Who We Are

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

2021 Dialogue: “Does Faith Matter?”

For the past eight years, ACWAB has played a quiet but impactful role in our community in getting Christians and Muslims face to face in a non-threatening environment for conversation.  In a time when it has come to our corporate attention that our communities are fragmented and we have a real problem with islamophobia, we have found face to face interactions between Muslims and Christians are effective in building peaceful, respectful and loving relationships between differing faiths.

We invite you and interested community members to join us this year in our annual Dialogue Event on October 30, 2021, 9:30am -1:00pm.  The venue for the in person component this year will be Al Rashid Mosque.  There is a zoom option to join.  Either way, participants will be welcomed and given an opportunity to interact on the topic of “Does Faith Matter?”  We will hear from four (younger) individuals from both faith traditions, followed by facilitated table discussions on this topic. 

You and your community members are invited to register for this event and share with their friends and contacts at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/christian-muslim-dialogue-does-faith-matter-tickets-167364097521

We look forward to coming together as diverse and harmonious communities on October 30th!


A Common Word Alberta Offers this Lament for the London Murders

Download our Letter of Lament for the London Murders here. (letter is in PDF format)


Videos: Boosting Resilience for the Digital Age (October 21, 2020)

These seven videos feature our guest speakers Salima Versi and Ingrid Cramer Doerschel, as well as Q&A and final remarks. To navigate between videos, click on the three lines in the upper right hand corner for the video list.


Two Common Words – Resilience and Community (Shelly King, Anglican Diocese of Edmonton, November 4, 2020)


A comprehensive Document for Christian Muslim Engagement. Thanks to the Anglicans and Lutherans of Canada.


We have a blog! Our most recent posts are A Quaker-Jewish Perspective on Ethics and Halachah by Robert Kirchner and What I learned from Ramadan by Randolph Haluza-DeLay


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.


Schedule of gatherings in 2020!
The Book Club meets the second last Tuesday of every month.
The Scriptural reasoning group meets the last Tuesday of every month.  Please contact acommonwordalberta@gmail.com for more info.