Every year Intercultural Dialogue Institute GTA hosts a series of “Community Iftar (fast-breaking) Dinners” during the month of Ramadan. Iftar dinners bring together people of various faith and Ethno-Cultural backgrounds and serve as a means of fostering dialogue and cross-cultural awareness. Each of these dinners has received many attendees from all walks of life including government representatives, MPs, MPPs, diplomats, bureaucrats, professionals, business people, representatives from media and academia, as well as religious and community leaders. St. Philip’s Lutheran Church Ramadan Iftar Dinner was among these dinners held on June 30th 2014.


Keynote Speaker: Imam Hamid Slimi

Dr. Hamid Slimi is the Imam, Resident Scholar and Founder of Sayeda Khadija Centre. He has been serving as an Imam, Chaplain, Educator and Consultant in Canada for over 17 years in different religious and educational institutions. He is also the Founder and President of Faith of Life Network, the Founder and Chairman of the Canadian Centre for Deen Studies, the former current Chairman of the Canadian Council of Imams(2006-2013) and a lecturer at the Islamic Institute of Toronto.

Dignitaries Attended:

Ted Opitz MP Etobicoke Centre, Bernard Trottier MP Etobicoke Lakeshore, Karen Stintz Toronto Mayoral Candidate.


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