Interfaith Dialogues & Islam 101 Classes

MAT offers FREE courses including the most famous Islam 101 to create awareness about the Islamic beliefs in North America. MAT founder, Prof. Imam Syed Soharwardy gives lectures on various related topics and answers the questions raised by the participants. Several churches, institutions, schools and universities have invited Prof. Soharwardy for lectures to learn about the teachings of Islam and the Muslim perspective on the current issues.

Last update: March 30, 2014

From April 20th to October 28, 2008, Prof. Soharwardy walked more than 6500 KM from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia. During this walk, he met thousands of Canadians and discussed with them the teachings of Islam and the issue of violence in the society. The interfaith meetings during this walk are not included below. Moreover, Prof. Soharwardy attends regular scheduled meetings with three interfaith groups. These regular meetings are not listed below.

Programs

 

143

Multi-faith dialogue, April 24, 2014 from 6-8:30 PM at the Green Dome Mosque, 4616 – 80th Ave., NE, Calgary

142

Muslim Christian Celebration of Diversity, Symons Valley United Church, 38 Kincora Rise NW  Calgary, AB  T3R 0A3, March 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM

141

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course (a course for Alberta high school students), Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM

140

Kick off meeting to establish Interfaith Council of Calgary, March 6, 2014, Temple B’Nai Tikvah, 900 47th Ave SW, 10:00 AM.

139

Annual Christmas Eve Christian Muslims Dialogue, Rev. Vickie McPhee and Rev. Sarah Fanning, Whitehorn Community Centre, 228 Whitehorn Road, Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 4:30 PM

138

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course (a course for Alberta high school students), Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, October 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM

137

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course (a course for Alberta high school students), Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM

136

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course (a course for Alberta high school students), Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM

135

Connections Education Society, George McDougal Centre, 455 6th Street SW, January 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

134

14th annual program on Muslim – Christian dialogue, Mr. Larry Spackman, President of the Calgary Stake, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Calgary, December 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Green Dome Islamic School and Masjid, NE Calgary.

133

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course (a course for Alberta high school students), Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 7:00 PM

132

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course (a course for Alberta high school students), Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM

131

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course (a course for Alberta high school students), Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Tuesday, October 09, 2012 at 7:00 PM

130

Christian Muslim Dialogue, Subhani Hall, 6680 Campobello Road, Mississauga, Ontario, June 23, 2012 at 4:00 PM

129

Islam 101 at the Kerby Centre, 1133 – 7th Ave, SW Calgary at 9:00 AM, February 28, 2012.

128

14th annual program on Muslim – Christian dialogue, Rev. Dr. Lawson Brown of Centre Street Church, Calgary, December 18, 2011 at 12:30 PM at Green Dome Islamic School and Masjid, NE Calgary.

127

Islam 101 for grade 12 students of world religion class at Springbank High School, November 17, 2011 at 1:00 PM

126

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course (a course for Alberta high school students), Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

125

All Faith Breakfast, October 11, 2011 at 7:30 AM with Catholic Bishop Fred Henry and other faiths leaders, during Homeless Awareness Week (October 11 to 17) at the Petroleum Club, downtown Calgary.

124

Islam 101 at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Student Cafeteria Building, room302, October 6, 2011 at 1:30 PM

123

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course (a course for Alberta high school students), Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM

122

Live Radio show. One hour question and answer with Imam Syed Soharwardy on Al Gainey Show, WDUN AM AND FM (550 and 102.9), Gainesville, Georgia, USA. Christian panel, Dr. Rev. Tom Smiley, Dr. Amir Caner and producer and host, Al Gainey, February 17, 2011 at 7:30 AM (MST)

121

Diversity Directions Breakfast, Thursday Feb. 24, 2011 from 8:00am to 10:00am , Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre - 23 McDougall Court N.E. Calgary, AB. A multifaith diverse group sponsored by Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

120

Inter-Faith Network of Calgary attends Isha prayer at the Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, 5700 Falsbridge Dr. After the prayer questions and answer by Imam Soharwardy, 6:45 PM, January 21, 2011. Coordinator, Rochelle Rabinovitz.

