Summer Picnic

Come out on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

at Solel Congregation of Mississauga.

All are welcome to the Interfaith Council of Peel’s annual summer picnic. We will have food and entertainment to enjoy as we mingle and learn more about the many faiths in Mississauga.

Refreshments will be provided. The event is free of charge and will take place rain or shine.

Join the ICP to connect with diverse faith communities in Peel Region for a day of fun and fellowship. All are welcome!

Please RSVP by June 20, 2019 here: https://icpsummerpicnic.eventbrite.ca.

In Solidarity

The Interfaith Council of Peel expresses our deepest condolences to the Christian community in Sri Lanka and worldwide, following the horrific attacks on Easter Sunday. On a day of rejoicing for the Christian community, a day that heralds the promise of peace and redemption, innocent lives were cut off by cruelty and hate. 

We extend sympathy to the mourners and pray for the healing of the survivors and all who were injured in the attacks at Anthony’s, St. Sebastian’s and Zion churches, the Shangri-La, Kingsbury, and Cinnamon Grand hotels, and in the streets.

Sunday’s atrocity follows upon the mass murder of Jews at prayer in Pittsburgh in October and the massacre of Muslims at prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand last month. Each of these attacks are horrifying in their own right. The terrorism perpetrated against those innocent lives, as they gathered in prayer, is a threat to free religious observance worldwide. As people of faith, we stand together against violence targeting religious groups and violence perpetrated in the name of religion. 

We stand with our Sri Lankan and Christian friends and neighbours at this painful time.

World Interfaith Harmony Prayer Breakfast

Monday, February 4th, 2019

7:00am – 9:00am

Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga
84 South Service Road
Mississauga, On L5G 2R9

Join local faith leaders and dignitaries for the 5th annual World Interfaith Harmony Prayer Breakfast, part of the United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony week.  We will celebrate peace among religions through prayer, reflection and networking.

Doors open at 7:00am.  A light breakfast will be served.

Please R.S.V.P. to admin[at]uucm.ca

Join us for an interfaith exploration

Open Meeting

Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm

We invite faith & spiritual leaders, local organizational representatives & community members interested in furthering inter-faith harmony to come and meet the ICP Steering Committee members
Join us for an afternoon of learning as we hear two presentations, and then take a tour of the Hindu Heritage Centre.

1) Festivals of Light – a panel presentation
2) Faith-Settlement Research study Report 

 Join us at the Hindu Heritage Centre
6300 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON, L5N 1A7

Light refreshments will be served. Shoes will have to be removed so wear a sturdy pair of socks.

Ring of Peace – Solidarity with Solel

Dear members of the Interfaith community:

Last weekend, a horrible incident took place in Pittsburg and members of the Jewish community were attacked. A gunman murdered 11 Jews at prayer in a Pittsburgh synagogue last Saturday – while screaming “all Jews must die”

Members of the interfaith community have condemned this and also expressed an interest in standing in solidarity with Jews against this act of hate and have thus organized a peaceful show of support via a ‘Ring of Peace’ THIS Saturday morning before Solel’s Shabbat service.

Details:
What: Ring of Peace around Solel Synagogue
When: Sat Nov 3, 9:30am-12:30pm (Service is from 10-11:30am)
Where : 2399 Folkway Dr, Mississauga, ON L5L 2M6
Who: Anyone
Why: To show solidarity with the Jewish community

How: Form a human chain (aka Ring of Peace) standing outside around Solel Congregation (Synagogue)

Attire: Dress warm. Wear winter gear and comfortable shoes as we will be standing outside the synagogue

Some considerations:

Please use public transit or carpool and use side street parking (so as to not inconvenience members who need to park)
Please do not block entrances while standing and allow congregants to easily walk in.
Please be respectful, do not chant or sing and allow for our silent presence to be appreciated by those mourning in the community.
Please do not be disruptive of the service taking place inside.
You may greet congregants by saying Shabbat Shalom which means ‘peace on the Sabbath’

 

More info about Shabbat-
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabbat

Background on Ring of Peace:
https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.3965313

Urz Heer- Co-Chair of the Interfaith Council of Peel

Imam Dr Hamid Slimi – Founder of the Muslim Council of Peel

Summer Picnic June 24th

To celebrate summer, all are invited to join us at a Summer Picnic on June 24th in Erindale Park, from 2 to 5pm.  Join us for a multi-cultural, multi-faith afternoon of fun, fellowship, friendship and food.  We will gather together, share food and learn more about each other while enjoying fresh air and sunshine.

Everyone is welcome!

We request that you kindly RSVP by June 18th by email to interfaithcouncilpeel@gmail.com so we can make necessary arrangements.

We are meeting at  Erindale Park, Picnic Area B,  1695 Dundas Street West, Mississauga

Fall General Networking Meeting

Join us for a networking meeting on Tuesday September 25th, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm 

at Ontario Khalsa Darbar (Dixie Gurdwara, Gym Lower Level)

7080 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L5S IB7, Tel: (905) 670-3311

Come out and meet other people of faith interested in caring for our community.

We will hear from 3 local groups about ways to enhance the quality of life in Mississauga.

  • Humanity First – Dr. Daud Aslam
  • Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy, Region of Peel – Adaoma Patterson
  • Greening Sacred Spaces- Laura Irvine

There will also be an opportunity to take a tour of this place of worship and learn more about Sikhism.

Attendees to a Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) are required to cover their heads. You are encouraged to carry your own or will be provided one by the host. Some parts of the Gurdwara will require you to remove your shoes.

The Gym is best accessed from the far side of the parking area or the North Entrance.

Those needing accessible entrance – please take your car near the Gym entrance on the lower level and enter through that gate directly.

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