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.

The recent shooting at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre elicited reactions of both shock and solidarity from a diverse array of Canadian citizens.

La Conversation Interreligieuse Canadienne a publié la déclaration suivante le 30 janvier 2017:

The Canadian Interfaith Conversation issued the following statement on January 30, 2017: 

Responses to acts of hatred are stronger when they are issued together with others. Read how Conversation Participants are responding to Sunday's shootings at the Centre cultural islamique du Quebec that tragically claimed the lives of six people.

On January 25 Belle Jarniewski addressed Winnipeg’s Mayor and City Council as part of that city's official acknowledgement (for the first time) of International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Winnipeg. Flags were lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset. 

Your worship Mayor Bowman, members of city council,