INTERNATIONALLY: World Religion Day is an annual interfaith observance initiated in 1950 by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’is of the United States to be celebrated the third Sunday in January every year. This World Religion Day is now observed internationally. Its purpose is to promote the idea that, because the spiritual principles underlying the world’s religions are harmonious, religions can play an important role in unifying humanity.
SAULT STE. MARIE : In 1991, Roya Mogharrabi, the late Tony Cooper, and the local Bahá’i community joined by a few friends from other faith groups began organizing World Religion Day Services in Sault Ste. Marie. Over all those years, members of many faith communities met together to celebrate the event, sharing their religious traditions in a spirit of fellowship.
In 2015, with the addition of members from a wide variety of faiths and cultures, “The Volunteer Interfaith Committee of Sault Ste. Marie” was born.
The Committee believes that when representatives of different religions and cultures meet for fellowship and an exchange of ideas, they develop increasing respect for each other and are strengthened in their efforts to encourage this respect in the local community and in the world at large.
This committee includes people who represent WORLD RELIGION DAY CELEBRATION AND VOLUNTEER INTERFAITH COMMITTEE OF SAULT STE. MARIE:
NEXT EVENT – WORLD RELIGION DAY CELEBRATION
Date & Time Sunday, January 20th – 2pm
Location Central United Church – 160 Spring St. (Corner Albert & Spring)