Welcome to Faith Blender
We are (from left to right)Father John Walsh, Christian-Catholic, Rabbi Michael Whitman, Orthodox Jewish Community, and Imam Ziyad Delic, Muslim.
We must begin with brief introductions of we are. We are not strangers to each other. We have shared time together. We have no intention to convert each other and we have no intention, in any way, to attempt to convert you. We know that people of many faiths live on the same street, work side by side, share the same cities, and are trying to build better neighborhoods. We can no longer pass each other as strangers. We want to share our three traditions on a variety of subjects so that you will come to know our many similarities while respecting our differences. We hope to offer you three convergent faith perspectives on life. We are not competing with each other for the best answers. However, we are very interested in your reactions that will cause us to think and rethink what we have shared on the blog. We want to make the world a better place in which to live.
We believe there is place for a faith reflection on life to offer meaning to our human lives and to humanize our world. We have evolved different faith traditions that lead us to the one God. We recognize that in our collective history what was done in the name of G-d begs for forgiveness. We begin with reconciliation and we hope to build stronger bonds of friendship and of faith with all who come to read our blog. All three of us share the golden rule; do unto others what you would have them do unto you, which is but the beginning of what we can share with you.
We remember that there was a Golden Age when all three faith communities were in dialogue with each other. Today we will again hope that dialogue will help all of us interpret our respective faiths to allow G-d’s love to shine upon all of us. When hope dims, the loss of faith is at stake and love falters. We are hopeful clergy who wish to offer you, the readers of our blog, ways to find hope in your lives. We welcome you to OUR new blog: www. faithblender.com.
Raymond Beauchemin. Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton ON.
Michael Robitaille. Unitas – The Reputation Agency, Toronto, ON.
Imam Dr. Zijad Delic was born in Bosnia and studied in Pakistan, USA and Canada.
He received his Doctorate from Simon Fraser University. He is invited everywhere and widely acknowledged as a leading lecturer on being a Canadian Muslim. He has been published in many Canadian
national newspapers and is a regular guest on TV/radio shows. He has been twice included in the new book “The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World.” He is the resident Imam with the South Nepean Muslim Community. He resides in Ottawa with his wife and two daughters.
Father John Walsh, Pastor Emeritus, born in Montreal studied at the Université de Montréal, The Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and Hebrew University in Jerusalem acquiring a Licentiate in Theology (S.T.L.) and a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture (S.S.L.).
He is a published author and has lectured in Canada and the United States and his work has appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines. Until his recent retirement he was a Talk-Show Host for fifteen years on CJAD in Montreal. Presently he writes book reviews and articles locally and nationally. He is founder and President of Contemporary Publications and Communications an e-book publisher on redefining human nature, human consciousness, the human planet, and who we are in the twenty-first century. He resides in LaSalle, Quebec, and is often busy on weekends preaching throughout the Montreal
Rabbi Michael Whitman, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and I served as rabbi of Young Israel of Metairie in New Orleans, Louisiana for four years, and as rabbi of Young Israel of New Haven, in New Haven, Connecticut for fourteen years.
I have relocated to Montreal with my wife, Marci, and our four children – Dov – now married to Lena, Devora, Yaacov, and Leia. To learn more about me, see my curriculum vitae and my Dvar Torah.
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