Voices of Faith: on homelessness

Voices of Faith: a multifaith dialogue on homelessness

free event

Please join our panelists in a dialogue on how the tenets of faith address issues of poverty and homelessness. Help us to explore and identify common ground on which we can build a multi-faith approach to these important issues.


Imam Abdul Hai Patel is immediate past Coordinator of the Canadian Council of Imams, representing the Islamic religious leadership. Currently, he is Director of Inter Faith relations. He has been serving as an Imam and community leader for 40 years in Canada. He is a founder and member of several Interfaith groups and active in interfaith dialogues.

The Right Rev. Terry Finlay is a retired Anglican Archbishop of Toronto. He is special envoy for the Head of the Anglican Church of Canada regarding Residential School Settlement and Healing and Reconcilation, and continues to be concerned about situations regarding the homeless, foodbanks and child poverty.

Rabbi Tina Grimberg is the spiritual leader of the Congregation Darchei Noam. Before coming to Toronto in 2002, she worked as Assistant Rabbi at Beth Elohim. While in rabbincal school she facilitiated workshops for interfaith couples at the Jewish Community Centre of the Upper West Side in New York.

Nancy Dinnigan-Prashad is a member of the Baha’i Community of Toronto. She writes and consults on environmental health issues and advocacy for people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Pundit Eshwar Maharaj-Doobay is a licensed Hindu priest. He is the Hindu representative on the Toronto Regional Spritual and Religious Care Committee for the Ontario Multifaith Council on Spiritual and Religious Care.

And moderated by Rev. Sherman Hesselgrave, pastor at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto.

For more information, please contact Laura Ziemba at laura.ziemba@paperchase.ca
or visit the Multifaith Alliance to End Homelessness website at www.mfateh.ca

Directions to the U of T Multi-Faith Centre
The Multi-Faith Centre
(located in the Koffler House)
569 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, ON M5S 2J7

From Spadina Subway Station on the Bloor-Danforth Line, catch the streetcar from inside Spadina Station. Exit at Willcocks Street and exit onto the east side of Spadina
The Multi-Faith Centre is located north of College Street.

1) Street Parking on Russell, Huron, and Spadina Streets
2) Paid parking inside Spadina Crescent
3) Underground parking in the Bahen Centre on Huron Street between Rusell and College)


U of T Multi-Faith Centre
569 Spadina Ave (located in the Koffler House)
Toronto, ON M5S 2J7
43° 39' 38.4732" N, 79° 24' 3.672" W
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.