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 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.

A timely article for this season of the year: see the republication of "Passover: God's Gift of Freedom," written by Belle Jarniewski of the Manitoba Multifaith Council and first published in The Catholic Times, United Kingdom, 27 March 2015.

The Vancouver Sun published an op/ed piece, "We need a new conversation on religion and secularism in Canada," in advance of the conference - "Our Whole Society: Bridging the Religious/Secular Divide" - taking place at UBC Robson Square March 22-24.  

Geoffrey Cameron (Baha'i Community of Canada) and Karen Hamilton (Canadian Council of Churches) state in their opinion piece,

As part of World Interfaith Harmony Week 2015, I attended a delightful evening sponsored by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute. IDI is a non-profit organization that promotes respect and understanding amongst people of all cultures and faiths. I was attracted to both the theme of the event, “How We Talk to God”, and the panel, three of whom are associates at the Canadian Interfaith Conversation.

Prof. Clifford Orwin, Professor of Political Science, Classics and Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, is a featured plenary speaker at the "Our Whole Society" conference (Vancouver, March 22-24). Prof.

What would it look like if religious leaders from all faiths and from all over the world came together in one place? This is what will happen October 15 – 19th 2015 in Salt Lake City at the Parliament of World Religions.