Now Available...  The 2023 Multifaith Calendar

Proudly published annually by the Multifaith Action Society for 37 years, the acclaimed Multifaith Calendar combines comprehensive information relating to world religions, their spiritual traditions and observances with beautiful, community-sourced artwork to create a unique and compelling product with outstanding educational and artistic value.

 

Order your 2023 MFC today by sending us an e.mail: orders@multifaithaction.org


Nearly 500 different holidays and religious festivals from 14 world religions, as well as select cultural events, public holidays and United Nations observances, are detailed in the Calendar. By helping to raise awareness of these observances, as well as their historical origins and any spiritual precepts that maybe associated with them, the Multifaith Calendar continues to assist and facilitate cross-cultural understanding, provide a basis for dialogue, discussion and community involvement / engagement, and foster environments of mutual respect, awareness and understanding across communities and in workplaces as well as both private and public institutions across North America and Internationally.

The theme for the new 2023 Multifaith Calendar is:
Building Our Future Together.

The last few years have been challenging, yet we have persevered. We have conserved our energies, as needed, and have tapped into more inner strength than likely any of us knew we had. Our struggles have not been easy, but we have deepened our resolve and grown immeasurably in spite of—indeed, because of—them.

Yet now it is time for us to open our hearts and work towards building our future together. To meet the neighbours we have never visited before and to join forces with friends, newcomers, and new acquaintances. Our collective needs are vast, but working in concert, we can surely meet them. And when trouble arises and we begin to lose hope, we can care for ourselves and trust that others will soon pick up the slack. For there is no need for fear or overwhelm when you know you are just one part of a loving, cohesive community.

 

In this 2023 Multifaith Calendar, we celebrate the beautiful and necessary work of Building Our Future Together. Read through and see how our artists offer their visions of hope, teamwork, community, and mutual support. We hope these images and words will inspire you and bring you courage in the year ahead. Enjoy and share with your friends, family and co-workers!

Beyond its value as an informational resource, the Multifaith Calendar also provides a platform for emerging visual artists to have their work exhibited in print. Each year, hundreds of artists from around the globe respond to a Call for Submissions from mid-October to the end of January each year (the overarching artistic theme of the Calendar changes annually), and our Multifaith Calendar Production Team ultimately identifies approximately 25 original works of art for publication. Artists whose work is included are awarded honorariums and given full credit, and in this way the Calendar helps to increase the public exposure, marketability and livelihoods of artists as well.

 

Visit the Multifaith Calendar website to find out how you can get your 2023 Multifaith Calendar today!


2023 MFC : Call for Submissions   ...Now Closed

Each year, the Multifaith Action Society invites visual artists to submit works of art for consideration in its upcoming Multifaith Calendar.

The theme for our 2023 edition is:
Building Our Future Together

 

Deadline to Submit:  31 January 2022

The last few years have been challenging, yet we have persevered. We have conserved our energies, as needed, and have tapped into more inner strength than likely any of us knew we had. Our struggles have not been easy, but we have deepened our resolve and grown immeasurably in spite of—indeed, because of—them.

In this upcoming 2023 Multifaith Calendar, we celebrate Building Our Future Together and the visions of hope, teamwork, community, and mutual support.


You can find out more about our 2023 Call for Submissions as well as future Calls here: Information for Artists

2023 Multifaith Calendar - Building Our Future Together...  Please submit (up to 5) works of art in any medium that personifies our theme. Our aim is to include a variety of interpretations of the theme, creating a visually cohesive Calendar. We encourage all artists to submit images, including artists who have had their work showcased in the past.

Artists can send their selection(s) directly to:  artsubmissions@multifaithaction.org


2022 Multifaith Calendar

Proudly published annually by the Multifaith Action Society for 36 years, the internationally acclaimed Multifaith Calendar combines comprehensive information relating to world religions, their spiritual traditions and observances with beautiful, community-sourced artwork to create a unique and compelling product with outstanding educational and artistic value.

 

Nearly 500 different holidays and religious festivals from 14 world religions, as well as select cultural events, public holidays and United Nations observances, are detailed in the Calendar. By helping to raise awareness of these observances, as well as their historical origins and any spiritual precepts that maybe associated with them, the Multifaith Calendar continues to assist and facilitate cross-cultural understanding, provide a basis for dialogue, discussion and community involvement / engagement, and foster environments of mutual respect, awareness and understanding across communities and in workplaces as well as both private and public institutions across North America and Internationally.

The theme for the new 2022 Multifaith Calendar is:
Resilience.

 

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 abundance, the moment they are given a chance. Communities find new ways to come together and develop creative solutions to their most long-standing problems. Neighbours reach out – perhaps for the first time – to share food and supplies with one another. Family bonds strengthen; children and grandparents are even more cherished than before. And people learn that taking risks, making mistakes, and accepting setbacks are all inevitable parts of life. Without them we could never grow or learn.

Challenges bring suffering, it is true, but they also bring new opportunities. They give us a fresh start. A second chance to improve ourselves and our societies. They teach us courage and humility. During such times, we often have no choice but to stare down our personal and communal imperfections. To see ourselves and others as we really are. The process is painful, but it is also a necessary truth-telling. For it allows us to deepen into empathy and acceptance. And through it, we are purified together, like coal into diamonds.

 

Far from being just an informational resource, the Multifaith Calendar also provides a platform for emerging visual artists to have their work exhibited in print. Each year, hundreds of artists from around the globe respond to a Call for Submissions from mid-October to the end of January each year (the overarching artistic theme of the Calendar changes annually), and our MFC Production Team ultimately identifies approximately 25 original works of art for publication. Artists whose work is included are awarded honorariums and given full credit, and in this way the Calendar helps to increase the public exposure, marketability and livelihoods of artists as well.