Upcoming Events

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.

You can take a look at our most recent past events here.