Ecumenical and Interfaith Ministry

Ecumenical and Interfaith Ministry

It has been remarked that Christians living on the Canadian prairies have for long enjoyed a running start on ecumenism as a strategy for sheer survival; ecumenical activity is a deeply intuitive response to the realization that we share, as Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks has memorably said, a “covenant of fate” that predates any “covenant of faith.”

Our diocese partners with the Capital Region Interfaith Housing InitiativeEdmonton and District Council of Churches and/or the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action on a number of initiatives throughout the year, such as the Habitat for Humanity Interfaith-Works Project, “No Room in the Inn” fundraising campaign at Christmas, the “Celebrating Our Faiths” information display in Edmonton City Hall, the Edmonton inner-city Good Friday Way of the Cross and the liturgical celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in January. Another notable annual tradition is the remarkable Ecumenical Mission of Strathcona County, now moving into its second quarter-century. Beyond these more prominent local observances, however, there are countless – or perhaps just “uncounted” – comings-together of people of faith in support of community, or school, or other civic projects; in the various activities of ministerial associations throughout the diocese; in shared celebration and enjoyment of expressions of faith in artistic forms such as pictorial art or literature or music and song.

For more information, contact:

Ecumenical Coordinator The Rev. Dr. Scott Sharman

Associate Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer Dr. Jane Samson

Upcoming Events


5th Annual Christian/Muslim Interfaith Dialogue 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Reformation Anniversary Common Prayer Service

Monday, October 30, 2017


News


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Growing Closer in Our Common Mission

St. Thomas Anglican Church in Sherwood Park extended warm hospitality to the Strathcona ecumenical community on October 16, welcoming Anglican, Lutheran, Moravian, United Church members and others for afternoon tea... Read More


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Two from Diocese Elected to North American Ecumenists' Board

The North American Academy of Ecumenists, a community of ecumenical scholars and activists from a wide variety of Christian traditions across North America, held its Boston 2017 Conference at the Conners Center,... Read More


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Muslim/Christian Interfaith Journey Continues at Christ Church

An interfaith journey continued on Thursday, August 10 at Christ Church, as ladies and children led by Mrs. Samina Mian, Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association Edmonton West Chapter President, attended the 11:00 am... Read More