Local Interfaith Events

Black Elk Quote Over Badlands Photo

Interested in Interfaith worship, study groups, panels, art exhibits, marches, displays, or other kinds of Interfaith gatherings but aren’t sure where they are currently happening in the Lower Mainland of BC? Then check out our Interfaith calendar, updated monthly with everything happening in our community.

Keep yourself safe and healthy and play well together virtually!


Wednesday,  August 5 – LIS Interfaith Study Course

6 – 9 pm Re-Encountering Creation Stories* with Kevin McCarty

Looking at different faith traditions’ origin narratives, you will come to recognize the powerful influence they have on your life today. As you place yourself in your own creation story, we will explore how creation stories from other faith traditions help us understand our world.
*Email Kevin at kevinmccarty.project@gmail.com to register for free and receive the Zoom link and materials for this course.

Saturday, August 8 – LIS Interfaith Service

10 am Enjoying the Harvest (Wiccan)
with Patrick McKenna
Join Zoom gathering online
Zoom Login: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87354649655
Meeting ID: 873 5464 9655

Wednesday, August 12 – LIS Interfaith Study Course

7 – 8:30 pm PDT World Scripture: A Group Exploration
with Harold Rosen, Community Interfaith Educator

This is the introductory overview session for a 10-week series offered on the second Wednesday of each month. Attend one or more sessions on Zoom. Check here for schedule, cost, faith traditions included, and other information. All are welcome.

Saturday, August 22 – Living Interfaith Sanctuary Service

10 am The Inner Work of Anti-Racism
with Siddika Jessa and Cathy Merchant

Join Zoom gathering online
Zoom Login: coming soon Meeting ID:

Saturday, August 22 – LIS Interfaith Study Course

1 – 4pm Compassionate Listening Training
with Cathy Merchant, Interfaith Leader, Certified Facilitator

Our next Compassionate Listening training will take place on Saturday, August 22nd from 1-4pm and the following Saturday, August 29th from 1-4pm, all on Zoom. Please check here for more information. All are welcome.

Saturday, August 25 – LIS Interfaith Meditation

From 7-8pm PST, anyone who is interested is invited to join us for our monthly meditation gathering. No prior meditation experience or practice is necessary. This will be a guided meditation, led by our friend and Sikhee meditation instructor, Sukvinder Kaur Vinning.
The Zoom login coming soon Meeting ID:
Going forward, these will take place from 7-8pm on the last Tuesday of every month. 

Also from Banyen Books: Beyond our Banyen-hosted offerings, we have a ton of free videos, quotes, and offerings from the wider world to inspire and nourish you at this time. We have begun to gather these inspirational links here: banyen.com/banyen-blog/offerings. There’s a lot of useful goodies to unpack over time… keep this page handy, and we will keep adding to the list.
Here are a few gems:
1.    Guidelines for a Home Retreat: a wonderful bundle of teachings, meditations, and inspirations for transforming your time at home into an enriching and enlightening retreat (with Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, and Tara Brach).

2.    Spiritual Resources for the COVID-19 Pandemic: from the rich vaults of Spirituality & Practice, a range of resources from world spiritual traditions for these times.

3.    Resilience in Challenging Times: a carefully curated offering of their most potent and restorative resources (many of them free) from Sounds True.


Do you have something to add? Please let us know at livinginterfaithsanctuary@gmail.com. We’re happy to help spread the word about your gatherings, and would love it if you would be so kind as to do the same for us. Thank you!