The Edmonton Committee for a Parliament of the World's Religions presents "Faiths Coming Together Through Awareness, Compassion and Justice," a Partner City celebration and interfaith conference May 1 - 4 at the University of Alberta. Recently, the Parliament's Executive Director Dr. Mary Nelson issued congratulatory words "cheering on" the conference reading:
On behalf of the Parliament of Religions Board and staff, we want to congratulate you on the upcoming Conference: Faiths Coming Together through Awareness, Compassion and Justice. It looks to be a wonderful gathering with thoughtful workshops and speakers and real evidence of the great multi-faith work you have and are doing in Edmonton.
We celebrate your efforts in furthering the work of peace, justice and sustainability for a better world, and look forward to our continued partnership in the future. So though we cannot be with you in person, we are cheering and encouraging your work in our spirits and prayers. Keep up the efforts.
Workshops scheduled encompass an impressive range of topic areas, such as "moving beyond the 'evolution' vs. 'creationism' event, and compassionate programming focused to improve the impact of work with homelessness, immigrant and refugee communities. The conference features keynote speakers Dr. Amir Hussein, scholar of Islam and editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and Community Organizer and Communicator Christine Boyle. For more information visit the Edmonton Committee for a Parliament of the World's Religions page here, or connect on Facebook here.