CRRF brings message of Interfaith and Belonging to World Peace and Prayer Day and Aboriginal Day in Winnipeg

TORONTO, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) will be speaking at the World Peace and Prayer Day in Winnipeg.

Rubin Friedman, Spokesperson for CRRF noted:

While CRRF work and activities are limited to issues in Canada, World Peace and Prayer Day has many laudable goals consistent with our mandate.

It reminds us of the importance of the value of peace for all human beings.  That it will take place during the Summer solstice of the Northern Hemisphere emphasizes its universality.  It calls on those of faith to pray for what is for the good of all and it encourages all, whether believers or not, to hope for what we all aspire to.  In Canada, we have the opportunity to bring people of many faiths and origins together to make this a land of peace where all participate in, contribute to, and benefit from its cultural and economic wealth.

That it takes place on National Aboriginal Day in Canada and in an important historical site for all Plains Aboriginal peoples, helps us to promote awareness of the important role Aboriginal peoples have played in this country and to recall that mutual agreements with Aboriginal peoples are a fundamental element of our constitution.  Ultimately, achieving peace in Canada requires us together to respect this basic value and find the best ways to put it into action.

Those who are interested in obtaining a copy of our speech at this event or learning more about CRRF activities in these areas can refer to our website and online resources at in English and in French.

SOURCE: Canadian Race Relations Foundation

For further information:

Rubin Friedman (647-403-8526) for comments
Alan Yussim (204-299-7001) for local arrangements


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