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
Let's not walk past those opportunities to experience God is the simple beauty of life
The Ven. Alastair McCollumSeptember 7, 2019
Transitions are hard. Any change in our state of being, whether personal or cultural, provokes anxiety
Wayne CodlingSeptember 4, 2019
Meditation, especially as part of a group, is a powerful integrator of every person's shifting notions about their own place in the world
Wayne CodlingAugust 31, 2019
Together, as a church we want to reflect the richness of that body in all its diversity.
Lyndon SayersAugust 28, 2019
As a church, now is the time to take a leap of faith, opening our doors and forging new partnerships
Lyndon SayersAugust 24, 2019
Join artist,Ben Levinson on Thursday, September 5, 2019, 7 – 9 pm at the opening reception for his exhibition
Spiritually SpeakingAugust 21, 2019
There is a strong secular Jewish tradition of free thinkers from Spinoza to Isaac Asimov to Albert Einstein.
Alan RutkowskiAugust 17, 2019
The importance on the right to choose is at the heart of the debate about the veil.
Sheila FloodAugust 14, 2019
Everyone is invited to participate in this event
Wayne CodlingAugust 12, 2019
How do we break the habitual pattern of taking sides and fighting about issues, whether they’re political, philosophical or scientific?
Sheila FloodAugust 10, 2019
Seeing all creation through the lens of divine Love, can change how we see and interact with nature
Anna Bowness-ParkAugust 3, 2019
Zen practice for a beginner is about sitting still, in silence, on the cushion for a few minutes a day with focus.
Soshin McMurchyJuly 31, 2019
What does it take for us to wake up?
Soshin McMurchyJuly 27, 2019
The 26 richest people on earth in 2018 had the same net worth as the poorest half of the world’s population
Badi ShamsJuly 24, 2019
“Learn to discern”. An enduring lesson on reading the Bible, from an unlikely source.
Drew SniderJuly 20, 2019
Prayer that is mindful can help our focus and change our reactions in daily life
Kevin AschenbrennerJuly 18, 2019
This summer come and try the Spirit Walks at Finnerty Gardens
Sheila FloodJuly 17, 2019
A lesson on the importance of community comes in an unexpected way.
Kevin AschenbrennerJuly 13, 2019
Too much prosperity for so few creates an imbalance that can and must be corrected
Suresh BasrurJuly 9, 2019
Seeing competitiveness in a more spiritual light brings out better qualities in the workplace
Suresh BasrurJuly 6, 2019
The Victoria Pride Society proclaim a mission and goals that we as a faith community should be proud to support.
Rev. Lyle McKenzieJune 29, 2019
According to the basic Sanskrit definition, karma simply means “action.”
Badi ShamsJune 26, 2019
Morality and economics should balance each other rather than competing for organizing and governing economics.
Badi ShamsJune 22, 2019
Silence or stillness allows us to focus and not be on the run all the time
The Right Reverend Logan McMenamieJune 15, 2019
To help me stay on track with my Jewish faith this year I had some help from technology:
Fiona PrinceJune 13, 2019
Prayer should be a tine of reverence, so why can it be so difficult sometimes?
Fiona PrinceJune 8, 2019
“Facts vs Fiction: Essays on the Holocaust, Jewish Literature and Yiddish in Chava Rosenfarb’s Confessions of a Yiddish Writer and Other Essays”
Spiritually SpeakingJune 5, 2019
Active Hope is a practice… something we do rather than have.
Rev. Julianne KasmerMay 31, 2019
Emanu-El Synagogue, Victoria on Sunday, June 2 at 2 pm to 5 pm
Spiritually SpeakingMay 29, 2019
Love is an action that can sometimes be as simple as a wave
Anna Bowness-ParkMay 24, 2019
We need to find ways to communicate across our places of difference.
Shana LynngoodMay 22, 2019
Spring can give us fresh perspectives about renewal
Shana LynngoodMay 18, 2019
How can we lessen the emotional burden of people that may lead them down this awful path?
Badi ShamsMay 15, 2019
Consultation with local communities is at the core of development work done by Aga Khan Foundation Canada.
Karima RamjiMay 11, 2019
What does healthy self-love really mean and look like?
Paul NewmanMay 8, 2019
Anti-Semitism, especially in people of Christian religion, is a big mistake.
Paul NewmanMay 4, 2019
Everyone is invited to to this year's Yom HaShoah commemoration "From Generation to Generation."
Spiritually SpeakingApril 30, 2019
Passover centers around a festive meal called a seder where symbolic foods and rituals aid in telling the story of liberation.