119

Muslim – Christian Dialogue at the Symons Valley United Church, Kincora, Calgary. Muslim congregation and the Christian congregation attend Sunday worship and potluck lunch at the church. December 19, 2010 at 10:30 AM

118

Christian – Muslim Dialogue at the Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, 570 Falsbridge Dr., NE at 4:30 PM. Guest speaker: Rev. David Drake – Symons Valley United Church, December 19, 2010.

117

Workshop on National security with RCMP/CSIS at the Almadinah Calgary Islamic Centre, December 14, 2010,

116

Jewish - Muslim Dialogue at the Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, 570 Falsbridge Dr., NE at 3:30 PM. Guest speaker: Rabbi Howard Voss Altman, December 03, 2010.

115

Muslim Hindu Dialogue at the Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, 570 Falsbridge Dr., NE at 3:00 PM. Guest speaker: Dr. Govind N. Sharma. Saturday, January 17, 2010 at 5:00 PM

114

Muslim Christian Dialogue at Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, December 20, 2009 at 5:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Rev. Klaus Ohlhoff of University of Calgary Lutheran chaplain.

113

Muslim Jewish Dialogue: December 13, 2009 at the Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, 570 Falsbridge Dr., NE at 3:00 PM. Guest speaker: Judy Shapiro, community relations director Calgary Jewish Community Council.

112

Muslim Atheist Dialogue at the Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, 570 Falsbridge Dr., NE at 3:00 PM. Guest speaker: Cliff Erasmus – Centre For Inquiry, Calgary. Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 4:30 PM

111

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course (a course for Alberta high school students), Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 7:00 PM

110

Multi-Faith Walk to End Family Violence, Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 1:00 PM from Eau Claire Market to 5 KM around the Bow River Calgary.

109

Peace Camp, Friday, August 14 at 9:30 AM at the Unitarian Church, corner of 16th Avenue and 1st Street NW.

108

The International Affairs Club of the Junior League of Calgary meeting in the common room of the Grandview condo complex, 228 - 26th Av, SW, Monday, May 25th at 12:00 noon.

107

Muslim – Jewish Dialogue, Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman, Al Madinah Islamic Centre, 5700 Falsbridge Drive, NE, Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 at 5:30 PM.

106

Luncheon meeting with the service providers and spiritual leaders sponsored by FaithLink, Calgary about the issues of domestic violence, Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 12:00 noon at Alliance to End Violence, 306, 301 – 14th Street, NW Calgary.

105

“An Interfaith Response to Domestic Violence: a Minister, a Rabbi and an Imam have a Dialogue” on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 from 11:30 – 1:00 at the Alliance to End Violence Boardroom: #306, 301 – 14 St NW, Calgary. Reverend Bob Pynn and Rabbi Howard and Imam Syed Soharwardy.

104

Engaging The City – "Reflection on Multifaith Walk Against Violence", April 21, 2009, 12 - 1:15PM, Regency Palace Restaurant, #300 – 328 Centre Street SE, Calgary. Tickets $25 per person. Sponsored by LaVie Society.

103

Presentation on MultiFaith Walk Against Violence at the University of Calgary campus, Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 at 12:00 noon, Sponsored by the MultiFaith chaplains at the University of Calgary.

102

Public Forum at the Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 – 1st Street NW, in Panabaker Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Theist and atheist Calgary transit bus ad campaigns about the existence of God, dialogue with Cliff Erasmus of Free thought Association of Canada in Calgary and Rev. Meg Roberts of Unitarian Church.

