May we, together, find a way forward that honours our interdependence, leading toward a more sustainable and just future.
Shana LynngoodOctober 24, 2020
A prayer on the power of blessing
Carol HoedemanOctober 21, 2020
Take a moment to imagine a world where mercy was the overarching theme
Maryam BakshOctober 15, 2020
To learn to love is to do loving things, even things which take us out of our comfort zone.
The Ven. Alastair Singh-McCollumOctober 14, 2020
What does it mean to be loving when we hold a different viewpoint to another?
Alastair Singh-McCollumOctober 10, 2020
Although collaboration is getting more recognition these days, it still has been entirely ignored in the economic field.
Badi ShamsOctober 7, 2020
We can relearn the art of meaningful conversation, which is being gradually forgotten
Badi ShamsOctober 3, 2020
Throughout history dreams and visions have played an important role in shaping beliefs and actions and can teach us much
Reverend Canon Nancy FordSeptember 26, 2020
We need to rethink our view of, and care for seniors in a way that is more inclusive
Badi ShamsSeptember 23, 2020
The preventative medicine we can be for one another may not cure a pandemic, but it can surely put us on the road to recovery.
Rev. Julianne KasmerSeptember 18, 2020
Zen meditation is especially well suited for ordinary people who are keenly aware of suffering and keenly intent on alleviation.
Wayne CodlingSeptember 16, 2020
Kindness can be an antidote to indifference, ignorance etc., but to alleviate fear one should meditate.
Wayne CodlingSeptember 12, 2020
With the possibility we could see renewed restrictions on our physical freedom, here are three Bible examples we can follow to keep from going stir-crazy.
Drew SniderSeptember 10, 2020
We often spend so much time looking at what we lack, we forget to be grateful for what we have.
Drew SniderSeptember 5, 2020
Last weekend, on August 23, 2020, the Ismaili Centre, Vancouver, celebrated its 35th anniversary.
Karima RamjiAugust 29, 2020
We can eliminate and transform fear into knowledge of, and respect for, one another.
Qaeeza RamjiAugust 22, 2020
The small phrase “all my relations” at the end of a talk many years ago contains an invaluable key to understanding that unity isn’t merely an ideal or aspiration, but something more.
Sheila FloodAugust 19, 2020
The pandemic presents us with an opportunity to build a better, more united society
Sheila FloodAugust 15, 2020
Covid 19. Here we are, experiencing an incredible challenge of readjustment. The whole world is involved and grappling with it is a new deal for most of us.
Erin ChardAugust 8, 2020
Some ideas and resources on how each one of us can make a different in our world
The Victoria Multifaith SocietyAugust 5, 2020
This year may be remembered as the moment when humanity drew together in crises.
The Victoria Multifaith SocietyAugust 1, 2020
A special event commemorating the 75th anniversaries of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Victoria Multifaith SocietyJuly 28, 2020
Together we can think boldly about making community spaces, including churches, more hospitable for Black lives.
Lyndon SayersJuly 25, 2020
These two simple actions we can do now, to help protect the people we see every day.
Fiona PrinceJuly 22, 2020
The pandemic could be our defining moment in how we protect each other
Fiona PrinceJuly 18, 2020
Going through challenges and overcoming them gives us self-esteem and confidence, which is essential for us to grow
Badi ShamsJuly 15, 2020
The heart flag is ubiquitous throughout the city and it has brought us together
Patrick WolfeJuly 11, 2020
Finding one's spiritual path in life is not always easy, but brings grace
Aneeta SaroopJuly 4, 2020
Could it be that, with these protests occurring around the world, the circle of our moral concern is expanding?
Alan RutkowskiJune 27, 2020
“I can’t breathe” has become the rallying cry against racial injustice. But its relevance is wider and deeper than that.
Patrick WolfeJune 24, 2020
One day the world will be a better place and it will be because we never gave up fighting for equality for all
Qaeeza RamjiJune 20, 2020
In praise of those wonderful friends, family and neighbours who are regularly checking in on us.
