Programs & Events
The Multifaith Action Society offers a wide variety of programs and events to encourage interreligious cooperation and understanding within the community. We also publicize events from external
sources that we feel are in alignment with our organizational mandate.
Be sure to check back regularly or sign up to our newsletter to keep abreast of the latest events. You are also welcome to spend some time reading about events and programs that we have facilitated in the past.
If you are planning an interfaith event and would like to have it listed here, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Power of Spirit: A Multifaith Exploration of Triumph Over Adversity and Persecution
The Power of Spirit focuses on the various ways in which faith and spirituality has helped BC's diverse religious communities to overcome adversity throughout history and into today. By inviting community-nominated speakers and participants of different faiths to reflect on and share the spiritual principles that saw them through dark times, the Society hopes to explore how they might empower people and communities who find themselves in similar situations today.
All sessions will take place between 6:30pm and 9:00pm. Admission is free, event passports will be stamped for door prizes, and refreshments will be served. All are welcomed to attend.
The next session of The Power of Spirit project takes place on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Masjid-al Salaam and Mosque in Burnaby.
Please click here to pre-register online!
Keynote Speakers - May 22 Session
Mohammad Shujaath Ali (Islam)
Mr. Ali is Imam at the Masjidul Haq in Vancouver, a member of the board of the BC Muslim Association, a counselor for social, marital, and religious issues within the Muslim community, and a teacher of Islamic studies. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Islamic Sciences and a Masters in Islamic jurisprudence, and has been nominated as Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation.
Lee Brown (First Nations)
Dr. Lee Brown is the Director of the UBC Institute of Aboriginal Health and is the former coordinator of the Indigenous Doctoral Program in the Department of
Educational Studies at The University of British Columbia. He is the Co-author of The Sacred Tree, an educational curriculum based in Aboriginal values and epistemology. Lee has also contributed to the Round Lake Native Healing Centre in Vernon, BC during the last twenty-nine years in a number of capacities including clinical supervisor and currently as a cultural resource to the centre. He has been the keynote speaker at many Aboriginal conferences andhas been invited to share his knowledge of culture and healing in over five hundred indigenous communities throughout North America. Lee is a member of the Cherokee Nation and the Wolf Clan.
Photos from Past Power of Spirit Sessions
Videos from Past Power of Spirit Sessions
February 20, 2013 - Laxmi Narayan Mandir: Shachi Kurl (Hinduism)
February 20, 2013 - Laxmi Narayan Mandir: Phillip Hewitt (Unitarianism)
January 23, 2013 - Vancouver Baha'i Centre: Jack Bastow (Baha'i) and Sukhvinder Vinning (Sikhism)