This is a multi-faith event where speakers from Islam, Christianity, and Judaism will provide a religious perspective on various aspects of living with neighbours.
The attendees will have an opportunity to ask speakers questions.
This event is open to the public and free of charge.
Complementary refreshments will be served at the event.
Willard Metzger (Representing Christianity) Willard Metzgeris the Director of Church Relations at World Vision Canada. He has a B.Th. (Church Ministry, Emmanuel Bible College), a B.A. (Sociology, Waterloo University), a Masters of Theological Studies (Conrad Grebel College), and a D. Min. (Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH). He has 20 years pastoral experience in Mennonite Church Canada, including as Chair of the mission agencies Mennonite Church Canada Witness and the Foundation for International Development Assistance (FIDA). He has taught as Adjunct Professor and served as guest lecturer at several Colleges and Universities. Willard has been on the Executive Committee of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada and the General Board of Mennonite Church Canada
Naseem Mahdi ( Representing Islam) Naseem Mahdi 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. Served the Muslim Communities in Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Canada. Chief Editor of the Ahmadiyya Gazette. Recipient of Governor General's Award for Community service. Strong proponent of interfaith dialogue, who has traveled across Canada each year participating in multi-faith events.
Rabbi Yosil Rosenzweig (Representing Judaism)
Rabbi Yosil Rosenzweig serves as Rabbi at the Beth Jacob Congregation of Kitchener Waterloo. Prior to coming to Kitchener Rabbi Yosil Rosenzweig was a Chaplain in 3 New York State prisons. He also served as Rabbi at the Congregation Beth Israel, Schenectady, New York; Congregation Kehillat Ya'akov, Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Newport News, Virginia; and Congregation Sha'ar Hashomayim, Windsor Ontario. He received Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination) from Yeshivat Torat Yisra'el in Jerusalem, Israel. He was co-founder and Educational Director of Livnot U'Lihibanot in Sefat, Israel, was Educational Director, for the Institute for Jewish and Zionist Education (also in Sefat). Rabbi Yosil has authored various booklets and publications. He is also a musician and composer of modern Jewish music.