Kevin AschenbrennerJune 17, 2020
A yearning for ordinary times leads to an appreciation for them
Kevin AschenbrennerJune 13, 2020
Leaning in to hear the quiet voice of wisdom can help us to have the courage to be kind
Soshin McMurchyJune 10, 2020
In these times of grave injustice we must support: but from solidarity not charity.
Joshua GoldbergJune 6, 2020
Our collective strength is shown in our unity as we face challenges together
Suresh BasrurJune 3, 2020
For many of us, the pandemic has made us reflect deeply on our purpose in, and meaning of Life.
Suresh BasrurMay 30, 2020
Late last year,, I embarked upon a journey calculated to change life - mine and others
Keith SimmondsMay 23, 2020
The events of the world in these recent times turn our attention again to what is essential for our existence
Badi ShamsMay 19, 2020
This pandemic crisis could be an opportunity for change to a kinder, more spiritually based economic system
Badi ShamsMay 16, 2020
This is the time to be kind, patient and strive to be our aspirational selves.
Rabbi Harry BrechnerMay 9, 2020
Spiritual health isn’t a common term, but perhaps it should be.
Sheila FloodMay 6, 2020
What has the Covid -19 pandemic shown to be essential?
Rev. Lyle McKenzieMay 2, 2020
Our daily lives have changed dramatically. What will a new normal look like going forwards?
Rev. Shana LynngoodApril 25, 2020
Ramadan is just around the corner. And this year, it will be a Ramadan like no other
Maryam BakshApril 17, 2020
In this time we have now, perhaps the best use we could make of it is to again try to learn to ‘be’ instead of ‘do’.
The Ven. Alastair McCollumApril 14, 2020
Easter is not solely based on the grief of the crucifixion of Jesus, but on the inspiring story of his resurrection.
The Ven. Alastair McCollumApril 11, 2020
A simple poem can inspire us to focus on the positive to help us through difficult times
Patrick WolfeApril 8, 2020
Gratitude, compassion and love for one another can raise our spirits at this time
Sheila FloodApril 4, 2020
During this time of social distancing, let's do more meditation
Wayne CodlingMarch 31, 2020
Not just all humans but all life on earth is interconnected
Wayne CodlingMarch 28, 2020
We may not be able to gather, but this be an opportunity to explore unique ways of connecting
The Reverend Canon Nancy FordMarch 21, 2020
Easter - a time of reflection and reminder on how we follow Christ Jesus
Drew SniderMarch 18, 2020
Have you ever found yourself in an unexpected, situation? It doesn’t have to be that way.
Drew SniderMarch 14, 2020
The Spirit Walks are a service offered by Bahá’í volunteers at the UVic Multifaith Centre,
Sheila FloodMarch 11, 2020
The concept of the unbiased seeker is in many spiritual traditions.
Sheila FloodMarch 6, 2020
Lent is an opportunity to adjust our sense of proportion in life
Julianne KasmerFebruary 29, 2020
A talk by Heike Arneth at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Victoria, on Saturday, March 7th at 2:00 pm.
Matthew JacksonFebruary 26, 2020
What is a miracle? And under what circumstances do they happen?
Matthew JacksonFebruary 22, 2020
Sunday, February 23, 4:00 pm at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, Victoria
Spiritually SpeakingFebruary 19, 2020
We live in an age of modern miracles—and we don’t even know it.
Badi ShamsFebruary 15, 2020
This could be the decade of change, and the spiritual practice of yoga can help
Karyn WoodlandFebruary 11, 2020
Our modern-day problems can’t be solved without unity of purpose, cooperation and pragmatism.
Sheila FloodFebruary 8, 2020
I think of Zen as the kinship of the zeroistas and is a marvel.
Wayne CodlingFebruary 5, 2020
Suzuki-roshi, the founder of San Francisco Zen Centre, once called Zen practice a bridge between the ideals of Zen and the reality of life.
Wayne CodlingFebruary 1, 2020
February 2, 4:00 pm at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, Victoria
Spiritually SpeakingJanuary 29, 2020
Live your story with confidence in the tales you will write through living your life.
