Centennial Display Celebrates Saskatchewan's Religious Diversity

September 19, 2005

Source: Canada.com/The StarPhoenix


On September 19, 2005 The StarPhoenix reported, "A centennial display celebrating 100 years of religion in Saskatchewan will soon be making its way to cities across the province. The 4-by-7-foot display, entitled 100 years of Faith in Saskatchewan, will be unveiled by the Regina MultiFaith Forum on Wednesday at Beth Jacob Synagogue in Regina. The display features 11 panels with information on the establishment and growth of nine major Saskatchewan faith groups: Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Baha'i, Unitarian, Islam, Hinduism and aboriginal spirituality -- including reference to a number of more recent, smaller groups. Each panel features the symbol of a religion and text summarizing the history of pioneers of various faiths and where they settled in the province. A six-minute video will accompany the display, showing 70 images of places of worship in present-day Saskatchewan. The display aims to raise awareness about the mosaic of different religions that have taken root in Saskatchewan and helped shape its history over the past century."