Summary of 2017 Interfaith Dinner Series

The very act of sharing our homes and sharing a meal together is an important function of every faith and and is perhaps the oldest and most human activity we engage in. People have been breaking bread together since before bread was even invented. There is a growing body of evidence that shows a direct relationship between a habit of sharing meals and the cultivation of altruism and other positive social behavior.

Over World Interfaith Harmony Week, four homes here in Surrey opened their doors to welcome friends new and old to enjoy an evening of good food, conversation and company. We shared memorable dinner stories, shared a glimpse into our families, shared our ideas and perspectives on issues close to our hearts, and of course we shared insight into the forces, spiritual and otherwise, that guide us. Guests and hosts grew a little closer and parted ways a little fuller, both physically and spiritually.

Moving forward, these interfaith dinners can be an integral function of our community and we hope the success we have enjoyed encourages others to participate. Ideally, this will be a monthly event to provide everyone an opportunity to participate and get to know each other. If you would like to be put on a contact list for future dinners, please contact us at dinners@surreyinterfaith.ca When a new dinner is scheduled, we will contact you to see if you are available and would like to be a guest!

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