Wednesday, December 5, 5:00 pm for 5:30 - 7:30 pm

The Centre for Spirituality at Work

invites you to an interval with Imam Abdul Hai Patel

Religious Diversity at Work: Accomodating, Honouring, and Celebrating

Baha'i Centre, 288 Bloor St.W. at Huron St., near St. George subway station, Toronto

This month, we're in a period of joyous religious celebration, including Ramadan and Eid, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Winter Solstice. In our human interconnectedness, and especially in Toronto -- the most multi-faith city in the world -- we are in touch with people who observe a plethora of spiritual rituals, festivals, practices, and so on. At work, how can we go beyond tolerance? How can we move to accomodating, honouring, and celebrating so many diverse faith traditions that we don't understand, and that may make us uncomfortable? And how can we be authentic to our own tradition and appropriate at work? Abdul Hai Patel, who has spoken at our Spirituality in the Workplace conferences, will join us to discuss these issues and more. Abdul is a Muslim Imam, Ontario Human Rights Commissioner, U.of T. Chaplain, member of the Ontario Multifaith Council on Spiritual and Religious Care, member of the Ontario Hydro Employees' Diversity Committee, and a fulltime systems consultant with New Horizon Solutions (formerly part of Ontario Hydro). Abdul is joining us immediately following breaking his Ramadan fast at 4:45pm, and will leave on time for his 7:45 evening prayer. Please come early if you would like to chat with Abdul, and you can reach him at
$30 prepaid by December 3; $40 at the door. $10 less for employees of reg’d charities.

If you would like to join us for this evening but just can't afford the full fee now, please pre-register and enclose a cheque or post-dated cheques for whatever you can manage.

Please make your cheque payable to Spirituality in the Workplace, and send it to Centre for Spirituality at Work, Box 100, 162 Spruce Street, Toronto, M5A 2J5.

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Last updated November 20/01