IDI Lecture Series is a venue designed to cultivate friendship, celebrate diversity, strengthen civic dialogue and society and deepen inter-cultural awareness and understanding among the many diverse ethnic and civil communities across Canada.

The lecture series is held every month in different cities across Canada. The lecture series aim to improve the knowledge and awareness of various issues in our lives. Guest speakers from different backgrounds and faiths share their valuable ideas and knowledge with us.  The speakers at these series include prominent government, corporate and media officials, opinion-makers, academics, diplomats, clergy and other civic leaders who share their viewpoints, perceptions and experiences on timely and important issues facing our local communities and our world.

Sample topics include:

• Sharing the Faith of Abraham
• Interfaith Dialogue Encouraged
• Dialogue with the people of the Book
• Common Grounds between Christianity and Islam
• Mary, Mother of Jesus
• Secularism and Pluralism in Quebec

• The Future of Capitalism and the New World Order
• Isolation, Loneliness and the Environment in Modern Society
• Mystic Figures for Hope
• Clash or Dialog? A 21st Century Tale of Civilizations
• Dreaming about Peace and Compassion in the post- 9/11 World: 11 Wishes and 11 Global Principles
• Cross-Cultural Dialog and Communication Skills:  Educating Children for Peace
• Media and Diversity:  Preventing Bias and Fostering Intercultural Sensitivity

 

DIALOGUE INSPIRED BY A SINCERE WISH TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER BETTER, RESPECTING DIFFERENCES AND RECOGNIZING WHAT WE HAVE IN COMMON