Welcome

Jerry GrammerWelcome to the website of the Neighbourhood Interfaith Group, a North Toronto multidenominational interfaith group.

Our group was founded some 30 years ago when two churches and two synagogues came to together to improve and encourage interfaith communication and understanding.

Our mandate is to work toward ending bias, bigotry and racism in Toronto.  We seek to achieve our mandate by encouraging interfaith dialogue, respect and understanding.

Since its founding, the Neighbourhood Interfaith Group has grown and is now comprised of five churches, five synagogues, one Muslim organization and one school.  All of our members embrace the benefits in multi-cultural Toronto of improving interfaith understanding and dialogue to ending bias, bigotry, and racism in our community.

Over the years, The Neighbourhood Interfaith Group has annually culminated its activities with a dinner or a speaker’s event with a range of speakers from many religions.  Please see some of our past events for a list of speakers.   These annual events, with speakers alternating among the three major Abrahmic faiths, have brought people of multiple faiths together for an interfaith social event.  With such events, having people of different faiths communicate over a meal and/or refreshments, better understanding of our similarities and respect for our differences is developed.

In 2016, we are celebrating our 30th Annual Event!  Please join us for this milestone celebration on Wednesday May 25th at Grace Church on-the-Hill (300 Lonsdale Road, at Russell Hill Road).  The program will be an interfaith panel discussion on the subject: “The Language of War and Peace in our Religious Traditions” with Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl - Senior Rabbi, Beth Tzedec Congregation; Rev. Karen Hamilton - General Secretary, Canadian Council of Churches; and Azeezah Kanji - Legal Scholar, Noor Cultural Centre.
Refreshments will be served at a reception following the discussion.
Tickets are $10 (the purchase deadline is Friday May 20, at 5 pm).  For tickets or questions, please contact your congregational representative, or the event co-chairs Gary Posner(gary@posnerma.com) or Samira Kanji (skanji@noorculturalcentre.ca).

Thank you,

Jerold Grammer
Chair, Neighbourhood Interfaith Group.