To build an inclusive and welcoming community for all citizens of Halton through education.
To promote greater awareness, understanding and respect amongst all people of our increasingly diverse community.
Press Release June 2021
The Interfaith Council of Halton (ICH) stands for all the different faiths in our region, and as a group, we condemn the horrific discovery of the 215 bodies of children at the remains of a residential school in Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation, the recent anti-Semitic attacks and the Islamaphobic murders in London.
The Interfaith Council of Halton reaffirms that violence has no faith and condemns murder, violence, and hatred of all forms.
ICH members voice together that we must not accept the narrative of hatred or ‘us vs. them’ that fanatics espouse or provoking the narrative of a “clash of civilizations”.
Me, “The Other” Documentary
The Interfaith Council of Halton recently hosted a film night in celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week. On Wednesday February 5th over 100 people gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre to see the film “Me, The Other” and participate in small group discussions about overcoming racial, religious and gender stereotypes and exclusion and finding our way towards inclusivity and diversity.
The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule of treating others the way we would like to be treated, which is shared by all religions, is a primary example that demonstrates this principle.
First Interfaith Peace Camp in Halton a big success
During the inaugural session of the Halton Interfaith Peace camp, which took place in Oakville from July 9-13, 2018, campers came to Shaarei-Beth El synagogue to learn about Judaism.
The Interfaith council of Halton has in its mission the goal of bringing people of different faiths together for education and fellowship, but it was even more important after the shooting at a mosque in Quebec in January of 2017.