Rabbi Harry BrechnerApril 27, 2019
Easter celebrates the fact that Jesus is still alive as a living spirit who touches people's lives in many different ways today
Paul NewmanApril 24, 2019
The Easter Vigil is an important reminder of our need for hope, courage and forgiveness
The Reverend Canon Nancy FordApril 20, 2019
The approach of Earth Day 2019 this Monday comes with a couple of alarming news stories
Drew SniderApril 17, 2019
Gentrification of downtown Vancouver spurs Gospel Mission to seek new home for its work.
Drew SniderApril 13, 2019
So what is grace and why is it for everyone?
Keith SimmondsApril 5, 2019
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Ven. Alastair McCollumApril 3, 2019
The value of waiting teaches patience and grace.
The Ven. Alastair McCollumMarch 30, 2019
The story of the liberation of our Hebrew ancestors from slavery cries out to be universalized.
Alan RutkowskiMarch 23, 2019
This is the fourth presentation, scheduled for Sunday, March 24, 2:00 pm at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue,
Spiritually SpeakingMarch 21, 2019
Victoria Multifaith Society writes an open letter of love and solidarity with the Muslim community
Victoria Multifaith SocietyMarch 19, 2019
You don’t have to be saintly or even Irish, to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day.
Larry ScottMarch 16, 2019
The Buddhist practice of meditation can teach much about being fearless
Wayne CodlingMarch 13, 2019
What will be the contours of our communities look like when places dedicated to the sacred finally turn into condos, restaurants and boutique clothing outlets?
Christopher PageMarch 11, 2019
Results of studies in neuroplasticity show that meditation can help rewire the brain
Wayne CodlingMarch 9, 2019
Power in the era of world peace will require balance and skill
Sheila FloodMarch 6, 2019
What changes are needed internationally to create a democratic, sustainable, humane world?
Sheila FloodMarch 2, 2019
Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, 1461 Blanshard Street, Victoria V8W 2J3 on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 pm.
Spiritually SpeakingFebruary 27, 2019
Charity includes the giving of gentleness, the giving of caring, the giving of love
Maryam BakshFebruary 23, 2019
Family Day is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of family life today
Paul NewmanFebruary 16, 2019
Learning from communities both at home and away can teach lessons on love for our planet
Keith SimmondsFebruary 13, 2019
“A Spiritual Revolution: the Quest to Experience God” at the First Church of Christ, Scientist (1205 Pandora Avenue) on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 pm.
Matthew JacksonFebruary 9, 2019
Wed. Feb. 13th 5.30-6.30pm. University of Victoria, Engineering and Computer Sciences Bldg. Room 108.
Spiritually SpeakingFebruary 6, 2019
February 10, from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, 1461 Blanshard Street, Victoria V8W 2J3
Spiritually SpeakingFebruary 5, 2019
A simple example of kindness can inspire a goal to nurture and be a witness to kindness
Rev. Julianne KasmerFebruary 2, 2019
The Victoria Multifaith Society with UVic Multifaith Services and UVic’s Equity and Human Rights are hosting a free evening of bridge-building and cultural sharing at the UVic Chapel on Feb 6,
Soshin McMurchyJanuary 30, 2019
Zen training helps us pay attention to the ever changing emotional soup we live in.
Soshin McMurchyJanuary 26, 2019
The positive resolve of people with hope can help realize the goodness of the Creator’s intentions and offset ambiguity.
Paul NewmanJanuary 23, 2019
"Justice and only justice you shall pursue" (Deuteronomy) is the theme for this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Rev. Lyle McKenzieJanuary 19, 2019
“The Sacred Craft of the Sofar” with Dov Berger on Wednesday, January 30, at 7:00 pm at Congregation Emanu-El, Victoria
Spiritually SpeakingJanuary 16, 2019
Humility is needed to face some of the biggest challenges of our time.
Rev. Shana LynngoodJanuary 12, 2019
Change can sometimes come in unexpected ways
Drew SniderJanuary 10, 2019
The New Year can encourage us to look at inspiring stories of a new start
Drew SniderJanuary 5, 2019
The New Year's intention - it could be just one word.
Kevin AschenbrennerDecember 29, 2018
Taking time this Christmas to think more deeply about the birth of Christ Jesus can be life-changing
The Right Reverend Logan McMenamieDecember 22, 2018
This Christmas celebrates 200 years of the continual singing of the carol, Silent Night
Anna Bowness-ParkDecember 15, 2018
Celebrating religious festivals together is an opportunity to better understand our neighbours
Fiona PrinceDecember 12, 2018
A coincidence? Or a pattern of God revealed in a knitting project.
Fiona PrinceDecember 8, 2018
Advent is understood as a celebration of peace and good will, culminating in Christmas itself.
Larry ScottDecember 1, 2018
The Jewish Community in Victoria deeply appreciates the support received in the wake of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh
Rabbi Harry BrechnerNovember 24, 2018
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