Issues of an ecumenical and interfaith nature hold a special place in my heart. In John's gospel account, I hold Jesus' words to be true when he speaks with his disciples and says, “Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” More than that, the Church calls us to everything we can to foster and work towards fruitful ecumenism and Christian unity.
Earlier this year, I had the chance to take part in an informative ecumenical and interfaith symposium in Toronto.
Faith in the City is an initiative of religious leaders, clergy and lay-people from several faith traditions including the Catholic Church. Along with concerned members of Toronto City Council, Faith in the City set out to rally and encourage religious communities to work in areas of common social concern that will improve the lives of their neighbours.
Following the event, I sat down in studio with Joe Mihevc of Toronto and Shaikh Habeeb Alli of the Canadian Council of Imams. Together, we reflected on the successes of the 2013 symposium at Toronto's City Hall and look ahead to the future.
Join us tonight on our network, immediately following Perspectives Daily for this episode.
Wednesday, June 19 7:05pm & 11:05pm ET 4:05pm & 8:05pm PT
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Many thanks to the City of Toronto and Faith in the City for their cooperation and participation.