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 admin@multifaithaction.org

World Interfaith Harmony Week falls on the first week of February of every year and aims to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith.

Adapted as a special resolution by the United Nations in October, 2010, World Interfaith Harmony Week seeks to spread the message of harmony, tolerance and peace among the followers of all the world's religions, faiths, and beliefs. 

As British Columbians, we are proud to live in one of the most culturally and spiritually diverse regions of the world, and we are writing to share with you the many opportunities to observe and participate in World Interfaith Harmony Week in the Metro Vancouver area.

 

Special thanks to the Surrey Interfaith Council for compiling this list.

If you are planning an event in honour of World Interfaith Harmony Week, or are aware of an event that is not listed here, please contact MAS with the relevant details.
Interfaith Devotional Gathering

Friday, February 3 | 7-9pm | Surrey City Centre Library, Room 120

 

All are welcome to come together in a safe space to experience with the heart the oneness and unity of humanity as we pray and meditate together.

 

May we 'inhale the heavenly fragrances, experience the sweetness of prayer, meditate upon the Creative Word, be transported on the wings of spirit, and commune with the one Beloved'.

 

Hosted by the Surrey Baha'i community. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Interfaith Conference: How Can Interfaith Communication  
Enhance Harmony?

Saturday, February 4 |1-4pm |  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 10122-140th Street

 

Leaders from local religious communities will share perspectives from their traditions. Talks will be followed by devotional music and round table discussion. This event is free and all are welcome.
This event is organized by the Global Clergy Association in partnership with the Surrey Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in celebration of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week.
For more information, contact Dr. Jagessar Das: (604) 599-6876 or
Acharya Dwivedi: (604) 507-3099.
 
Interfaith Music & Spoken Word Concert

Saturday, February 4 | 7pm | Surrey Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 6270 126 Street

 

The Interfaith Music and Spoken Word Concert is a celebration of Surrey's diverse sacred music traditions. All are welcome! 
 
Admission is free, and you are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Surrey Food Bank. 

 

2017 Surrey Interfaith Pilgrimage

Sunday, February 5 | Begins at 9:30am at Thien Ton Buddhist Temple, 17192-96 Avenue, Surrey

The purpose of the event is to bring people from diverse backgrounds and worldviews together to affirm our collective commitment to building peace and understanding in our community.
The full distance of the pilgrimage is 16.3km. Pilgrims are welcome to join in at any point along the way, or to simply participate in the start, lunch or dinner stops. Pilgrims should be physically fit enough to walk whatever distance they choose to complete.
Lunch and dinner are provided and we will have food and water stops along the way. All pilgrims are responsible for any additional food, water or supplies they may need.
Pilgrims are also encouraged to arrange for their own transportation back to the start point if they need to return to their vehicle after the pilgrimage.
Pilgrims are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and to carry a cell phone for safety. Maps and emergency contact information will be provided to pilgrims at the start of the pilgrimage. 

Click here for more information, including a detailed itinerary.

 

Stories that Build Bridges

Thursday, February 9 | 6:30-8pm | Grassroots Cage, Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus, 12666 72 Avenue

To conclude World Interfaith and Harmony Week the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Multifaith Centre invites you to enjoy an evening of story, poetry, song, and reflection on the Interfaith task in the pursuit of global peace and harmony. 

 

Click here for more information.