The Edmonton Sai Centre received an invitation to participate in an interfaith event on June 28th, 2015 in the town of Whitecourt, Alberta which is a smaller resource-based community about two hours northwest of Edmonton. The event was sponsored by the Ahamadiyya Muslim Jama’at and hosted by Reverend Alwin Maben, the local United Church minister. Four speakers were invited to speak on “Freedom of Expression and Respect for Religious Sanctities,” and the Sai Centre of Edmonton was invited to present from a Hindu perspective.
Across the country, programs to observe Sathya Sai Baba’s Aradhana Mahotsavam were held, spanning from Montreal in the east to Vancouver in the west. April 24 and the weeks preceding this important event has become a time of personal reflection for SSIO members on the nature of their relationship to Sathya Sai Baba.
The Sathya Sai Centre of Saskatoon organized a multifaith forum. The occasion was initiated by the First Nations community who performed a beautiful traditional dance. This was followed by speeches from the members of the Christian, Islam, Baha’i Faith, Buddhist, First Nations, and Hindu communities.