Honouring Treaties Faithfully: Westworth 2020 Interfaith Dialogue – Postponed

Westworth’s 2020 interfaith dialogue will be postponed until fall.

The Westworth United Church interfaith dialogue for 2020 will be on the theme honouring treaties faithfully. Over four sessions, members of different faith communities will discuss:

  • What does it mean to be Treaty People?
  • How does our faith help us better be Treaty People?
  • How can our faith communities prepare for the 2021 150th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 1?

The following sessions were planned for spring. Dates and places will be announced. Speakers may change depending on availability.

Session 1:

Indigenous Speaker: Treaty Commissioner Loretta Ross, Anishinabe

Responder: Most Rev. Albert LeGatt, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Boniface

Session 2:

Indigenous Speaker: Rev. Susie McPherson Derendy, Keeper of the Learning Circle at Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre

Responder: Rabbanit Dorit Kosmin, Congreagtion Etz Chayim

Session 3:

Indigenous Speaker: Roman Catholic Church Elder Stan Fontaine, Ojibway

Responder: Gen Kelsang Rigden, Kadampa Buddhist nun, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre

Session 4:

Indigenous Speaker: Elder Norman Meade, Métis from Manigotagan

Responder: Humaira Jaleel, Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute.

For more information, contact Rev. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church

204 489.6974, ext. 22; westworthminister@gmail.com