Co-Chairs: Rev. Debra Faulk and Rev. Dave Holmes
The Calgary Interfaith Council embraces a deep commitment to effecting social justice locally and globally as a reflection of our shared religious values that advocate human dignity and respect be accorded to all members of society. We accept that is inherent in our respective religious traditions that we bear responsibility for all people irrespective of their religious or political beliefs, race, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status. In so doing, the CIC will strive to fulfill its sacred commitment to creating a world of peace and justice for all humanity.
The Calgary Interfaith Council is associated with the Metropolitan Alliance for the Common Good (MACG) whose purpose is to galvanize labor unions, non-profit organizations, faith based institutions, and the corporate community to “shape a just and compassionate city.” MACG’s has identified two main areas as its priorities for the coming year- Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, and Senior Citizens. The CIC through its individual and organizational members will support the efforts of MACG in these two arenas.
The Calgary Interfaith Council also lends its support for the Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build project whose goal is to raise $1 million to build 10 low-cost, affordable homes for deserving low income families. CIC members and their congregations are raising funds to meet the goal as well as contributing volunteers to help construct the 10 homes.