CICS and Abbotsford Building Connections Host Interfaith Dialogue

DSC_0371 DSC_0339 DSC_0382 DSC_0364 DSC_0366March 11th saw the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies spatial aura changed to one of enlightenment and tranquility as it played host to a very unique style Interfaith Dialogue. This “Interfaith Dialogue: Sacred Texts and Religious Expressions,” featured small tables which were laid out across the room as a representative from her/his faith sat at a particular table. Participants then had the opportunity to take part and switch from table to table, ie. faith to faith, as they engaged in some lively discussion on what that respective faith utilized as a sacred text and/or religious expression. The dialogue was a great success with over 4o attendees  taking part. Following some delicious dinner, the group came together to discuss ways in which more openness and respect for all religions can be encouraged in the community. The event brought together some wonderful ideas, but most of all allowed the participants to realize the many commonalities most religions share.