Almoonir Dewji selected as a Difference Maker and Medal-bearer for The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay – Calgary, Alberta

On February 27, 2012 I had the honour of being selected as a Difference Maker and be a medal-bearer for The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay. The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay: Beginning on August 24, 2011 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador – the easternmost point in North America and approximately 15 kilometres south-east…

Jewish, Christian and Muslim Communities Commemorate Eid-ul-Adha

On Thursday, December 3, 2009, Calgary’s Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities came together at City Hall to commemorate Eid-ul-Adha with Mayor Dave Bronconnier and other municipal leaders. The event was hosted by the Shia Ismaili Muslim Community of Calgary. …. This year’s event celebrated the shared values of compassion and care. We all came together…

1st Annual Interfaith Youth Festival of Calgary

This will be an interfaith celebration of food, art and faith. We will have an exhibition on the shared value of compassion. Come to be inspired and learn from the next generation. Where: Kahanoff Centre, 200-1202 Centre Street SE, Calgary Who: Interfaith Youth Council Calgary When: March 15, 2009, 1.00 – 4.00 p.m. More details…

Students from Father Lacombe High School visits Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre

Discover Religious Diversity – Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre On February 18 2009, Chaplain Mike Javier and students from Father Lacombe High School visited the Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre: The tour was organized as part of the Canadian Centre for Diversity’s “Discover Religious Diversity: Full Day Guided Outing” program. Complete at the source: That…

Calgary Canada: Engaging our Youth

From Almoonir Dewji’s blog The next meeting of the IFNC for this year will be hosted by Calgary’s Sikh Community on Wednesday, February 12th 2009 at the Sikh Society Gurdwara (Old Banff Coach Rd. & 81 St. SW) at 7:30pm. The issue for discussion will be “Engaging our youth” The theme for this year is:…

Catholic Students Visit Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana

From Almoonir Dewji’s blog: http://almoonir.blogspot.com/2008/11/catholic-students-visit-calgary-ismaili.html Over the past two days I had the honour to host, at the Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, students from the World Religion Class at two Catholic High Schools: Father Lacombe High School, Calgary and St. Martin de Porres Senior High School, Airdrie. The tours were organized as part of…

Keeping the Faith – Ismaili Muslims host Historic Cities exhibit

Saturday, July 05, 2008 – Graeme Morton / Calgary Herald Related: Almoonir Dewji’s Blog (pictures) Calgarians will get a chance to view the Historic Cities exhibition, an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, today when Calgary’s Ismaili Muslim community hosts its annual Stampede breakfast. The dramatic collection of photographs and narrative text chronicles…

Calgary Canada: Bridges To a Common Future

From Almoonir Dewji’s blog You are invited to join us in building a common future founded on trust and understanding. Let’s make Calgary a city that shines with hope for future generations. Come to an evening of hospitality hosted by members of the Muslim and Christian communities in Calgary in conjunction with Initiatives of Change…

So, Are You Elijah? – An Inspirational Story

From Almoonir Dewji’s blog, an excellent story: The prophesied return of the ancient prophet Elijah is perhaps the most intriguing and mystifying aspect of Passover. No one really knows exactly when or where the expectation that Elijah would return on Passover began, but it has nonetheless been a long-standing tradition to set an extra place…

Calgarian hits spiritual peak – Almoonir Dewji and 37-member group of Canadians tackled Kilimanjaro to raise money for Save the Children

An excellent, heart warming story from Calgary Herald. Graeme Morton Calgary Herald Few experiences can bring you closer to God than trudging through a pitch-black night in the rarified air of Africa’s highest peak. Almoonir Dewji, vice-president of Calgary management consultant firm Callow and Associates, said summiting Mount Kilimanjaro near sunrise on Jan. 2 capped…

Kilimanjaro Challenge 2007

From Almoonir Dewji’s blog (note: this is from one of our recommended blogger to bookmark). “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So … get on your way” – Dr. Seuss After seven months of planning, preparing and fundraising … the day has finally arrived. Kili, here I come! Today I depart for Arusha,…

From Almoonir Dewji’s Blog – The Palestinian Israeli Mediation and Peace Students Association

Almoonir Dewji is an Ismaili Muslim involved in numerous interfaith initiatives. He is currently the co-chair of the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Group of Calgary and on the executive committee of the Inter-Faith Network of Calgary. A fews days ago I was asked to facilitate a meeting of Jewish, Christian and Muslim students from University of Calgary.…

Religious leaders build bridges – Calgary Muslims, Christians initiate monthly dialogue

Religious leaders build bridges Calgary Muslims, Christians initiate monthly dialogue Graeme Morton Calgary Herald Sunday, July 15, 2007 A group of Calgary clergy and lay people are quietly building bridges between the city’s Christian and Muslim communities in the wake of fears of rising interfaith tensions. In a recent report, the Association for Canadian Studies…