Multi-faith Leadership Breakfast

February 26, 2015 - Winnipeg, MB

The Manitoba Multifaith Council’s Second Annual Leadership Breakfast, “For the Sake of the City,” will feature Rabbi Shaul Osadchey of Calgary’s Beth Tzedec Congregation.  Rabbi Shaul will be speaking about Beth Tzedec’s innovative 5-year study and experiential programme to learn about other faith traditions on February 26, 2015 at Convocation Hall, University of Winnipeg.

Religious illiteracy is one of the major contributing factors of intolerance, prejudice, and conflict between people and nations.  Ignorance of others’ religious beliefs and practices leads to stereotyping and misinformation.  Fortunately, the antidote is religious literacy.  Calgary’s Beth Tzedec Congregation has developed a unique 5-year study and experiential program designed to learn about other faith traditions.  Each year a scholar from a selected religious tradition will be on the synagogue staff to teach and create programs to foster understanding and to build bridges of respect and cooperation between that religious community and the Jewish community.  Last year’s inaugural program featured Dr. Harjot K. Singh of the Sikh community and this year’s focus begins with Ruth Scalp Lock of the Siksika Nation.  It is our hope that this innovative project will inspire others to become more religiously literate as they forge better and more harmonious relationships with people of faith.