Interfaith Harmony Week Events - Metro Vancouver

Here is a list of World Interfaith Harmony Week Events, February 3-9, 2017 in the Metro Vancouver area, B.C. 

Friday, February 3, 7-9 p.m.: Interfaith Devotional Gathering, Surrey, B.C. at the Surrey City Centre Library, Room 120.  All are welcome to come together in a safe space to experience with the heart the oneness and unity of humanity as we pray and meditate together.  May we 'inhale the heavenly fragrances, experience the sweetness of prayer, meditate upon the Creative Word, be transported on the wings of spirit, and commune with the one Beloved.'  Hosted by the Surrey Baha'i community.  Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, February 4, 1-4 p.m.: Interfaith Conference: How Can Interfaith Communication Enhance Harmony? at the Surrey Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, 6270 126 Street.  Leaders from local religious communities will share perspectives from their traditions.  Talks will be followed by devotional music and round table discussion.  This event is free and all are welcome.  This event is organized by the Global Clergy Association in partnership with the Surrey Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sainta in celebration of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week.  For more information, contact Dr. Jagessar Das: (604) 599-6876 or Acharya Dwivedi: (604) 507-3099.

Saturday, February 4, 7 p.m.: Interfaith Music & Spoken Word Concert at Surrey Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 6270 126 Street. The Interfaith Music and Spoken Word Concert is a celebration of Surrey's diverse sacred music traditions.  All are welcome!  Admission is free, and you are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Surrey Food Bank.

Sunday, February 5: Surrey Interfaith Pilgrimage begins at 9:30 a.m. at Thien Ton Buddhist Temple, 17192-96 Avenue, Surrey. The purpose of the event is to bring people from diverse backgrounds and worldviews together to affirm our collective commitment to building peace and understanding in our community.

The full distance of the pilgrimage is 16.3km. Pilgrims are welcome to join in at any point along the way, or to simply participate in the start, lunch or dinner stops. Pilgrims should be physically fit enough to walk whatever distance they choose to complete.

Lunch and dinner are provided and we will have food and water stops along the way. All pilgrims are responsible for any additional food, water or supplies they may need.

Pilgrims are also encouraged to arrange for their own transportation back to the start point if they need to return to their vehicle after the pilgrimage.

Pilgrims are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and to carry a cell phone for safety. Maps and emergency contact information will be provided to pilgrims at the start of the pilgrimage.  Click here for more information, including a detailed itinerary.

Thursday, February 9: 6:30-8 p.m. Stories that Build Brings will take place at Grassroots Cage, Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus, 12666 72 Avenue. To conclude World Interfaith and Harmony Week the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Multifaith Centre invites you to enjoy an evening of story, poetry, song, and reflection on the Interfaith task in the pursuit of global peace and harmony.  Click here for more information.