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.

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, approximately 40 people gathered at the University of Toronto’s Multifaith Centre to discuss various themes in interfaith dialogue and collaboration in an event called “Renewed Engagement: Forging New Paths for Our Interfaith Conversation.”  

In view of the antisemitic messages mailed to synagogues in Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal and Edmonton, it is very hurtful to us collectively as an interfaith community to witness hateful messaging directed at our Jewish brothers and sisters.

You can now visit the Whole Society YouTube channel to see videos of the Our Whole Society conference in May:

These include the full addresses by keynote speakers John Borrows and John Ralston Saul, along with full videos of panel discussions.

November 6, 2017

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear faith leaders and people of faith:

Our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the Christian community as we hear the devastating news of the First Baptist Church shootings in Sutherland Springs, Texas. We pray for the speedy recovery for all injured and we pray for the strength and patience for the loved ones of the deceased as they work through the pain of their loss. May the Almighty ease their suffering.

Keep faith in Allah (God)

The New Generation Interfaith Initiative is committed to advocating for religion in a pluralistic society and Canadian life.