Monday, April 18, 2011

Upcoming Inter-Faith Network of Calgary meeting at Deerpark United Church

The next meeting of the Inter-Faith Network of Calgary (IFNC) will be hosted by Deerpark United Church, 77 Deerpoint Road SE on Sunday, April 24, 2011 from 10 am to 12 Noon (Easter Sunday worship).

Our theme for this year is: 'The Ways We Worship'

IFNC is an informal and grassroots group of Calgarians, belonging to several faith traditions, who have come together to promote goodwill and mutual understanding.

We believe that this objective is best achieved by interaction and dialogue among the followers of different faiths. This belief is based on our conviction that while the general tendency is to highlight the differences among different faiths, a deeper study would reveal that we have more in common than is generally believed.

We hope that through these gatherings, we will encourage mutual respect and peace in our community.

We meet once a month to discuss questions related to our personal spirituality and religious practice.

The venues of the gatherings rotate among the places of worship.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Canadian Council of Christians and Jews - Annual Spring Breakfast Dialogue

The Canadian Council of Christians and Jews – Alberta Region
Invites Clergy, Lay leaders and the Public to attend their

Annual Spring Breakfast Dialogue

“A Pedagogy of the Spirit:Talking about God and Religion in a Secular Age”

Presenter:

Dr. Ron Glasberg
University of Calgary,
Faculty of Communication and Culture

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Calgary Jewish Centre
1607 – 90th Avenue S.W., Calgary

Tickets: $15.00
Students: $10.00
Breakfast included

Dr. Ron Glasberg: His General Studies 300 and 500 lectures (key ideas of Western Civilization) are legendary among students and alumni of the Faculty of Communication and Culture. He has received a near record thirteen Student's Union Teaching Excellence Awards and the President's Circle Award for Teaching Excellence. Ron Glasberg's memorable lectures, his contagious passion for intellectual discovery, his tribal classroom, his methods of inspiring students and his impressive list of awards and accolades made him the University of Calgary Senate's choice for recipient of the 2009 Lecture of a Lifetime. Viewing history as a movement toward “enlightened consciousness,” Dr. Glasberg’s presentation on June 2nd will focus on the challenge of conveying the reality of the spirit to those who are hostile to the very idea, or simply lacking the tools to experience or make sense of spirit, faith and religion. Come to dialogue with one of Canada’s most popular professors, as Dr. Glasberg shares what he has learned about conveying ideas of the spirit during his distinguished teaching career.