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Interfaith Symposium & Concert
dedicated to Internatinonal Peace Day 2014

September 21, 2014
Metropolitan United Church
56 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5C 2Z3

SYMPOSIUM 2:00 – 5:00pm
Panel 1.
“Sources of Religious Conflict in the Middle Ages
Prof. Mark Meyerson, University of Toronto
Prof. Zeki Saritoprak, John Carroll University
Prof. Darren Dias, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

Panel 2.
“Discourse on Peace in the Middle Ages: Moses Maimonides, Thomas Aquinas & Jalaladdin Rumi”
Rabbi Dow Marmur, Rabbi Emeritus at Holy Blossom Temple
Prof. John Dadosky, Regis College, University of Toronto
Prof. Liyakat Takim, McMaster University

SUPPER 5:30 – 6:45pm
Guest Speaker:
Archbishop Colin R. Johnson, Anglican Church of Canada
With special medieval menu

CONCERT 7:00 – 9:15pm
Part 1. Holy Blossom Temple Lachan Choir, Jewish
Part 2. Metropolitan United Church Choir, Christian
Part 3. Jerrahi Sufi Assembly , Muslim (with Whirling Dervishes)

  Metropolitan United Church

Rev. Dr. John Josef Mastandrea – Metropolitan United Church: Organizer and Moderator

Cantor Beny Maissner, M.A. – Holy
Blossom TempleOrganizer and Music Co-Director

Fatih Yegul – V.P. Intercultural Dialogue Institute: Organizer

Dr. Sema Donna Kenan – Peace and Social Justice Foundation, Chair & Moderator; President,
Peace & Social Justice Foundation

Dr. Irene Markoff – Organizer, Music Director and Music Consultant; Professor, York University

Dr. Patricia Wright – Metropolitan United Church: Director of Music and Organist; Adjunct
Professor, University of Toronto

Sheikh Tevfik Aydoner – Jerrahi Sufi Order and Director, Canadian Sufi Cultural Centre