Vietnamese New Year (Tet)

Tet Nguyen Dan, or Tet for short, is considered the biggest and most popular festival of the year in Vietnam. Celebrated on the first day of the first month in Lunar Calendar, Tet’s celebration is the longest holiday which may last up to seven days (with the exception of Tet 2012 when the holiday is expected to last for 9 days!). Vietnamese New Year in 2013 will last from February 10-13, and in 2014 from January 31st to Feb 4th.

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Reflections From Seeing the UBC-O Prayer Space

A moment of peace, Kelowna BC

A moment of peace, Kelowna BC

On Faith Friendly Communities


When at home, conversations about Islam, the sight of other people praying and the sound of the greeting assalamu alaykum (peace be upon you) are commonplace. But when I travel, or am in an unfamiliar environment more generally, encountering the same moments become vital for personal health. I need a quiet place to pray and meaningful conversations about faith to process my surroundings or to decompress from frequent questions about my background.   Continue reading

Canadian pluralism at a crossroads, says John Stackhouse, delivering the Ismaili Centre Lecture

On Sunday December 1, 2013 at the Ismaili Centre in Vancouver, John Stackhouse delivered the 2013 Ismaili Centre Lecture on the topic of “Canadian pluralism at a crossroads.”

For your reference, a video of the speech, along with a transcript and article may be found at the following link:

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