101

Connection 25 evaluation meeting. McDougall Centre, downtown Calgary, 7:00 PM, March 31, 2009

100

Project Ploughshares monthly meeting at Parkdale United Church (2919 8th Ave NW) at 7:30 PM. Revisiting the Multifaith Walk Against Violence. January 14, 2009

99

Seminar on Jesus Christ at Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, December 21, 2008 at 5:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Rev. Bill Phipps

98

Hanukkah at the Mosque. December 21, 2008 at the Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, 570 Falsbridge Dr., NE at 3:00 PM. Guest Speakers: Rabbi Howard and Judy Shapiro.

97

University of Calgary, RELS 353 "Islam in the Modern World” class. Guest speaker, September 5 at 2:45 PM. Course Instructor Dr. Gordon Nickel.

96

Red Deer Lake United Church, West on Hwy. 22X (just south of Calgary -- also called Spruce Meadows Trail).
The church is located 7 Km from the Hwy. #2 overpass on the south side of the divided highway. April 6, 2008 at 9:00AM

95

Glenbow Museum Calgary, Darfur / Darfur Exhibit, March 21, 2008., downtown Calgary. Closing of exhibit on a Night of Hope. Everyone is encouraged to come out and share the spirit of this special night with multi-faith groups. Speakers expected include Rev. Bill Phipps, Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman and Imam Syed Soharwardy.

94

Glenbow Museum Calgary, Darfur / Darfur Exhibit, March 17, 2008., downtown Calgary. Prof. Syed Soharwardy and members of the Muslim community will be present to view the exhibit. Prof. Soharwardy will speak on Muslim unity.

93

Chinook Rotary Club, Carriage House Inn, McLeod Trail, S.E., Calgary. Luncheon meeting, March 11, 2008 at 12:15 PM

92

The Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, 7th Avenue and 1st Street South East, (Across from the Olympic Plaza), Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 9:30 AM.

91

Prairie Bible College, Senior student of International faiths class, February 4, 2008 at the Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre at 3:00 PM

90

Seminar on Jesus Christ (peace be upon him), Christian-Muslim Dialogue at Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, NE, December 28, 2007 at 2:00 PM (Rev. Leighton Lee, Rev. Dat Nguyen)

89

Chanukah, December 14, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, NE

88

Islam 101 at Royal Military College, Kingston, November 5, 2007

87

Interfaith dialogue and cooperation conference at the Telus convention Centre, May 27, 2007 at 5:00 PM. Rabbi Dr. Jordan Ofseyer (Beth Tzedec Synagogue, Calgary), Rev. Dat Nguyen (Youth Ministry), Mr. Richard Bronstein (Jewish Free Press), Dr. Naweed Imam ( University of Calgary)

86

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course,, Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, April 25, 2007

85

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course,, Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, April 18, 2007

84

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course,, Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, March 28, 2007

83

Passover Sedar at Beth Tzedec Synagogue, Calgary S.W, March 15, 2007 at 6:00 PM

82

University of Akron, Ohio, USA, February 22, 2007 at 5:30 PM

81

MacKay United Church , 39 Dufferin Rd at MacKay St, New Edinburgh, Ottawa, Saturday, January 20, 2007, 1:00 PM

80

Seminar on Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him), Whitehorn Community Centre, 228 Whitehorn Road, Sunday, December 24, 2007 at 2:30 PM

79

Hanukkah, December 22, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, 5700 Falsbridge Dr., NE Calgary

78

Hope Lutheran Church, Calgary, November 25, 2006 at 11:00 AM

77

Chestermere High School, Chestermere, Alberta. November 23, 06, First session at 8:20a.m until 9:20a.m and second session at 9:30a.m until 10:30a.m

76

St. Mary’s High School, 111 – 18th Ave. SW, Calgary November 22, 2006 at 10:30 AM

75

Presentation on Muslims Against Terrorism at the Petroleum Club, 5th Ave, SW, Downtown, Calgary, November 22, 2006 at 7:00 AM

74

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course,, Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, November 8, 2006

73

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course,, Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, November 1, 2006

72

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course,, Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, October 25, 2006

71

Christ Church Elbow Park, 3602-8th Street S.W., International Affairs meeting, 12:00 noon, September 25, 2006

70

Seaquam Secondary School (cafeteria), 11584--Lyon Road, DELTA, B .C., Town Hall meeting at 8:00 PM, July 8, 2006.

