“The purpose of the Phoenix Society is to maintin a high level of interaction between us so that we build relationships that overcome the kind of negative stereotyping that we're exposed to day in, day out.”

Late Mr. Larry Shaben, Former Chair
Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities


Phoenix Society News & Events

The Phoenix Society in the News...please click on the link to read the article.

Vandals spray paint anti-Semitic words on the Beth Israel Synagogue in west Edmonton
Edmonton Sun, January 20, 2015

Muslims, Jews, Christians meet to promote peace
Western Catholic Reporter, December 15, 2014

Edmonton multi-faith society celebrates with stories, readings, music and dancing- Edmonton Journal, December 15, 2013

The Phoenix Multi-Faith Society For Harmony held a special board meeting at ScotiaPlace Conference Centre on Sunday, November 3, 2013

Faiths work together to stop hate - Edmonton Journal, May 4, 2013

The Phoenix Society received the first Alberta Hate Crime Awareness Day award for distinguished contributions to combatting hate in Edmonton and Alberta on April 24, 2013. (Letter from the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee)

Three faiths celebrate as neighbours at city hall - Edmonton Journal, December 17, 2012 

Multicultural Edmonton celebrates multi-faith: Christian, Jews & Muslims join in festival at city hall - Edmonton Journal, December 14, 2012 (not available online)

Celebration of Faith - Edmonton Sun, December 11, 2011 (This link will take you to the Edmonton Sun's website to view a series of 9 photos taken at City Hall on Dec. 11. To start the slideshow, click the arrow under the first photo.)

Faiths celebrate roots in Abraham - Western Catholic Reporter, December 19, 2011

Alberta honours Catholic sisters' service - Edmonton Journal, October 1, 2011

9/11 event inspires Abrahamic multi-faith book now incorporated into EPSB Grade 8 curriculum in Edmonton- September 9, 2011

The Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action is hosting their Annual Interfaith Dinner - March 7, 2010

Interfaith service celebrates Edmonton's diverse cultures - Edmonton Journal, Dec. 21, 2009

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Nizari Ismaili Muslims, receives honorary degree from the University of Alberta - June 9, 2009

Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Visits Beth Israel Synagogue in Edmonton, Alberta

Announcement: Lecture Series: Islam in Contemporary Society by U of A, ECMC Chair in Islamic Studies

Announcement: The U of A, ECMC Chair in Islamic Studies and the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life

Announcement: Milad-Un Nabi - Keynote Address by U of A, ECMC Chair of Islamic Studies

Chief rabbi advocates a 'UN of Religion' - Edmonton Journal, March 20, 2009

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - Edmonton Police Service News Release, March 21, 2009

Unique society unites Jews, Muslims & Christians - Jewish Tribune, March 3, 2009

Alberta Politician was Canada's first Muslim cabinet minister - The Globe & Mail, November 1, 2008 - Feature article on Larry Shaben

Coalition of local Arab, Jewish women honoured for peace work - The Edmonton Journal, November 18, 2008

U of A staffer shares local peace award - Folio, University of Alberta, November 28, 2008

Mumbai Victims Remembered - Edmonton Journal, December 9, 2008

Interfaith dialogue group aims to prevent religious tensions - Western Catholic Reporter, September 18, 2006


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