Online: www.islamevents.ca/calgary Email: email@example.com Phones: 403.605.2121, 403.889.5444 Fax: 403.590.8771
Venue: Baitun Nur Mosque
4353, 54 Ave. NE Calgary AB
Religious scholars from major religions of the World, representatives of the city and the province, and members of various communities are expected to attend this Conference. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the questions during and after the conference.
Mayor Dave Bronconnier - City of Calgary
Mayor Robert Tarleck - City of Lethbridge
MP's, MLA's & City Councillors Speakers' Profile:
Man Singh (Hindu Perspective):
Mr. Man is an Engineer by profession with a masters degree in structural engineering in Roorkee University located in the foothills of Himalayas with natural connection to ancient spiritual centres Haridwar and Rishikesh in Utterakhand state of India. He studied scriptures (Ved, Upnishad, Puran ) with scientific and spiritual attitude side by side and found that Hinduism is Humanism. He has been associated with a number of saintly figures who are in touch with spiritual masters of a leniency starting from the very first day of creation.
Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman (Jewish Perspective):
Rabbi Howard is the spiritual leader of Temple B'nai Tikvah, Calgary's Reform Jewish congregation. He has served in that position since 2002. Prior to that, he was a rabbi in Chicago, and prior to attending rabbinical school, Rabbi Howard was an attorney for eight years. Rabbi Howard is an active participant in Calgary's interfaith community, and hopes that these sorts of programs will increase our understanding of each other and bring more hope to the world. Rabbi Howard and his life partner, Annie, enjoy three beautiful children, Emilie, Judah, and Adira.
Bishop Frederick Henry (Christian Perspective):
Bishop Frederick Henry is the seventh and current Roman Catholic bishop of the diocese of Calgary in Alberta. Henry was ordained to the priesthood on May 25th, 1968. He holds an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and a Licentiate in Theology from Gregorian University in Rome. In 1986 he was appointed auxiliary bishop of London and titular bishop of Carinola, Italy. In 1995 he was installed as the fifth bishop of Thunder Bay, Ontario, and on March 19th, 1998 he was installed as the seventh bishop of Calgary.
Naseem Mahdi (Muslim Perspective):
An inspiring presenter and scholar, Naseem is the Missionary In-Charge and Senior Vice President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at, Canada. Graduate of Islamic Studies, with keen interest in World religions, Naseem has served the Muslim Communities in Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Canada.
Recipient of Gov. General's Award for Community service, Chief Editor of the Ahmadiyya Gazette, a strong proponent of interfaith dialogue, each year Naseem travels across Canada for participating in multi-faith events.
Harnarayan Singh (Sikh Perspective):
Harnarayan is a dedicated, active and well-respected youth leader in Calgary's Sikh community, as well as an enthusiastic and passionate sports fanatic. In his leisure time, Harnarayan teaches Kirtan (Sikh music), and Sikh history at Calgary's Guru Ram Das Darbar, a centre for the Sikh youth. After completing his education in broadcasting, Harnarayan has worked as a reporter with CBC Radio for the past four years and is currently working with CBC Sports. In the summer of 2007, Harnarayan exposed a news story about Citizenship & Immigration Canada regarding the Sikh last names 'Singh' and 'Kaur' which received world-wide attention and changed federal government policy.
Admission is free for the public.
Registration is mandatory.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a religious organization, international in its scope, with members in over 190 countries. This is the most dynamic denomination of Islam in modern history, with worldwide membership exceeding tens of millions. The Ahmadiyya Community was established in 1889 by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835- 1908) in a small and remote village, Qadian, India. He claimed to be the reformer of the latter days, the Awaited One of the world community of religions (the Mahdi & Messiah).
The Community is an embodiment of the benevolent message of Islam - peace, universal brotherhood, and submission to the Will of God - in its pristine purity. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam was created under divine guidance with the objective to rejuvenate Islamic moral and spiritual values. Wherever the Community is established, it endeavors to exert a constructive influence of Islam through social projects, educational institutes, health services and interfaith dialogues. It advocates peace, tolerance, love and understanding among followers of different faiths. It firmly believes in and acts upon the Qur`anic teaching: "There is no compulsion in religion." (2:257).
It strongly rejects violence and terrorism in any form and for any reason. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been holding many Interfaith Symposia and Conferences across Canada. The Community firmly believes and always promotes its famous slogan; “Love for All Hatred for None”