Details announced for World Religion Day
World Religion Day will be celebrated on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2-4 p.m., at the Charlottetown Baha’i Centre, 20 Lapthorm Ave.
The public is cordially invited to mark the beauty, the unity and the oneness of the world’s religions, said a statement from Vivian O’Neill of the Charlottetown Baha’i community.
“Representatives from various religious traditions, including the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Native American and Baha’i faiths, will explore their shared heritage of spirituality and a life of faith and hope,” she added.
Musician Lana Donnelly Quinn will also play the harp and share songs of faith and the environment.
The World Religion Day event this year is inspired by the recent achievement of an accord among nations to work together to mitigate climate change, said O’Neill.
Confirmed speakers include Ann Boyles speaking on World Religion Day, Umesh Gupta speaking on acceptance and detachment, Sister Susan Kidd sharing the recent statement on climate change by Pope Francis, Jordan MacPhee, organic farmer, speaking on the P.E.I. environment movement, and Lomerharshan Lall, who will give a speech entitled The Environment, a shared vision.
Other speakers will be announced on the day of the event.
Harpist Lana Donnelley Quinn, left, Lomerharshan Lall, speaker, and Vivian O'Neill, organizer of the World Religion Day, are among those looking forward to the event to be held on Jan. 17 at the Bahai Centre, 20 Lapthorn Ave. Charlottetown, 2-4 p.m.