Two day-long guided tours of some of the most significant sacred spaces in the Lower Mainland have been organized to take place in May and June, 2015. This is an initiative of the Ecumenical Multifaith Unit (EMU) of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster, and the InterSpiritual Centre of Vancouver.
The tours of several different faith and indigenous spaces throughout the Lower Mainland include a Buddhist temple, a Roman Catholic cathedral, a synagogue, a mosque, a Sikh temple, a First Nations ceremonial space, an Ismaili Jamatkhana and a Ukrainian Orthodox cathedral.
Participants will travel together from each venue in a chartered bus, with lunch being hosted by members of one of the faith communities. An active exchange of information and discussions will be encouraged amongst all who are interested in interfaith experiences. By listening to one another and learning from one another, we hope to come to some appreciation of each other by also experiencing each other’s sacred spaces.
Tour Dates: Cost
Tour 1: May 21st, 2015 Registration fee: $40.00 per tour
Tour 2: June 11th, 2015 Limited capacity per tour: 50
To register for one or both tours call: 604.682.3848 ext. 30
For further information please contact us at: [email protected]
Find a downloadable poster below for printing and display
“If we are willing to enter into and even dwell for a time in another spiritual space, we will be able to return to the space we call home, enriched by the gifts we have received and prepared to live in peace with those who dwell in a spiritual space that is very different from our own." - Benoit Standaert, Benedictine monk at St. Andrew's Abbey in Bruges, Belgium