Nature’s ability to awaken the sacred within us is not a new concept in Judaism.
Rabbi Matthew PonakJune 12, 2021
A letter of solidarity against systemic and historic racism
Victoria Multifaith SocietyJune 10, 2021
Like an intertwining web, music connects us; one soul to another.
Qaeeza RamjiJune 5, 2021
The 7th annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival will run June 6-10 and will be available via the VIJFF’s virtual cinema.
Spiritually SpeakingJune 2, 2021
How can we foster peace in the Mid-East or anywhere? Each of us can be working towards dialogue and relationship building that fosters connection, understanding and ultimately Shalom.
Rabbi Harry BrechnerMay 29, 2021
We can teach the next generation to plan for their future and to also include spirituality in their financial plans.
Badi ShamsMay 26, 2021
What might celebrating a time of the Spirit/breath/wind mean in a continuing pandemic in 2021?
Rev. Lyle McKenzieMay 22, 2021
You are invited to attend a talk on Sunday, May 30 on Jewish music and the Holocaust
Spiritually SpeakingMay 19, 2021
Since 2017, the Ismaili CIVIC volunteer activities have involved over 70 civil society partners across Canada
Karima RamjiMay 15, 2021
I’ve heard John Lennon's song “Imagine” many times, asking us to imagine no religion, no warfare, no hunger, a brotherhood of man
Sheila FloodMay 12, 2021
The climate crisis and the pandemic have illuminated the need for a system of global governance that can transcend conflicting national interests
Sheila FloodMay 8, 2021
A poem can strengthen us to find, admit to and face loss during this time of the pandemic
Rev. Shana LynngoodMay 5, 2021
Rather than a 'return to normal', there is hope that life will be different and better after the pandemic.
Rev. Shana LynngoodMay 1, 2021
The spirit of charity, that forms the essence of Ramadan continues to shine as brightly as ever.
Maryam BakshApril 28, 2021
Ramadan, the most holy month for the Muslim community is from mid-April to mid-May this year.
Maryam BakshApril 24, 2021
Anne Melville shares ideas from her upcoming webinar, "God’s law of Love" on April 25th
Matthew JacksonApril 21, 2021
As humans, we tend to think of love as a beautiful but sometimes fleeting emotion that governs our relationships. But what do we know of the healing ability of divine Love?
Matthew JacksonApril 17, 2021
In his talk, "Beyond Enlightenment," Rabbi Matt Ponak will explore different forms of spiritual realization
Spiritually SpeakingApril 16, 2021
This Sunday is celebrated in some Christian churches as “Holy Humour Sunday”, stemming from traditions in the early Greek church.
Keith SimmondsApril 10, 2021
Easter has something vital to teach us about the healing of sorrow and grief
The Reverend Canon Nancy FordApril 3, 2021
"The American Zen teacher Richard Baker has claimed that 'interdependence' is the most important principle in Buddhist practice.
Wayne CodlingMarch 30, 2021
Our task is to be mindful, the starting point of which is to stop being heedless about things.
Wayne CodlingMarch 27, 2021
VJCP hopes to create an inclusive and caring community to share the history, and culture of all Jews, religious and secular.
Alan RutkowskiMarch 20, 2021
A lesson from a hummingbird taught me about the importance of loving God,
Badi ShamsMarch 17, 2021
The time has come to understand that humanity's oneness is not a dream or empty slogan but instead an essential element for facing our problems.
Badi ShamsMarch 13, 2021
Kindness can change the world, more than anger, more than violence, more than oppression, more than exclusion
The Ven. Alastair Singh-McCollumMarch 10, 2021
There is an alternative to giving things up that might be a healthy alternative to an austere Lent
The Ven. Alastair Singh-McCollumMarch 6, 2021
An online talk with Christian Science speaker, Alexandre Fischer, March 13th at 11am PST
Anna Bowness-ParkMarch 3, 2021
Join Rabbi Harry in an exploration and survey of Jewish mystical texts and halakha (Jewish law) with the goal of gaining new insight into death and dying
Spiritually SpeakingFebruary 28, 2021
To pray, to hear a prayer, to be a prayer, we need to be silent. To be open. To let the holy energy of the universe speak.
