Exploring Unity: Upcoming Seminars on Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue

The Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI) Ottawa is committed to building a more understanding and cooperative society by engaging with diverse faiths and cultures. In today’s evolving multicultural landscape, the need for meaningful dialogue and mutual respect has never been more pronounced. IDI Ottawa is excited to announce two enriching panel discussions that delve into significant issues impacting our socio-cultural fabric: “Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue” and “Identity and Integration.”

Seminar Details

Date: May 07, 2024

Time: 05:30pm-07:30pm

Location: First Unitarian Congregation Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1

Session 1: Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue

  • This session aims to develop effective strategies to foster mutual understanding and cooperation among various faiths and cultures in North America.
  • We are honored to have Scott Alexander, Director of Catholic-Muslim Studies at the Catholic Theological Union, lead this insightful discussion.
  • This seminar is designed for academics, community leaders, religious leaders, students, and any interested members of the community.
  • The session includes a moderated discussion to provide deep insights into fostering intercultural cooperation, followed by a Q&A segment where participants can engage directly with the speaker.

Session 2: Identity and Integration

  • This panel explores the complex challenges and opportunities young people encounter as they navigate their ethnic and religious identities within the broader Canadian context.
  • Targeted participants include young adults, educators, policy makers, and community leaders, offering a dynamic forum for discussion and learning.
  • The panel discussion will encourage interaction with the audience, ensuring a lively and informative exchange of ideas and experiences.


Who Is Scott C. Alexander:

Scott has been studying, teaching, and writing about Islam and Muslim-Christian relations for nearly 40 years. The focus of his life’s ministry has been building bridges of reconciliation, mutual understanding, and solidarity for justice between Muslims and Christians in the U.S. and abroad.  As a self-described “scholar-activist,” Scott devotes considerable energy to challenging structures of Islamophobia and other forms of systemic bigotry and marginalization. His most recent scholarly publications focus on Islamophobia in the United States as a genre of anti-Black racism, as well as on cultivating interreligious allyship as a critical component of graduate theological education, especially in predominantly Christian institutions.

To learn more about Scott C. Alexander visit here: https://ctu.edu/faculty/scott-alexander/

Join Us:

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of these important conversations that shape our understanding and integration of diverse cultural and religious identities. Register now to secure your place at these thought-provoking sessions designed to bridge differences and foster unity.

To register and learn more about, please click here.

We look forward to welcoming you to these important discussions that aim not only to educate but also to inspire action towards a more inclusive society.

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