Those of us here at the Multifaith Action Society have been in mourning these last several weeks as we struggle to process the racism and hatred that has devastated our Indigenous and Muslim communities. Three weeks ago, the remains of 215 Indigenous children were discovered at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Yet, as elders have been telling us for years, that was sadly only the beginning. Another 104 potential graves were discovered at the Brandon Indian Residential School in Manitoba...
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Programs & Events · March 16, 2021
Notice is hereby given that the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Multifaith Action Society of BC will be held on: Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Time: 7:00 pm Venue: Virtual video/teleconference via Zoom The AGM provides an opportunity for Multifaith's staff and Directors to update members and the general public on the work of the Society over the past year, and enter into constructive dialogue around its plans and intentions for the immediate future. If you are interested in attending, please...

Multifaith Calendar 2022: Artists' Call for Submissions
Multifaith Calendar · January 19, 2021
Each year, artists are invited to submit works of art for the publication of the upcoming Multifaith Calendar. The theme for the upcoming 2022 edition is: Resilience Once again, our theme is intended to be open to the artist’s imagination. Even in the midst of unexpected change and turmoil, somehow life goes on. And more than that, it thrives. Forests fill with new growth, just a short time after experiencing devastating wildfire. Previously endangered whales and turtles bounce back in...

Programs & Events · January 18, 2021
World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week. For more information, visit www.worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com. This year, World Interfaith Harmony Week will be observed between February 1 and February 7. Unfortunately, World...

Living Legacies: Online Interfaith Connection Space & Calendar Launch
Programs & Events · October 19, 2020
We have all been struggling with loss of normalcy and connection during this difficult and most unusual time. And yet, in what is perhaps the ultimate paradox, our lives and souls have become more intertwined than ever before. For this reason, those of us here at the Multifaith Action Society remain hopeful, even in the midst of our uncertainty. Let us convene online on the afternoon of Saturday, November 28 to re-affirm our commitment to peace, justice, and equality, and celebrate our latest...

Society Business · July 20, 2020
The Multifaith Action Society held its Annual General Meeting on June 15, 2020. One of the highlights of the AGM is the presentation of the Presidents' Report, which summarizes the society's various accomplishments and milestones over the past year. The report, delivered by MAS President Connie Waterman, is available for download at the link below.
Programs & Events · June 01, 2020
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Multifaith Action Society of BC will be held on: Date: Monday, June 15, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm Venue: Virtual video/teleconference via Zoom The AGM provides an opportunity for Multifaith's staff and Directors to update members and the general public on the work of the Society over the past year, and enter into constructive dialogue around its plans and intentions for the future. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Marcus...

Programs & Events · May 11, 2020
Join the Vancouver School of Theology’s Inter-Religious Studies program for a timely virtual conference, May 24-25, 2020. Together we will explore the topic "Religious, Spiritual, Secular: Living in a Pluralistic Society." The conference will be hosted online via Zoom. Fifty scholars and community activists, representing 10 different spiritual or religious traditions, will lead our discussions. Breakout session titles include: Models of Pluralism, Inter-Religious Education, Spirituality in...

Statements and Media Releases · April 10, 2020
During this destabilizing time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are once again reminded of the deep interconnectedness of all life on earth. Nearly every person in the world right now - from every race, class, country of origin, sexual and gender expression, and religious background - is facing this illness and quarantine simultaneously. In what is perhaps the ultimate paradox, at the exact time in which we must remain at our most physically distant, our lives and souls have become more intertwined...
Programs & Events · October 08, 2019
MAS is pleased to announce Reimagining Peace & Harmony: One World, Many Faiths, the latest in our longstanding series of interfaith dialogue forum events. This event will take place from 1 to 4pm on the afternoon of Saturday, November 16, in honour of the UN International Day for Tolerance, at the SGI Canada Vancouver Cultural Centre in Vancouver. Our keynote speakers include: Dr. Jagessar Das Dr. Das, a UBC graduate, is a retired local medical doctor. He is the follower of Kabir, the...

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