On September 29, 2016, Dr. Michael Hadley, a multidisciplinary scholar and Associate Fellow with the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at UVic, launched the new Victoria Multifaith Society Lunch & Learn series of talks about Islam, the Unitarian Church, Christianity, and the Bahá’i faith, respectively, to be held every Thursday at noon throughout October, in the Chapter Room at Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Avenue.
These will be followed by a second series of faiths, planned to begin in February 2017. In all, the faith traditions that we anticipate being represented include Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Bahá’í, Unitarian, First Nations, Buddhist and Sikh.
The purpose of this series is to present introductory information about faith communities that exist in the Victoria region and to present this in an abbreviated way to people who may live or work in the downtown area, both to those of faith or of no faith
- All are welcome! Please pass along this message; poster attached.
- Bring a bagged lunch; coffee and tea to be provided.
- Parking is available – The Chapter Room of Christ Church Cathedral is easily accessed from the car park on Burdett Ave. (map link below).
- Oct. 6: Islam: Imam Ismail Mohamed Nur
- Oct. 20: Unitarian: Rev. Shana Lynngood
- Oct. 13: Christian: Rev. Ansley Tucker
- Oct. 27: Bahá’í: Garry Antinuk
Each week a speaker representing a faith community will present pertinent aspects of his or her religion for up to 25 minutes and will consider questions or comments from the floor for a further 5 or 10 minutes:
- 12:00 Arrive
- 12:10 Introduction of the Speaker
- 12:15 – 12:40: Speaker presentation
- 12:40 – 12:50: Questions / comments
- 1:00 pm: Session close
Each talk will be structured as follows:
- The essence of my faith
- A VERY BRIEF history
- Core beliefs / key concepts
- Principal practices / customs
- Holy books / texts
- Recommended reading