The public is invited to take part in a special community gathering and potluck dinner hosted by The Canada 150+ Interfaith Kingston planning group.
Supported by a Canada 150 grant from the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area and PeaceQuest Kingston the event celebrates the contributions of the many traditions active in Kingston that include Bahá’í, Sikh, Buddhist, Muslim, Indigenous, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, and Unitarian.
Representatives will offer something of their faith tradition or spiritual practice, followed by a sharing of food.
Rev. Elizabeth Macdonald, retired United Church of Canada minister and member of the planning group, described this moment in Canadian history as “providing an unparalleled opportunity for Indigenous peoples, Settlers, and New Canadians to explore how their various spiritual practices and faith traditions can address past injustices, improve the lives of vulnerable people and enhance the wellbeing of Kingston and area residents.”
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Planning group member, Jeff McLaren said in a release that the Canada 150+ Interfaith Potluck “acknowledges how significant sharing food in community is for people everywhere, in every region and religion of the world. At this time of increasing division and hostility, our hope is that this event will help us discover our common values and move us to work together for the common good of all.”
Attendees are invited to bring dessert or salad to share with a catered main course by Carol Maracle of Tyendinega.
RSVP online at kingstonfaith.eventbrite.com.