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 of St. John’s – the 25th Anniversary Relay will retrace … Continue reading Almoonir Dewji selected as a Difference Maker and Medal-bearer for The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay – Calgary, Alberta

Almoonir Dewji and his firm in support of the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank

Once again my firm, Callow & Associates, is sponsoring (7th year) and participating in the annual “Amble with Angus” on Friday, December 18th 2009 @ 7:30am. The event occurs live “on air” during the peak air time of the CBC Radio One (99.1 FM) morning show, the Calgary Eye Opener. This year, this 5K fun run is in support of the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank’s … Continue reading Almoonir Dewji and his firm in support of the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank

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 and celebrated our common Abrahamic, monotheistic tradition and ethical principles … Continue reading Jewish, Christian and Muslim Communities Commemorate Eid-ul-Adha

Upcoming Inter-Faith Network of Calgary (IFNC) meeting at Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre

The next meeting of the Inter-Faith Network of Calgary (IFNC) for this year will be hosted by the Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre on Sunday, November 15 2009 at 2:30pm. The theme for this year is:‘How is your faith tradition responding to the challenges of life in 21st century Calgary?’ The discussions will be lead by Rani Murji. Details here: http://almoonir.blogspot.com/2009/10/upcoming-inter-faith-network-of-calgary_30.html Continue reading Upcoming Inter-Faith Network of Calgary (IFNC) meeting at Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre

End of Life and Bereavement Practices of various faith and cultural communities

via Almoonir Dewji’s blog: On June 9, 2009, I was invited to make a presentation about funeral services of the Shia Ismaili Muslim tradition to the health care professionals at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. The objective of the session was to provide the staff of the hospital an insight of funeral and bereavement practices of the various faith and cultural communities. Read at … Continue reading End of Life and Bereavement Practices of various faith and cultural communities

Western Canada High School visits Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana

via Almoonir Dewji’s blog: On May 21, 2009 Ms. Shelley Buckingham and students from the World Religions class of Western Canada High School came to visit the Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre. World Religions introduces students to an exploration of religions around the world: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. Read at the source. Continue reading Western Canada High School visits Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana

Lord Beaverbrook High School visits Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana

On May 4, 2009 Ms. Nicole Cameron, Ms. Michelle Kuss-Hornby and students from the World Religion class (Gr. 11 and 12) came to visit the Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, as part of the Canadian Centre for Diversity’s “Discover Religious Diversity: Full day guided outing” program. complete at Almoonir Dewji’s Calgary Interfaith Initiatives blog. Continue reading Lord Beaverbrook High School visits Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana

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 at the source. Continue reading 1st Annual Interfaith Youth Festival of Calgary

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 We May Know Each Other: Calgary Interfaith Initiatives Continue reading Students from Father Lacombe High School visits Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre

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: Issues Arising When Practising Your Faith in 21st Century Calgary … Continue reading Calgary Canada: Engaging our Youth

Ismaili Jamatkhana hosts the InterFaith Network of Calgary

On January 18, 2009 the Ismaili Muslim Community hosted the Interfaith Network of Calgary at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre. The session was attended by 40 participants from the Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Sikh and Ismaili Muslim faith tradition. Rev. Tom Melvin brought a group of youth from Deer Park United Church to attend this session as part of the requirement towards their Confirmation. Jamil Kassam, … Continue reading Ismaili Jamatkhana hosts the InterFaith Network of Calgary

Next meeting of Interfaith Network of Calgary will be held at Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre

The next meeting of the IFNC for this year will be hosted by Calgary’s Ismaili Muslim Community on Sunday, January 18th 2009 at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre (1128 45th Ave. NE ) at 2:30pm. The theme for this year is: Issues Arising When Practising Your Faith in 21st Century Calgary Details at the source. Continue reading Next meeting of Interfaith Network of Calgary will be held at Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre

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Almoonir Dewji: My Imam Is Coming To Town

From Almoonir Dewji’s blog. Visit the source to read congratulatory notes and welcome wishes from various inter-faith colleagues and individuals in Canada. After 16 years, I get to welcome my Imam to my hometown (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) again. His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be … Continue reading Almoonir Dewji: My Imam Is Coming To Town

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 the Canadian Centre for Diversity‘s “Discover Religious Diversity: Full Day … Continue reading Catholic Students Visit Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana