Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Canadian Council of Christians and Jews (CCCJ) Fall 2009 Dialogue - Mothers and Daughters in the Holocaust

The Canadian Council of Christians and Jews - Alberta Region

A Fall Dialogue

Mothers and Daughters in the Holocaust

Sunday, November 1, 2009
2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Parish
321 - 90 Avenue S.E., Calgary
Tickets: $10.00 (refreshments to follow)

Presented by:

Professor Doris Bergen
Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies
Department of History, University of Toronto
Her research focuses on issues of religion, gender and ethnicity in the Holocaust and
World War II and comparatively in other cases of extreme violence.

Her books include:
Twisted Cross: The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich,1996,
War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust, (2003)
The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the
Twenty First Centuries. (edited, 2004)
Lessons and Legacies VIII. (edited, 2008)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Christian Conference Participants Visits Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre

On September 19, 2009 Pastor Wagdi Iskander accompanied participants of a weekend conference to visit the Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre:

Part of the conference was to help Christian communities understand the diversity of Islam.

Some of the participants visited the Ahmadiyya Muslim community's Baitun Nur mosque.

Wagdi serves as pastor of Arabic Baptist Church and is a colleague on the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Group. Wagdi has been very active in educating churches to be more aware and better informed about Islam.

Pastor Wagdi Iskander (Arabic Baptist Church) with Almoonir Dewji
at the Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre.