Who We Are

Welcome to the website for A Common Word Alberta – Christian Muslim Dialogue.

OUR MISSION

As Christians and Muslims, we strive to create spaces for gatherings where our faith communities can engage each other in order to overcome stereotypes and embrace our differences. Click here to learn more about us.

SAVE THE DATE: Christian-Muslim Dialogue – Experiencing Peace. October 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the ARCA Banquet Facility (14525 127 Street). Tickets are available at Eventbrite. Here is the Facebook event (but you still need to register and pay through Eventbrite, even if you click Going).

NEW: NAIN Session: During the North American Interfaith Network conference https://nain2018edmonton.ca/ to be held in Edmonton on July 31-August 3, 2018, A Common Word Alberta will be facilitating a workshop. The workshop will be held at 11 am-12:30 pm on August 1. You can contact us to help with the workshop or simply attend the whole conference. The topic of this workshop is Pilgrimage: the Journey Towards Understanding the Other. In the introduction of the workshop, the origin and philosophy of this journey, which has led to stronger bonds between the two religious communities, will be described. Then will follow a mini Christian-Muslim Dialogue such as is presently organized annually in Edmonton. Within the mini Dialogue, after welcome and ice-breaker exercises, a Christian and a Muslim speaker will present on the topic of “Pilgrimage” according to their particular religious perspective. (Pilgrimage is also used metaphorically as the unifying theme of the workshop). Then, workshop participants, will be asked to form small groups (about 6 in each) of mixed religious backgrounds to engage in meaningful dialogue with each other, thus enhancing their understanding of the ‘other’. The workshop will end with a time of processing their experience.

Book Club: A Common Word Alberta invites Edmontonians to a Muslim Christian Book Club starting a new book entitled A Muslim and A Christian in Dialogue. The monthly group meets in members’ homes the second last Tuesday each month, so our first meeting with the new book is after Ramadan at 7 p.m. on Tuesday June 19. Sign up at:  acommonwordalberta@gmail.com and buy the book:  https://www.amazon.ca/Muslim-Christian-Dialogue-David-Shenk/dp/0836196198/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525924993&sr=1-1&keywords=A+Muslim+and+a+christian+in+Dialogue