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Great Lakes Water Walk – Sunday September 24

Event Details The Great Lakes Water Walk Sunday, September 24, 2017, along the Toronto waterfront. The Great Lakes Water Walk is an open invitation to all people to join an Indigenous-led Water Walk to honor Nibi (Water). Following Anishinaabe ceremonial protocols, Grandmothers and Elders will make water offerings, sing water songs and make petitions for our water to be clean and pure. The Walk will take place on Sunday, September 24, 2017 along the Toronto waterfront with a concluding ceremony at Marilyn Bell Park.   When Sunday, September 24, 2017, all day. Where We will walk along the entire...

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Muslims respond to Indigenous Elders call for a National Day of Prayer

On Sunday morning, Muslims took part in the inaugural National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness that was called for by Indigenous Elders to pray for unity, understanding and a peaceful resolution of issues facing Indigenous people and settlers in the land. At two major Islamic Centres in the Greater Toronto Area – the Islamic Institute of Toronto and the ISNA Islamic Centre – gatherings were held for the National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness that was initiated by Elder Dave Courchene from the Turtle Lodge in Manitoba, acting on behalf of the National Indigenous Elder Council from the four...

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Parliament of the World’s Religions Selects “Inclusion” & “Love” as Major Themes for 2018 Toronto Convention

Announcing “The Promise of Inclusion & the Power of Love” as its next theme, organizers of the 7th Parliament of the World’s Religions are looking for world-changing outcomes from the more than 12,000 delegates expected to convene in Toronto, Canada, November 1 – 7, 2018. The world’s oldest and most diverse global interfaith event will mark its 125-year anniversary by bringing together leaders and followers of more than 200 spiritual and secular traditions to “pursue global understanding, reconciliation, and change” in the world’s most culturally diverse city. According to organizers, the theme, The Promise of Inclusion & the Power...

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Largest NA Muslim Festival Comes to Toronto

MuslimFest, the largest Muslim festival in North America, returns to Mississauga Celebration Square in suburban Toronto this weekend and over 30,000 visitors are expected to take part in the occasion. “The festival is a unique cultural fusion that combines Islamic traditions and Canadian culture, enjoyed by attendees from different backgrounds and age groups,” said Tariq Syed, the Event Director of MuslimFest 2017. “Unique ethnic cuisines, international bazaar, creative workshops, and kids’ village, offer something to everyone in the family.” Featuring local and international artists, concerts, stand-up comedy shows, workshops, films and documentaries, the festival begins on Friday, August 4,...

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Indigenous Elders call for a National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness

National Indigenous Elders are calling on all Canadians to come together for a National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness on Sunday, August 6th. “As the Elders and Knowledge Keepers of our First Nations, we have always relied on the Creator to guide us toward a peaceful, harmonious life, and a close and sacred relationship with the land,” stated the Elders in a statement. “As First Peoples of this country, we invite all citizens to come together for a National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness on August 6, to help us find resolve to some of the most pressing issues...

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