Date: April 23, 2012
For Immediate Release
National Interfaith Dialogue
ISCC Holds Dialogues with the Christian and the Jewish Leaders
(Calgary) Islamic Supreme Council of Canada (ISCC) is planning to hold a national interfaith dialogue with the Christian and the Jewish leaderships in Canada. We are planning to hold a series of interfaith dialogues in all major cities including Montreal, Toronto, Mississauga, Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Surrey and Vancouver. The purpose of these dialogues is to discuss;
o The religious and secular fundamentalism and extremism in Canada.
o The role of religion in the Canadian society.
o The impact of international events on interfaith / communities relationships in Canada.
o The perceived threat of Shari’a law.
o Canadian values vs. religious values.
o Judaic Christian values vs. Islamic values.
o Freedom of speech / the freedom of religion in Canada and the around the world.
o Improvements in interfaith relationships in Canada.
More topics can be added for the discussion and other religious groups including atheist and agnostics can also participate in these dialogues. “We are in communication with several Christian and Jewish organizations across the country and finalizing the dates of these meetings”, said Imam Soharwardy.
ISCC is seeking help from all religious leaders and organizations to help and participate in this national dialogue.
For inquiries and questions please contact Imam Syed Soharwardy at 1-866-774-7526 OR 403-831-6330.