Deep Dialogue

Welcome to the Deep Dialogue page, where Participants in the Conversation share their views on the importance and nature of interfaith dialogue and related issues, and also post news items. Deep Dialogue recognizes that we can do more together, and do so better, when we provide opportunity to talk about the things that have deepest meaning for us. We believe that our desires to contribute to the well-being of all people come from the place where our values and beliefs reside, not from a superficial desire to get along with others. When we are able to share those things that hold deep meaning for us, we not only promote better understanding but we are also able to better anticipate where and how we can work better together.

Guest blog posts are welcome (send requests to info@interfaithconversation.ca). Please note that views expressed in blog posts written by a Conversation Participant reflect their own views, not those of the Canadian Interfaith Conversation as a whole.

The Canadian Interfaith Conversation expresses sadness at the most recent outbreak of violence against Muslims at prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand. We offer our prayers and sympathy to those mourning the loss of loved ones in the shootings. We pledge ongoing support to all faith communities around the world that experience persecution in the name of another faith.

On April 28-30, 2019, the Canadian Interfaith Conversation is sponsoring the fourth conference called Our Whole Society, which aims to foster a new dialogue about the changing role of religion in a pluralistic Canadian society. OWS has previously been held in Montreal (2013), Vancouver (2015), and Ottawa (2017), and is now taking place in Toronto at The University of St.

The One Love Gala was inspired by Bob Marley’s song One Love. The gala serves as a keystone for the multipath chaplaincy community to collaborate and go beyond simply advocating for the continuation of the crucial services in Canadian prisons. It is a further opportunity to celebrate chaplaincy and rehabilitated former-inmates. The One Love Gala operates on the premise that we can only learn to love if we are prepared to forgive and be forgiven.

The Canadian Interfaith Conversation expresses deep sympathy for all who lost family and friends in the shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh on October 27. We grieve with our Jewish brothers and sisters at the horror of this latest attack on their community. The Conversation's formal statement may be read here

After two years of close consultation, Canada's Indigenous communities in conjunction with Canadian Geographic have just released the four-volume Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. The volumes include sections on First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Truth and Reconciliation, and promise to be a comprehensive resource on Indigenous languages, histories, treaties, lands, and cultures.

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