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Meet Your Neighbour Pre-Thanksgiving Dinners

The Intercultural Dialogue Institute’s (IDI) ongoing Meet Your Neighbour project in the Greater Toronto Area seeks to bring people from various cultures and faiths together in an environment of kindness, respect, and hospitality. Hosts and guests organise meals throughout the year based around certain feast day celebrations and holy meals of various religious and cultural traditions. And while these traditions each consider certain feasts sacred, sharing a meal with another in one’s home can also be considered a sacred act. By bringing people together in the context of a shared meal, the IDI seeks to promote dialogue in a way that fosters greater personal understanding across social and cultural differences.

Currently, the IDI is looking for people to register as hosts and guests for their Pre-Thanksgiving meals anytime between October 1st and 4th. If you are interested in hosting or being a guest at a Pre-Thanksgiving meal, please visit their website to register and to find out more about this project. The deadline to register as a host is September 21, and the deadline to register as a guest is September 25.