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.

Pray for Peace

Saturday, 28 October, 2023

Dear Friends:

The Interfaith Council of Halton was created in the wake of 911, a time of international turmoil, to bring together people who believe that we can live in peace and harmony.

Our world is again hurting seriously and we are gathering as a group of likeminded individuals simply to pray for peace. If you share our hope, please join us on Saturday, 28 October at Oakville Town Hall at 1 PM for a short rally and time of prayer. No politics, just prayer.

Please share this event.

Prayer for Peace

Members of the interfaith council gather to share words of peace in response to the war in Israel and Gaza. We had people from all walks of life, and we pray the word will spread throughout the community.

“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me!”

A Statement from the Interfaith Council of Halton in Response to the Attacks by Hamas upon Israel:

October 10, 2023

“The Interfaith Council of Halton is a body created at a previous time of violence to stand together in peaceful solidarity, to educate against attitudes and actions which would divide us. Our hearts are broken: we are shocked, saddened and seriously disturbed by this horrendous outburst of violence and ask humbly to walk with the Jewish Community in and beyond Halton as they try to come to terms with such an onslaught of violence and hatred.

The killings, kidnappings and all manner of devastation visited on the Jewish Community by Hamas can never be justified. Such violence only leads to escalation in which many Israeli and Palestinian people have suffered already and will continue to suffer. That this should come as the Jewish Community prepared to celebrate Simchat Torah, a festival of Rejoicing in God’s in God’s Law, makes it even more heinous.

Interfaith Council members share a belief that we are all called in our respective faiths to live together in peace and harmony with each other; thus we can never support any attack against the other.

We plead for all people of any faith to reject the potential for this dreadful attack to escalate into wider acts of violence.

May we renew our commitment to find the way back to dialogue as the only acceptable path to a future where peace and hope can reign. Let us stand together strongly linked by the Ethic of Reciprocity which states that each of us is called to treat each other in the manner that we would hope to be treated.”

Interfaith Prayers for Peace in Ukraine

March 17, 2022

Photo Credit: Anna Sudyk Photography

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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.


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