The Right Reverend Logan McMenamieJanuary 24, 2020
What is Gross National Happiness, and how does it work?
Badi ShamsJanuary 18, 2020
I feel as if wisdom developed within me as I lived with my experiences
Dr Gloria McArterJanuary 10, 2020
Rather than attempting to be perfect, we can allow Divine grace to meet us where we are, in the messiness of life
Kevin AschenbrennerJanuary 4, 2020
Here is my hope and vision for the next decade: that we first commit ourselves to seeking solutions to the world’s problems
Sheila FloodDecember 31, 2019
The new movie about the life and work of Fred Rogers shines a light on the beauty of grace
Patrick WolfeDecember 28, 2019
Lee Henderson will take a look at the life and work of the great 20th century Jewish writer Franz Kafka and his relationship to Tanakh
Spiritually SpeakingDecember 26, 2019
At Christmas I am reminded of a prophetic text attributed to Mary in the Gospel of Luke.
Lyndon SayersDecember 21, 2019
At sundown on December 22 Jews all over the world will light their menorahs and say blessings for the first night of Chanukah.
Fiona PrinceDecember 18, 2019
Holiday lights bring us together sharing the traditions of caring and love
Fiona PrinceDecember 14, 2019
To spend without regret; wise tips for how we manage our money
Badi ShamsDecember 11, 2019
Nineteen years ago, one of the churches in our little town started organizing a Peace Walk on the first day of each year.
Badi ShamsDecember 7, 2019
A clear look at the current popularity of mindfulness and how it differs from Buddhist meditation practises
Soshin McMurchyDecember 4, 2019
How can we learn to use the Buddhist teaching of Right Speech in everyday life?
Soshin McMurchyNovember 30, 2019
Forgiveness is often difficult, much talked about, and yet so important for humanity
Paul NewmanNovember 23, 2019
Truth reflects integrity, and without integrity, man is nothing.
Suresh BasrurNovember 20, 2019
In the search for truth, we must keep our faith, hope, dignity, and our humanity
Suresh BasrurNovember 16, 2019
Why Remembrance Day helps to cultivate spiritual attentiveness
Larry ScottNovember 9, 2019
A one-hour talk about identity with Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Lyle Young of Ottawa
Matthew JacksonNovember 6, 2019
Discovering our spiritual identity and relationship to God, enables us to experience healing in our lives
Matthew JacksonNovember 2, 2019
Two events for community participation that focus on learning about, and remembering Kristallnacht. (Night of Broken Glass)
Spiritually SpeakingOctober 31, 2019
The Federal election is completed, but we must continue to persist for greater justice for all.
Rev. Lyle McKenzieOctober 26, 2019
What can we do to create positive change in more effective and healing ways?
Eric HellmanOctober 23, 2019
The human library promises to be one of these libraries that brings together fun and learning in the most unique way.
Karima RamjiOctober 19, 2019
Sunday October 27 at 4 pm at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, Victoria
Spiritually SpeakingOctober 15, 2019
Thanksgiving prompts us to consider the roots of our faith and to be grateful for its lessons
Keith SimmondsOctober 12, 2019
Our deepest humanity is rooted in knowing that we are connected.
Rev. Shana LynngoodOctober 9, 2019
Whatever the headlines bring tomorrow, we will need to face them together.
Rev. Shana LynngoodOctober 5, 2019
Talk on Israel to be given at Emanu-El Synagogue, Victoria
Spiritually SpeakingOctober 2, 2019
The Jewish New Year is a time for personal reflection
Rabbi Harry BrechnerSeptember 28, 2019
Do we have to justify our spending? Many people are rethinking their answer to this question.
Badi ShamsSeptember 25, 2019
Having the courage to have deep conversations can bring change
The Reverend Canon Nancy FordSeptember 20, 2019
The timeless lesson on the trust of the prophet Musa, or Moses, is relevant to us today
Maryam BakshSeptember 14, 2019
What is a ‘relationship with God’ to begin with? And why would anyone want one?
The Ven. Alastair McCollumSeptember 10, 2019
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