SACRED SPACES: An Essential Service?

SACRED SPACES: An Essential Service?
Contributed By: events coordinator
Organizing Institution: Rhoda Foundation
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: September 9, 2022 (8:00pm)
End Date: September 9, 2022 (9:30pm EDT)
Cost: Donation
The Rhoda Masjid and Spiritual Wellness Centre – Ottawa – Canada

A conversation between brothers in faith on the essential services provided by sacred spaces.

A conversation between Father Andrew Bennett and Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa on the importance of sacred spaces and their role in providing essential services.

The last couple of years have been quite difficult on all of us. Faced with so much uncertainty and isolation, many people couldn’t access the services that matter to them. What makes a service essential?

Join Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa in conversation with Father Deacon Andrew Bennett as they explore why places of worship (masjids, churches, synagogues, temples) are essential services. Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa and Father Deacon Andrew Bennett will draw from the rich Islamic and Christian traditions to explore the role that houses of worship continue to have in civil society and they will explore the long-lasting impact that closing such spaces has on individuals and communities.


Venue: Roser Hall, 2871 St Joseph Blvd, Orleans

The Rhoda Masjid and Spiritual Wellness Centre
2871 Saint Joseph Boulevard
Ottawa , Ontario K1C 1G8 Canada
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