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Upcoming events are posted on our Facebook page.
Below may be found some upcoming and archived events that may be of interest.

Some of the events sponsored and recommended by our Office in 2021:

Webinar: Private Tour of the Yehoshua Aryeh Fine Art Gallery in Jerusalem.
For participation and further details, please register.
Webinar: The Destruction of the Lithuanian Jews – The Ponary Massacre with Jacob Shoshan.
For Participation and further details, please register.
Virtual Public Symposium: July 5-15 (Shalom Hartman Institute).
For details and registration, please visit.
Hope, Love & Compassion: Torah of Possibility for an Uncertain Future. Videos of the Symposium.
The Israel-Diaspora Divide: We Don’t Know Enough About Each Other - AJC Advocacy Anywhere. Video
Webinar: Briefing on the Rising Tide of Antisemitism. Video
For Participation, please register.
Holocaust Survivor Day.
In their words, "Holocaust survivors deserve a day of joy; a day of celebration.
Virtual Conference: Thinking Interreligiously on Civic Challenges – Water Justice and the Abrahamic Traditions.
For participation, please register.
Online Event: "Heeding the Spirit: New Horizons in Receptive Ecumenism" by Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University.
For details and participation, please see.
Online Event: Dabru Emet: 20 Years Later Roundtable Discussion.
To mark the anniversary of this milestone text, the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS) has invited leading Jewish and Christian scholars for a roundtable discussion that will explore the scope and purpose of Dabru Emet for today.
For further details and participation, please register.
Online Event: Symposium on Euthanasia.
For details and registration contact at: info@stjohnsmission.org.
Vatican News: Pope Francis: Together in love, we Christians can change the world. Video.
"We are Neighbours" (2021) Catholics and Evangelicals in Canada.
A Study Guide created by The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
AJC Virtual Global Forum - June 6-9, 2021.
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) organized a Virtual Global Forum to discuss issues like antisemitism and racism around the world. 
Online Event: The Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto (CJDT) Presents Conversations of The Heart.
Please click for details and to register.
Global Week of Prayer for China
A Catholic initiative that aims to promote prayer and solidarity with our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters living in China.
The resources for the Global Week of Prayer for China can be looked @. Promo Video.


Statement from Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto.
Regarding Conflict in the Middle East, Local Cases of Hatred and Anti-Semitism.


Online event: Equality in Scripture Interpretation
Reflecting on the ways in which scripture articulate the call to Equality so needed in our World - Video.
By: The Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto (CJDT)
For participation and further details please register at Eventbrite.
Online Event: Religion in the Public Square: Teachers Talk Religion.
For participation and further details, please register @ Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies - Video.
Webinar: Ethics and Democracy.
For more information, please visit globethics.net.
Registration is required to attend this webinar.
Online Event: Free online Christian Meditation Retreat.
Please contact Rob and Gail Brooks at rgbrooks2@shaw.ca for registration. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the retreat.
The retreat agenda can be viewed in Toronto time.
Virtual Event: The Texts & Topics Shaping Modern Jewish Life: Exploring The New Jewish Canon.
For participation and details, please visit.
Online Film Discussion: Film Discussion on the Life and Legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Video
For participation and details, please visit.
Online Event: European Churches celebrate 20th anniversary of 'Charta Oecumenica'.
To mark the 20th Anniversary of Charta Œcumenica – Guidelines for the Growing Cooperation among Churches in Europe, the Conference of European Churches (CEC). together with the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE). Video
Online Event: Ecumenical Readings of “For the Life of the World: Toward A Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church” And Its Implications for the Global Context.
Click,for details and registration
German Ecumenical Week for Life focuses on "Life in Dying". April 17-24
35 years since Pope St John Paul II’s historic visit to Rome’s Synagogue.
Online discussion: Compassionate Listening Project and Its Children of Abraham Initiative. Video
Virtual Event: 2021 International March of the Living Commemoration and Ceremony to observe “Yom HaShoah”. Video
Online discussion: Medicine and Morality: Lessons from the Holocaust and COVID-19. Video 07/04/21
Online event: Being a Eucharistic People in Digital Space: Liturgy in the Time of COVID. Video
Virtual Event: Ontario Prayer Breakfast 2021. Video  29/03/21
Virtual Conference: “The Ethics of Law in Judaism”. Video
By Prof. Menachem Lorberbaum Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Talmud, Tel Aviv University. 
Webinar Series: Nurturing FriendshipThe Directory of Catechesis in Dialogue with Fratelli Tutti.
"The Catechist builds bridges with diverse faith communities”.
Keynote: Julien Hammond
Response by: Charles Peters
Friars’ Student Writing Contest 2021: The prize winners of the Writing Contest. The essays of the winners. 20/03/21
Birthday Celebration: 101st Birthday Celebration Rabbi Irwin Schild 09/03/21
World Day of Prayer: Friday, March 05, 2021
Theme of the World Day of Prayer for 2021 is “Build on Strong Foundation” (Matthew 7:24-27). Video