Rev. Julianne KasmerFebruary 27, 2021
When faced with a difficult or threatening situation, remembering ancient stories can teach us how to respond
Soshin McMurchyFebruary 24, 2021
Zen practice encourages us to explore an alternate path
Soshin McMurchyFebruary 20, 2021
Do we ever say we’re busy and mean it in a positive way?
Drew SniderFebruary 17, 2021
The pandemic presents Christians with an opportunity to rethink and reset their concept of church
Drew SniderFebruary 13, 2021
The Ten Commandments brings a reminder of the constant, holy presence of God in our lives.
Fiona PrinceFebruary 10, 2021
Rituals sustain us. You might call them habits, routines, or traditions. They are things we often do without much thought, because they are comfortable and familiar.
Fiona PrinceFebruary 6, 2021
Gaining a more spiritual view of wealth brings a fresh dimension that enriches us and our community
Badi ShamsFebruary 3, 2021
Words that can be heavily burdened with meaning and emotion can be tricky to use. They’re potentially explosive like hand grenades.
Patrick WolfeJanuary 30, 2021
Some of the greatest examples of grace I’ve seen have been from those who suffer serious indignities and yet choose kindness, choose patience, choose to hope and persevere.
Aneeta SaroopJanuary 23, 2021
Be grateful for every feeling, every experience, every moment because those are the pieces of the puzzle that make up your life.
Qaeeza RamjiJanuary 16, 2021
Overcoming challenges makes us grow and blossom in unexpected ways
Badi ShamsJanuary 13, 2021
Pandemics, and other tragedies challenge our perceptions about nature and God
Alan RutkowskiJanuary 9, 2021
John Borrows, has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, “for his scholarly work on Indigenous rights and legal traditions
Victoria Multifaith SocietyJanuary 6, 2021
Finding one's faith and identity strengthened through service to the community
Asiyah RobinsonJanuary 2, 2021
Healing the Planet Video. Describing the challenges and opportunities as we approach the end of this eventful year,
Victoria Multifaith SocietyDecember 30, 2020
Missig church offers an opportunity to ponder the meaning of Christmas more deeply
Keith SimmondsDecember 26, 2020
Right now, we are growing up in a world that is constantly turning, changing and evolving
Qaeeza RamjiDecember 23, 2020
What if the threat of racism spreads in ways similar to the spread of Covid-19?
Lyndon SayersDecember 19, 2020
Professor Dan Russek will present a brief overview of Jewish life in Mexico and Argentina
Spiritually SpeakingDecember 16, 2020
One of the names for the Jewish festival of Chanukah is Chag Urim, the Festival of Light.
Rabbi Harry BrechnerDecember 12, 2020
When the idea is not to look at where you’ve been, but where you’re going, “inclusive” is what it’s all about.
Drew SniderDecember 8, 2020
A spiritual perspective of life can help us to see through the clouds of fear and anxiety that swirl around us
Matthew JacksonDecember 4, 2020
Does Judaism teach that our lives are determined by the stars? Did it ever?
Spiritually SpeakingDecember 2, 2020
A sacred and spiritual notion of Justice relies heavily on empathy.
Emily MahbobiNovember 28, 2020
There is power in muddling through difficult times together, realizing that we are not alone, and taking care of each other during this pandemic
Kevin AschenbrennerNovember 25, 2020
A walk in a park can remind us that letting go is a necessary and continual process in our lives
Kevin AschenbrennerNovember 21, 2020
The Presidential election in the USA sends a message of hope for justice and love
Rev. Lyle McKenzieNovember 14, 2020
Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, Victoria, is holding its first one-on-one session Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 7 pm
Spiritually SpeakingNovember 12, 2020
Prayer that inspires, fills us with hope, and gives us courage to face tragedy, can lead us to seek solutions
Alan RutkowskiNovember 6, 2020
Unity requires us to value patience, kindness and caring for ourselves and others
Sheila FloodNovember 4, 2020
The life of Beethoven can offer us insights into living in isolation as he composed beautiful symphonies when deaf
Drew SniderOctober 31, 2020
The Victoria Shoah Project invites the public to the annual commemoration of Kristallnacht
(Night of Broken Glass).
Spiritually SpeakingOctober 28, 2020
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
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