Welcome to the Multifaith Action Society!
SAVE THE DATE: Pre-Parliament of World's Religions Conference - Saturday, August 8
In association with the Council of Parliament of the World's Religions, Chicago, The Multifaith Action Society is proud to join with the Global Clergy Association, the City of Richmond, and a host of community sponsors to host a Pre-Parliament of the World's Religions Conference to Metro Vancouver this Summer.
The Pre-Parliament Conference will be free and open to all, and we invite all those who are concerned about religion, social justice, human rights, peace, secularism and environment to
The day will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions, focusing on "Climate Change and Protection of the Environment" and "Violence and Efforts for Reconciliation and Peace," respectively.
A free vegetarian lunch will be provided by the Vedic Cultural and Community Center of Richmond, and light refreshments will be available throughout.
MCs and keynote speakers include:
- Acharya S.P. Dwivedi, interfaith activist, journalist, and Hindi scholar
- Maureen Jack-LaCroix, Creative Director, Be The Change Earth Alliance
- Hon. Mary Polak, Minister of Environment
- Dr. Frank James, environmental activist
- Chief Reuben George, Tsleil Waututh Nation
- Fin Donnelly, NDP MP, New Westminster-Coquitlam & Port Moody
- Dr. Jagessar Das, interspiritual activist and author
- Dr. Balbir Gurm, Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships
- Jim Cessford, Former Delta Chief of Police
We are excited also to announce that our new 2016 Multifaith Calendar will be available for purchase at this event.
Because space is limited, we request that all interested parties pre-register by July 20, 2015.
Special thanks to all our co-sponsoring organizations, including the Global Hindu Foundation of Canada, United Religions Initiative, Surrey Kabir Association , Richmond Ram Mandir, India Cultural Centre of Canada, Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships, Vancouver Mahalaxmi Temple, and the Highway to Heaven Association
Throughout the Spring of 2015, 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
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 well-being 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