Virtual Event: Truth Difference and Loyalty, An interfaith symposium exploring the ways in which faith engenders connections with others. Videos
Especially a session by Dr. Amy Jill Levine

Online Course: “Together Towards Unity. Being Church in a Fragmented World.” The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Institute at Bossey in Switzerland is broadening its repertoire of courses in Ecumenical Studies. 12/02/21
Virtual Event: “Our Liberation: Stories of Holocaust Survivors’ Road to Freedom”. Video 27/01/21
Online Prayer Service:  Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Toronto. 24/01/21
Virtual Bible Study: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021 (January 18-25).
“Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit” (cf. John 15:5-9).


Some of the events sponsored and recommended by our Office in 2020:


Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops: ‘The Psalms:  A Doorway to Jewish-Catholic Dialogue.’ 


Online Discussion: Hanukkah, Greeks, and Jews, Then and Now A Conversation with H.E. Archbishop Elpidophoros, leader of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations. Video of a discussion



Kids4Peace webinar: Laying Foundations of Peace in the Holy Land- Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Christian Jewish Dialogue of Toronto.


Guide to Assist Bishops in Promoting Christian Unity:
25th anniversary of St John Paul II’s landmark encyclical on ecumenism, Ut unum sint, and the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity by Pope St John XXIII in 1960. "The Bishop and Christian Unity: an Ecumenical Vademecum". Video

Online Conversation: The Holiday Season During a Pandemic: A Conversation with H.E. Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Rabbi Noam Marans – AJC Advocacy Anywhere. Video 03/12/20
March of the Living Canada
Survivor Speaker Series: Mania Hudy. Video
Online Event: Recognition, Justice, and Development: Peoples of African Descent & Canadian Churches. Video 26/11/20

Online Prayer Service: Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Toronto.


The Friars’ Student Writing Contest for High School StudentsThe prize Winners of the Writing Contest.

Online Event: “The Proto- Ecumenical Dialogue of Abba Mika’el, Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon”. Video


A Special Prayer Service for Peace in Armenia / Artaskh: The Holy Trinity Armenian Church.


March of the Living global interfaith initiative to commemorate Kristallnacht: Let There Be Light. Video


Online Event: God, Science and Religion- Speaker, Rabbi Jack Bemporad
The Centro Pro Unione and the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue. Video


Online Event:The Canadian Council of Churches: Faster, Higher, Better? Moral Bioenhancement and Christianity. Video


Virtual Event: The Future of Orthodox-Catholic Relations in the USA - Orthodoxy in America Lecture, Fordham University. Video


Pope Speaks to Pilgrims: Church becomes sick when not proclaiming Gospel , Pope Francis. Video


Online Event: Ecology & Ecumenicity: Facing Division and Imagining Reconciliation in the Care of Our Common Home. Video


Virtual Book Launch: "Jesuit Kaddish: Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance" the latest publication by James Bernauer, S.J. by the Center for Christian Jewish Learning at Boston College USA. Video


Online Event: In Season of Creation, “no action or initiative is too small to begin”


Message of his Holiness Pope Francis: The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.


Season of Creation 2020: ‘Jubilee for the Earth’
Joint statement issued by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of CCEE, and Rev. Christian Krieger, President of CEC



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