Journey of Faith

Journey of Faith

June 30, 2009 00:31 ET

10,000 Expected at a Multicultural Dialogue of Faith at the Metro Toronto Convention Center for the 2nd Annual Journey of Faith Conference

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 30, 2009) - With an expected crowd of over 10,000 the stage has been set for a bigger and better 2nd Annual Journey of Faith Conference. This is a collaborative effort of several Toronto Muslim Communities and their youth whose purpose is to expose the general masses to the correct understanding of Islam in order to increase their level of faith, enlighten their hearts and enrich their minds.

Who: Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, Dr. Zakir Naik, Sheikh Yasir Qadhi, Sheikh Said Rageah, Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim, Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury, Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick, Sheikh Abdurraheem Green, Sheikh Abu Muslimah, Sheikh Waleed Abdulhakim and many more.

What: 2nd Annual Journey of Faith conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Center

Speaking sessions, Multicultural Bazaar, Interactive workshops for children and adults, Joint Workshops, Panel discussions, Q & A sessions, Interactive Panel and Women's only sessions and many more.

When: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 04, & Sunday, July 05, 2009

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Center, South Building, 222 Bremner Boulevard Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9

Why: This year's theme will be "Journey to God" and one of the goals for this year's conference is to reach out to the broader Canadian society and share the peaceful message of Islam. Topics of discussion will include: similarities between Islam, Christianity and Judaism in regards to the concept of God, nature of God, integration of Muslims into Canadian society through positive contribution and deep engagement, highlighting the need for Muslims to reach out to people of all faiths in an endeavor to enhance the multicultural and pluralistic nature of the Canadian society, etc. Additionally, the event will be open to people from all faiths. Alongside the main conference, the event will also be an avenue for exchanging ideas and culture through open interactive Q & A sessions and panel discussions between the guest speakers and the audience which will include people of all faiths. This will be further enhanced at our multicultural food court and bazaar (exhibition).

The conference will feature 11 well-respected speakers whose expertise range from interfaith dialogues, Islamic history, writing, speaking on Islam and Islamic affairs and expected among them is Dr. Zakir Naik, an internationally acclaimed orator and speaker who specializes in comparative religion thus frequently appearing in many interfaith dialogues all over the world.

"The main purpose of this conference is to reinvigorate the masses to the correct worship of our creator and to instill a proper understanding of Islam and inspire the populace to serve God through humanity", says Said Rageah, conference chairman.

"This year's conference is expected to draw over 10,000 Muslims from all over Canada and the rest of the world and we are encouraging non Muslims to also attend who are interested in learning about Islam" adds Rageah.

Journey of Faith will take place on 04th and 05th July, 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, South building starting at 9:30 am on both days. Speakers and interview opportunities are available post conference upon request.

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