Welcome to the Multifaith Action Society!

Throughout the fall of 2014, the Multifaith Action Society is offering free 'Connection Through Spirit' workshops to youth throughout the Metro Vancouver area.

 

For more information about the Connection Through Spirit project or to book a workshop, please visit our new website located at:  www.connectionthroughspirit.ca

Multifaith Response to the Recent Ottawa Shootings

The Multifaith Action Society of BC unequivocally condemns the recent violent acts in Ottawa, but calls upon Canadians to embody their national principles of intercultural tolerance and respect and to take time to learn about other faiths before forming an opinion about that faith or its adherents. The abhorrent actions of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau are in no way representative of the Islamic religion, and we stand in solidarity with our many Muslim friends and colleagues during this most difficult time.

 

The Multifaith Action Society’s purpose is to promote interfaith and multifaith dialogue and understanding.  We also provide information and resources on world religions, encourage all people of faith to collaborate on vital community programs – particularly those which provide support and advocacy for marginalized citizens or groups or foster the wellbeing of the community as a whole – and cooperate with other agencies and organizations to promote initiatives which contribute to the common good.

 

By engaging in dialogue with others, particularly in the context of providing service to others and contributing to the common good, we get to know people of other faiths as individuals and we get to know about their faith traditions.  By experiencing human connection and by seeing that others of different faiths care about the same things and have the same concerns our fears can be overcome.

 

We are all in this together – we all want to be safe, to be respected, to be free, to have opportunities for ourselves and our loved ones and we want to live peacefully in community with others.

 

Let us recognize the killing of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo for what it is – a senseless, brutal crime reflecting a complete disregard for human life, the law and Islamic teachings and values. However, in the wake of this tragic event, we must not allow ourselves to be terrorized or intimidated, or to have our vision and judgment clouded by fear and misrepresentation. We have very little to gain and so very much to lose.

 

Sincerely,

 

The Board of Directors of the Multifaith Action Society of BC

2014 Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to attend the Multifaith Action Society's upcoming Annual General Meeting, taking place on Monday, October 27, at 7:00 pm in the Lindsey-Priestley room of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver (949 West 49 Avenue). Free parking available.

 

The AGM gives the Society an opportunity to report on its activities over the past year, and for members to ask questions and provide suggestions as to how the Society should proceed in the year to come.

 

If you intend to take part in this year's AGM, please notify Marcus at admin@multifaithaction.org. An agenda will be forwarded to all attendees via email in advance of the meeting.

 

Thank you very much, and we hope to see you there!

 

With gratitude,

 

The Staff and Board of the Multifaith Action Society

2016 MFC: Call for Submissions

Each year the Multifaith Action Society invites visual artists to submit works of art for publication in our upcoming Multifaith Calendar.

For the 2016 edition, we're asking artists: what are you grateful for in your lives?  ...allowing expression for what you feel passionately about and what you honour in your lives. We believe this theme is open to a wide variety of interpretations - and that very fact - leaves open the possibility for a rich array of artistic submissions.


The theme for the 2016 edition is:  Gratitude


Deadline for submissions:  25 January 2015

View and download the 2016 MFC Call for Submissions Flyer.

More detailed 2016 MFC theme info here.

About MAS

The Multifaith Action Society is a registered non-profit society and charity based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our primary aims are:

 

  • To promote interfaith and multifaith dialogue and understanding.
  • To provide information and resources on world religions to the community.
  • To encourage all people of faith to collaborate on vital community programs, particularly those which provide support and advocacy for marginalized citizens or groups or foster the wellbeing of the community as a whole.
  • To cooperate with other agencies and organizations to promote initiatives which contribute to the common good.

 

We invite you to learn more about us and our programs and events by clicking on the links in the navigation bar to the left.