De­tails an­nounced for World Re­li­gion Day

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - RELIGION -

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.

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