The Volunteer Interfaith Committee of Sault Ste. Marie would like to inform everyone about the 30th year World Religion Celebration which is taking place on January 19th, 2020 at 2:00pm, at Sault College G1200, Enji Maawnjiding room (where we Gather), Ontario.
World Religion Day is an interfaith observance initiated in 1950 by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’is of the United States, celebrated worldwide on the third Sunday in January each year. Though initiated in the United States, World Religion Day has come to be celebrated internationally.
Its purpose is to promote the idea that the spiritual principles underlying the world’s religions are harmonious, and to suggest that religions can play a role in unifying humanity.
Thirty years ago, the local Bahá’í community began organizing World Religion Day Services in Sault Ste. Marie. In 2016, with the addition of friends from other faiths and cultures began to plan the service, the “Volunteer Interfaith Committee of Sault Ste. Marie” was born.
The Committee believes:
When representatives of different religions and cultures meet for fellowship and an exchange of ideas, these people grow in respect for each other and are strengthened in their efforts to encourage this respect in the local community and the world at large.
We invite all peoples who share in the concept that we are all peoples of one universal family to come and join in our celebration with the dual theme of “Peace Begins with Us!” and “Youth can Move the World”.