Sacred Spaces Tour: February 4th 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 13, 2016

In celebration of , (February 1 -7), a guided tour of four sacred spaces has been organized to take place on, February 4th, from 9:30am-5:30pm. In celebration of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, (February 1 -7), a guided tour of four sacred spaces has been organized to take place on, February 4th, from 9:30am-5:30pm. This offering of SACRED SPACES is a full day guided visit to Guru Nanak Niwas  temple, Al-Salaam Masjid, Beth Israel Synagogue, and Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Greater Vancouver.

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The focus will be on broadening our knowledge and understanding of different faith traditions, and building relationships between peoples of our multicultural, richly diverse society. This event is an initiative of the Ecumenical Multifaith Unit of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster, the InterSpiritual Centre of Vancouver and a recently-formed cooperation circle of United Religions Initiative (URI).

The new circle, United for Humanity and the Spirit of Earth (UHSE), Vancouver, is comprised of people of diverse faith and spiritual expressions including, Christians (Catholic, Anglican, Quaker), Muslims (Shi’a, Sunni, Ismaili), Buddhists, Bahai’, First Nations, and Tantra-Kashmir Shaivism, to name a few. The primary focus of UHSE is to work together on activities for the common good of humanity, building peaceful counter-narratives to popular media, while bringing care and compassion towards one another and the earth we share.

With the ongoing reception of refugees and immigrants to Greater Vancouver, and in the spirit of bridging the divides, the SACRED SPACES Tour is being offered as an opportunity to dispel myths and misconceptions that give rise to fear, polarized worldviews, hatred, and violent extremism. This critical time calls for a greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of our neighbours.

Open to all. Come together for an enriching day of Interfaith celebration, dialogue, and discovery. Space is limited. Cost: $50/person (lunch included).

Date: Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Registration: 604.682.3848 ext.30 or email dwj@thecathedral.ca
Further information:

Donna Wong Juliani    dwj@thecathedral.ca or

Ellen Vaillancourt       info@ellenvaillancourt.com