – a panel presentation
2) Faith-Settlement Research study Report
Last weekend, a horrible incident took place in Pittsburg and members of the Jewish community were attacked. A gunman murdered 11 Jews at prayer in a Pittsburgh synagogue last Saturday – while screaming “all Jews must die”
Members of the interfaith community have condemned this and also expressed an interest in standing in solidarity with Jews against this act of hate and have thus organized a peaceful show of support via a ‘Ring of Peace’ THIS Saturday morning before Solel’s Shabbat service.
What: Ring of Peace around Solel Synagogue
When: Sat Nov 3, 9:30am-12:30pm (Service is from 10-11:30am)
Where : 2399 Folkway Dr, Mississauga, ON L5L 2M6
Why: To show solidarity with the Jewish community
How: Form a human chain (aka Ring of Peace) standing outside around Solel Congregation (Synagogue)
Attire: Dress warm. Wear winter gear and comfortable shoes as we will be standing outside the synagogue
Please use public transit or carpool and use side street parking (so as to not inconvenience members who need to park)
Please do not block entrances while standing and allow congregants to easily walk in.
Please be respectful, do not chant or sing and allow for our silent presence to be appreciated by those mourning in the community.
Please do not be disruptive of the service taking place inside.
You may greet congregants by saying Shabbat Shalom which means ‘peace on the Sabbath’
To celebrate summer, all are invited to join us at a Summer Picnic on June 24th in Erindale Park, from 2 to 5pm. Join us for a multi-cultural, multi-faith afternoon of fun, fellowship, friendship and food. We will gather together, share food and learn more about each other while enjoying fresh air and sunshine.
Come out and meet other people of faith interested in caring for our community.
We will hear from 3 local groups about ways to enhance the quality of life in Mississauga.
Humanity First – Dr. Daud Aslam
Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy, Region of Peel – Adaoma Patterson
Greening Sacred Spaces- Laura Irvine
There will also be an opportunity to take a tour of this place of worship and learn more about Sikhism.
Attendees to a Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) are required to cover their heads. You are encouraged to carry your own or will be provided one by the host. Some parts of the Gurdwara will require you to remove your shoes.
The Gym is best accessed from the far side of the parking area or the North Entrance.
Those needing accessible entrance – please take your car near the Gym entrance on the lower level and enter through that gate directly.
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The Interfaith Festival held at the Tibetan Cultural Centre on April 29th, was a great success. Several ICP members were in attendance, promoting their faith and communities, including Rabbi Audrey Pollack, Amtul Ahmad, and Rev. Joanne Hedge.