February 1-7 is United Nation’s annual World Interfaith Harmony Week. This week recognizes the need to promote harmony and cooperation between communities of different faiths, traditions and worldviews.
The Multi-Faith Centre runs a number of interfaith events this week, as well as throughout the year.
All students are eligible to attend.
Students can sign up for any of these interfaith events.
Feb 1, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Join us for a discussion with a panel of chaplains from different faiths on the big questions in life: Where did we come from? What are we doing here? Where are we going? Learn about the different perspectives surrounding these questions, and what impact they have on everyday life.
Feb 2, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Humans have increasingly looked toward artificial intelligence to overcome human limitations, flaws and build towards a techno utopia. Private and public companies have tapped into these hopeful associations and are actively looking to AI to automate decision-making processes within economic sectors, health, transportation, retail, education, the justice system and many more. But can AI truly solve real-world problems? Does AI make us more human? Faith, spirituality and religion are part of the human experience, and how AI interprets and normalizes these human conditions has huge implications for people of African descent and the BIPOC community at large. How will the Black experience be impacted by these algorithms? Join Hart House and the Multi-Faith Centre for a conversation around AI, spirituality, and the Black experience, with guest panelists Dr. Rhonda McEwen, Suzanne van Geuns, Robyn Hillman-Harrigan, and moderated by Efosa Obano, as we explore the intersections between artificial intelligence, spirituality, and Black experiences.
Feb. 3, 2022 at 6 p.m.
The focus of the event is to open a dialogue on women in both faiths navigating religious regulation on divorce, and how both communities can help and learn from each other. With a panel of Muslim and Jewish religious and legal figures, speakers will highlight real experiences of both legal advocates for religious divorce and community members who have faced stigma in their decision to pursue and advocate for divorce.
Feb. 3, 2022 at 7 p.m.
What can the Great Mosque of Djenne tells us about the intersection of art and climate change? Come find out at our Doc and Talk! During the last few years, we have experienced record-breaking summer temperatures and wildfires due to climate change. While these events can create a growing sense of eco-anxiety, art can offer us solace from a societal and individual perspective. Arts can also highlight our personal and emotional connections to the fate of the climate. Join us for an evening of stimulating discussion exploring the intersection of arts and climate change!
Feb. 7, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Join the Multi-Faith Centre’s podcast hosts, Christina Shivtahal and Yasamin Jameh, to discuss and unpack episodes from Subaltern Speaks: Decolonizing Spirituality that focuses on issues of colonization, spirituality and faith. Learn more about the podcast and access transcripts.