What We Do
Support interfaith dialogue with "The Golden Rule" poster, which shows the golden rule in the sacred writings of 13 faiths.
As more and more people hear about our work,individuals and groups are consulting us on interfaith issues. People in Toronto and across Canada are being inspired to take interfaith action as a result of hearing about our work.
Overseas Interfaith Work
Our interfaith work here in Canada is also a support and inspiration to interfaith activity in Scarboro Missions' overseas missions. In Canada, we are likewise inspired and supported by Scarboro members working overseas in pluralist environments.
A Global Vision
We are in touch with local, national and international interfaith activity and networks. And with Catholic interfaith activity around the globe
Lay Mission Program
An interfaith component is now part of our lay training program. Interfaith exposure prepares students for the cross-cultural reality of overseas work.
The Interfaith Office has created and sponsors numerous events.
Golden Rule Poster
Scarboro Missions has developed a poster featuring the Golden Rule in the sacred writings of 13 religious traditions. Each scripture is accompanied by the symbol of the featured religion. Accompanying lesson plans for elementary and high school curricula are being developed and will be commercially published. A study guide for adult audiences is also in the works. A documentary about the poster has been aired on a national TV broadcast, and the poster is now on permanent display at the United Nations in New York.
See the poster
What We Have Accomplished!!
Racial Harmony Award
In 1999, the Scarborough Community & Race Relations Committee granted its Racial Harmony Award to our interfaith committee. Since then, members of the committee have received other awards for their interfaith efforts.
Greetings from John Paul and Others
The 1998 special edition of Scarboro magazine, "Catholics and the Interfaith Conversation," has received letters of praise from John Paul II, Cardinal Arinze of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Father Kolvenbach, the international head of the Jesuit order, Cardinal Edward Cassidy in Rome, who has the chief responsiblility for both interchurch work, and the Vatican's relations with the Jews.
Hindu Teacher Honours Scarboro Missions
In 2000, Swami Veda Bharati, an internationally renowned Hindu teacher from India, honoured Scarboro Missions for our interfaith initiatives. The Swami presented a gold etching of Jesus to Scarboro Missions during a multi-faith prayer service at a Hindu temple in Toronto.
Contact the Interfaith Office:
Paul McKenna | email@example.com | 416-261-7135 ext.296