Historic Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation Conference


In the Name of God (Allah), the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Dialogue

Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation Conference

7:00PM May 27, 2007

Telus Convention Centre, Calgary

Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, Calgary, Alberta

Child Care will be available during the conference, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

For the panel discussion, pens and paper will be available for questions from the audience.



  •          Opening remarks by Master of Ceremonies, Richard Bronstein   7:00 PM
  •          Tilawat-e-Qur’an and its English translation,  Qari Syed Fasihuddin Soharwardy, Pakistan
  •          Address by Syed B. Soharwardy
  •          Address by Rabbi Dr. Jordan Ofseyer
  •          Address by Dat T. Nguyen
  •          Address by Dr. Syed Naweed Imam
  •          Break / Volunteers collect questions from the audience     (5 minutes)
  •          Panel discussion
  •          Thanks and Refreshments   8:45 PM
  •          Mehfil-e-Naat-e-Rasool (Peace be upon Him) in Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Punjabi languages by Qari Syed Fasihuddin Soharwardy


Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation Conference


Rabbi Dr. Jordan Ofseyer

Rabbi Dr. Jordan Ofseyer is the spiritual leader of Beth Tzedec Synagogue in Calgary. It is the largest Jewish Synagogue in Alberta. Rabbi Ofseyer has taught Jewish Thought in various US universities. He has written articles on Jewish issues in number of publications. Dr. Ofseyer is a regular panelist representing Judaism on American Religious Town Hall, an interfaith television program on current issues seen throughout USA and Canada.



Dat T. Nguyen

Dat Nguyen holds graduate degrees in mathematics and philosophy. Over a period of seventeen years, he served as a Christian campus minister at McGill University in Montreal and at various universities in Alberta. For the past seven years, he has worked as a corporate chaplain in Calgary. Mr. Nguyen is married and has three children.



Dr. Syed Naweed Imam

Dr. Syed Naweed Imam is the Professor and the Head of the Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy at the University of Calgary. He is also the member of Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Dr. Imam is a member of Calgary’s Muslim community and widely respected by Calgarians for his leadership and contribution in the areas of medicine and community services. He was on the cover page of Canadian Time Magazine, October 20, 2005 for his pioneer research, “Mind over Matter”. Dr. Imam has received numerous awards including Calgary’s Best Canadian award.



Qari Syed Fasihuddin Soharwardy

Qari Syed Fasihuddin Soharwardy is a world-renowned, famous Naat Khawn (reciter/singer) from Pakistan. He recites Naats (Islamic hymns). More than 350 volumes of his CDs, DVDs, and audio and video cassettes have been released internationally. He has traveled more than 20 countries. In 2004, Qari Syed Fasihuddin Soharwardy received the best Naat Khawn award from Pakistan Television.



Richard Bronstein

Richard Bronstein is a career journalist. He is the publisher of Jewish Free Press. Richard has worked as the Middle East Bureau Chief forCBC English and French Television News. Richard worked as the Senior Producer for CBC Television Current Affairs based in Toronto and was responsible for the nightly television information program, The Journal. Richard was the senior producer for CBC Radio Current Affairs programs such as Sunday Morning and As it Happens. Richard has a degree in Political Science from the University of California and a diploma in Journalism from Mount Royal College, Calgary. Richard was born in a refugee camp in Austria at end of World War Two. He Immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1948. Richard is married with two children.



Syed B. Soharwardy

Syed B. Soharwardy is the president of the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada and Muslims Against Terrorism, which he founded in Calgary in 1998. Syed Soharwardy also founded Muslim Free Press in 2006. Syed Soharwardy is the Head Imam of Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, Calgary N.E. and ISCC’s Imams Council.



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