Advocating for religion in a pluralistic society and in Canadian public life

Documents and Responses

In the wake of January 29, 2017 attacks on the mosque in Quebec City, the Canadian Interfaith Conversation expresses "deepest grief with its Muslim brothers and sisters, and for all affected by this attack on a mosque—which is to say, all of Canada, and the world." 

The Canadian Interfaith Conversation's foundational document or Charter Vision was adopted in early 2013, and revised in 2016.

See our March 28, 2016 response to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action #48: Statement on the Importance of Truth and Reconciliation and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Canadian Interfaith Conversation emerged from the 2010 Canadian Interfaith Partnership, established when the G8 Leaders Summit met in Ontario in 2010. The Interfaith Partnership produced a statement that challenged G8 members to meet the “Millennium Development Goals” established by the United Nations.

The Canadian Interfaith Conversation responded to the Quebec government’s proposed “Quebec Charter of Values” (2013) with a statement regarding the positive contribution that faith communities can make in Canadian society.

In 2013 the Conversation applied successfully for a “Doha International Award for Interfaith Dialogue.” The application contains an overview of successful experience and best practices in interfaith dialogue.