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Friday, January 13 2023

United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week 

Check out these opportunities to connect, learn and celebrate, February 1-7.
  • Opening Ceremony: From Strangers to Neighbours 
    Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 
    The Atrium at City Hall 

    Greetings from Mayor Jyoti Gondek,
    with Calgary Interfaith Council members and friends.
  • Strangers to Neighbors Potluck
    Thursday, Feb. 2, 6:30 - 8 p.m. 
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 30 Everstone Blvd. S.W. 
    Great food, great conversation, family friendly: Register here 
  • Attending to Spirit: Spirituality and Childhood Hope in Chronic Illness
    Friday, Feb. 3, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
    Online/Zoom: event link
    Dr. Duane Bidwell, 2023 Chair of Christian Thought 
    Swanson Lecture in Christian Spirituality 
  • CIC Interfaith Discovery: from Strangers to Neighbours
    Sunday, Feb. 5, 4 - 5:15 p.m.
    On Zoom: Register here

    Sharing wisdom from our traditions and stories from our lives
  • Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Build 
    Tuesday, Feb. 7, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Details to follow
  • UNWIHW Closing Ceremony 
    Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. 
    On Zoom: Register here

    Join us virtually in a time of sharing and remembering together.

Save the date!


 "Get Neighbouring" Workshop with Howard Lawrence

Saturday, March 4, 1 - 8:30 p.m.

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Annual membership drive

Renewing connections with existing members and welcoming new ones. For budgeting purposes, renewal of annual memberships started Jan. 1, 2023. 

  • Institutions with multiple congregations (up to five representatives): $1,000  
  • Single congregations: $250
  • Individual membership: $30  
A list of current Institutional and Congregational Members, along with their representatives (2022) is available on our website.          

Now that Calgary Interfaith Council is a registered society and charity, we are inviting individuals or institutions to become “Founding Members” of Calgary Interfaith Council. We will list these founding members permanently on our website.

CIC Membership in 2023

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FEBRUARY 1-7, 2023

Dear Calgary Interfaith Council (CIC),


Thank you for all the good you do in Calgary and Area,

Please use the following information to register for our United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week Service Project. This year the project is a “Build” with Habitat for Humanity. To reduce the length of this name we are calling it the Interfaith Habitat Build.


This Build will take place on Feb 7, 2023, at the Cornerstone Build Site and will be completely outside from 8:30 to 4:30. There are 12 places available which will be filled first come first serve. We are inviting each group to register one or a maximum of 2 people only so different faiths will have the opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder to strengthen and build relationships. More details will be sent directly to those who register.





Search for your volunteer opportunity using Invitation Code: INTERFAITHBD (case sensitive). #PLEASE NOTE: the password must be typed in. If you try to copy and paste you will not be allowed to move forward in the link.


We are inviting all who cannot attend the build, including friends and family and the public, to lend their support through direct donations to Habitat for Humanity for 1 month, from Jan 15 to Feb 12, 2023. Our goal is to raise one thousand dollars.




Attendees at the build are invited to wear a mask to reduce the chance of spreading any viruses that are in our community.


Thank you for supporting this CIC Service Project.



Kerrie Davis,

On behalf of the CIC Interfaith Service Committee

Community Events & Programs


A new online registry has just been made available to facilitate this host/evacuee registration here in Calgary (and Alberta).

Refugees Housed Here | Local Accommodations for Refugees

This process allows for quick registration and facilitates verification of both hosts offering and evacuees requesting temporary housing. It enables you to provide conditions of your offer - number, duration, gender, pets, non-smoking, etc And it provides a central point for coordinating the matching of hosts with evacuees.

Once registered, you will be contacted by staff of a resettlement agency to complete a police check, have a virtual (cell phone) walk-through of your available rooms, and answer any questions before connecting with potential evacuees who match your criteria.

The Ukrainian evacuees/refugees will go through a parallel registration and verification process too.


With the war in Ukrainian unrelenting, Calgary is now seeing even more evacuees arrive here in our city and the need for housing is growing. We have already filled up about 100 student housing rooms thanks to Mount Royal University, but now we are asking for your help to meet this growing need. Please provide this information to anyone who might be able to help.

JUSTSERVE.ORG OVERVIEW is a free website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and people may search for places to serve, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhancing the quality of life in the community, helps link community needs with volunteers and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation in posting projects or in encouraging volunteers to serve according to the guidelines. 

Launched in the United States in 2012 as a community service where non-profit organizations and volunteers may connect, this site can now be found in nine other countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand the United Kingdom.

It is paid for by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and carries no obligations or fees. We believe volunteering makes stronger communities and a better world.

  1. The best service opportunities are collaborative - working side by side with others in faith based, nonprofit, community and government organizations.
  2. Community service opportunities should enhance the quality of life in the area and assist the poor and needy.
  3. JustServe projects should not have a political or other advocacy focus, be for-profit oriented or directly involve volunteers in soliciting or handling money or other prohibited activities (see site).

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