69

Ontario Science Centre Toronto, Telus Hall, July 16, 2006 at 3:00 PM, Christians-Muslims Relationships in the 21st Century – A Global Perspective Conference

68

Friends Church at Red and White Club, 1833 Crowchild Trail, NW Calgary, April 30, 2006 at 11:00 AM

67

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course,, Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Wednesday, April 26, 2006

66

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course,, Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta ,Tuesday, April 25, 2006

65

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course,, Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta Tuesday, April 10, 2006

64

Islam 101 for Connections 25 course, Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near junction of Highway 8 and 22, Bragg Creek. Alberta, Wednesday, March 15, 2006

63

Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, “ Mormon Church and its beliefs” , Robert Anderson, September 25, 2005

62

Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, “ Trip to Iraq – Eyewitness Observations “ , Julie Hrdlicka, August 28, 2005

61

Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, “ My Travel Experience and observations in Muslim Countries “ Dr. Charles NienkirchenNazarene University College, August 28, 2005

60

Stampede Corral, Downtown Calgary, Multi-faith Town Hall Meeting on Same Sex Marriage Issue, April 16, 2005 at 1:30 PM

59

Bishop O' Bryan Senior High School, SW Calgary – March 10, 2005 at 11:15 AM

58

Elder College, University College of Cariboo, 639 Boitanio Street, Williams Lake, B.C. , November 29, 2003 at 8:30 AM

57

St. Andrew United Church, Heritage Dr. SW Calgary May 26, 2003 at 7:00 PM

56

Multi faith Poetry Reciting - Edgemont Community Centre, Edgemont, NW Calgary, May 25, 2003 at 7:00 PM

55

Hope Lutheran Church - 3527 Boulton Rd. NW - near Northland Mall, NW Calgary, November 27, 2002, 7:30 PM

54

A Lecture on "Jihad in Islam" , Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 PM, University of Brandon, Manitoba, Room # CH) 022, Third Floor, Clark Hall-Original Building

53

Interfaith Townhall Meeting, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002 at 2 - 4 p.m., Leefield Community Centre, 7910 - 36 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Sponsors, Mill Woods United Church and Muslims Against Terrorism, Edmonton

52

Martingrove United Church, 75 Pergola Rd. (major intersection is Martingrove & Westhumber Rd)Etobicok, Toronto, Wednesday June 26, 2002 at 6.45 PM

51

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, June 16 at 5:00 PM

50

Bishop O' Brian Senior High School, SW Calgary - May 28, 2002 at 10:15 AM

49

International Allairs Group, Junior League of Calgary, May 27 at 12:00 noon, second street, SW Calgary

48

Faith in 21st century seminar, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C., May 12 at 11:00 AM

47

Mississauga Library, Mississauga, Ontario - May 2, 2002 @ 7:00 PM

46

Islam 101 Course at Brentwood Community Centre, NW Calgary , April 14 at 2:00 PM

45

University of Calgary, Murray Fraser Hall, room # 160 - March 14, 2002 @ 4:30 M

44

Nites of the Round Table, Ramada-Inn, Downtown Calgary - March 12 @ 12:00 PM

43

St. Thomas United Church, NW Calgary - February 24, 2002 @ 7:00 PM

42

Tower Garden Banquet Hall, Mississauga, Ontario - February 17, 2002 @ 3:00 PM

41

South Common Mall Community Centre & Library, Toronto @ 8:00 PM (Stress and Anger Management - a Qur'anic Perspective)

40

Mississauga Library, 2nd program, Mississauga, Ontario - February 7, 2002 @ 7:00 PM

