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 Calgary Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) whose purpose is to galvanize labor unions, non-profit organizations, faith based institutions, and the corporate community to “shape a just and compassionate city.” CACG’s has identified four main areas as its priorities for the coming year- Mental Health and Addictions, Social Isolation and Building Communuity, Truth and Reconciliation, and the Environment. The CIC through its individual and organizational members will support the efforts of CACG in these four arenas.
The Calgary Interfaith Council also gave its support for the recent Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build project that raised $1 million to build 10 low-cost, affordable homes for deserving working families. CIC members and their congregations are raised funds to meet the goal as well as contributed volunteers to help construct the 10 homes.