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World Interfaith Harmony Celebrations In Surrey Aim To Inspire Positive Change

SURREY  – In honour of World Interfaith Harmony Week, a worldwide UN observance that takes place annually during the first week of February, a coalition of local interfaith organizations is producing an event on Sunday, January 28 entitled Celebrating Our Differences: Creating Positive Change in a Divided World.

People of all ages and walks of life are invited to gather together at the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara at 3:00pm to take part in an uplifting, experiential afternoon of storytelling and music. The program will be followed by a dinner and reception at 5:00pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. The Gurdwara is located at 8115 132 Street, Surrey.

Acharya Dwivedi, president of the Multifaith Action Society, hopes that the event will inspire people to transcend boundaries of faith and ethnicity and empower them to act courageously in the face of adversity and rising intolerance.

The event is being supported by the Multifaith Action Society of BC, Canada’s oldest interfaith organization, as well as the World Sikh Organization of Canada, a national human rights organization, and the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara. The musical performances and storytelling aspects will be anchored by the Daughters of the Drum and the Naad Foundation, collectives of primarily indigenous and South Asian musicians, respectively, who operate at the intersection of art and activism.

For more information, visit www.multifaithaction.org or contact:

Marcus Hynes 778-988-7281 or by email at admin@multifaithaction.org

Bruce Harding 604-540-7145 or by email at bharding@evensong.ca

 

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