39

Church of the Good Shepherd (Anglican) , SW Calgary - February 7, 2002 (Presenter: Brother Rana Tanveer Khan)

38

Mississauga Library, Mississauga, Ontario - January 17, 2002 @ 7:00 PM

37

Islam 101 Course at Brentwood Community Centre, NW Calgary , February 10 at 2:00 PM

36

Crossfield United Church, Crossfield, Alberta - February 2 at 10:00 AM

35

Sri Lankan Community Association, Multiculture Centre, Calgary, SE - February 3, 2002 @ 3:00 Pm

34

Workforce Diversity Conference, Revenue Canada and Customs, Regina, Saskatchewan - January 31, 2002 @ 1:00 PM

33

Islam 101 Course at Whitehorn Community Centre, NE Calgary , January 27 at 1:00 PM

32

Islam 101 Course at Brentwood Community Centre, NW Calgary , January 13 at 2:00 PM

31

Acme United Church, Acme, Alberta - January 20, 2002 at 10:00 AM (Presenter: Sister Salmah El Dowy)

30

St. Andrew United Church, SW Calgary - January 27, 2002 @ 10:00 AM

29

Islam 101 Course at Whitehorn Community Centre, NE Calgary , December 30 at 1:00 PM

28

Jewish and Christian Council of Calgary - January 10 , 2002 (Presenter: Brother Rana Tanveer Khan)

27

Islam 101 Course at Brentwood Community Centre, NW Calgary , December 9 at 2:00 PM

26

Public Service Employees of Canada, Downtown Calgary - December 10 at 12:00 noon

25

ThornCliff Community Association, NE Calgary - December 6

24

Varsity Bible College, NW Calgary - December 1, 2001 at 9:00 AM

23

Deerpark United Church, SE Calgary - December 2, 2001 at 11:00 AM

22

Deerpark United Church, SE Calgary - December 2, 2001 at 9:00 AM

21

Millwood United Church, Edmonton - November 25 at 10:30 AM

20

St. Luke Catholic Church, Northmount Dr., NW - November 20th, 2001

19

Near Scarborough United Church, SW Calgary - November 18 at 7:00 PM

18

Pleasant Heights United Church, NW Calgary - November 14 at 12:00 noon.

17

Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church, Varsity, NW Calgary - November 12 at 7:00 PM

16

Islam 101 Course at Brentwood Community Centre, NW Calgary , November 11 at 2:00 PM

15

City of Calgary, City Hall - November 8 at 12:00 noon

14

Kamp Kiwanis Centre, near Brag Creek, Alberta - November 6 at 7:00 PM

13

Saint Thomas United Church, Hawkwood, NW Calgary - November 4 at 11:00 AM

12

Saint Thomas United Church, Hawkwood, NW Calgary - November 4 at 9:15 AM

11

Personal Support & Development Network - SW Calgary at 12:00 noon

10

Lakeview United Church, SW Calgary - October 29 at 7:30PM

9

Whitehorn Community Centre, NE Calgary - October 28 at 1:30 PM

8

Interfaith Prayer Service, Devonian Garden, Downtown Calgary - October 11, 2001 at 12:15 PM

7

Meeting at the Multi Culture Centre, Calgary with Federal Minister for Multiculturalism, Dr. Hady Fry - October 10 at 2:45 PM.

6

Central United Church, Downtown Calgary - September 30th, 2001 at 10:15AM

5

Town Hall Meeting, Calgary, Whitehorn Community Centre, N.E., Calgary - September 30, 2001 at 3:30PM

4

Nazarene University / Mount Royal College - October 3, 2001 at 12:00 noon

3

Bible College, Brentwood, Calgary, NW - September 27, 2001 at 12:00 noon

2

Interfaith Dialogue, Calgary - September 20, 2001 at 7:00 PM, 219 - 19th Ave. , S.W

1

Interfaith Prayer Service, Calgary - September 14, 2001 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM