Thursday, November 24, 2011

Upcoming Inter-Faith Network of Calgary meeting at Beth Tzedec Syngagogue

The next meeting of the Inter-Faith Network of Calgary (IFNC) will be hosted by Beth Tzedec Syngagogue, 1325 Glenmore Trail SW on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm.

Our theme for this year is: 'Artistic Expressions of Our Faiths'

We will be a viewing and discussion of the movie DAVID: One boy, two faiths

Synopsis: As the son of the Imam of the local Brooklyn mosque, eleven year-old Daud has to juggle the high expectations of his Father (Maz Jobrani) and his feelings of isolation and difference– even from his peers in the Muslim community. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate at their orthodox school, in the neighboring Jewish community. A genuine friendship grows between Daud and Yoav, one of the Jewish boys, and his family. Unable to resist the joy of a camaraderie that he has never felt before, David, as he is known to the kids, is drawn into a complicated dilemma inspired by youthful deceit and the best of intentions.

The movie is 80 min long and will be followed by refreshments and discussion.

Time: 3:40pm - 5:45pm (approx)

Cost: $6 individual ticket available at the door,
or a Calgary Jewish Film Festival Pass

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.