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.

Our blog name, Deep Dialogue, reflects the nature of our interaction in the Canadian Interfaith Conversation.  We believe that people of any faith tradition or philosophical background can work together for the common good — and do so more effectively if they understand and respect their deep differences.

How is it that reflecting on our deep differences leads to greater, not less, harmony amongst us? Is it not more logical to ignore the differences and focus instead on the things we have in common?