Fasting is a focal point in the Christian Season of Lent, as it is in many world religions and their high Holy Seasons. This retreat will explore the physical and spiritual benefits of the practice of fasting. Building up to a dialogue with three of the major world religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) on Sunday, March 19, we will take a deep dive into fasting’s relationship with ourselves and our universal community.
Friday, March 17, 2023 (7:00 pm) to Sunday, March 19, 2023 (1:00 pm)
Suite $300 Single $250 Commute $200 Sunday Panel ONLY $60
Register by March 13 Event #14681
Sunday Panel Speakers:
Born and raised in Jerusalem, Rabbah Gila Caine graduated from the Hebrew University with an M.A in Contemporary Judaism and received her rabbinic ordination at the HUC-JIR’s Israeli program in 2011. She now serves as rabbi at Temple Beth Ora congregation.
Julien Hammond is a long-time lay employee of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, with a specialization in ecumenical and interreligious relations. He has led and participated in many local, regional, national and international ecumenical and interreligious efforts over the years, and currently serves on the Catholic-Jewish (CCCB-CRC) dialogue of Canada.
Aaima Azhar is a psychology student at the University of Alberta, hoping to become a Spiritual Islamic Psychology oriented practitioner. She is a writer, spoken-word artist, and filmmaker. She currently works at IFSSA as an event planner and editor of Roots on 6. She intends to always move through faith and put words to feelings that often go unspoken.
Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed is a young Muslim who is on his spiritual journey to fulfil life according to the teachings of his religion. He takes everyday with gratitude knowing it could very well be his last and wishes to learn and grow as a believer of Islam, one of the Abrahamic faiths, and a servant of Allah (God). He hopes that this translates into his work as an Architectural technologist and designer, and student of the world.