Thompson Rivers University

TRU welcomes community to explore questions of faith

  Posted on: January 23, 2020

KAMLOOPS—The Multi-faith Chaplaincy at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is opening its arms to the Kamloops community on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Everyone is welcome to attend Life, Grief and Fear: How Faith Responds—a panel dialogue followed by a question and answer session around multi-faith perspectives to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week.

World Interfaith Harmony Week, Feb. 1 to 7, is “a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith,” according to the United Nations.

This event offers audience members a chance to expand their spiritual understanding. Each panelist will share their faith’s views, then the floor will open up for a question and answer period.

Rev. LeAnn Blackert of Wild Church BC is moderator. The panel consists of an eclectic group of faith representatives:

  • Muhammad Yaffa, Islamic Centre
  • Tomas Bijok, Wiccan
  • Justin Young, Indigenous Man
  • Brian Mitchell, Christian
  • Lindsey Tyne Johnson, Judaism

Where: Brown Family House of Learning, room 190

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Attendance is free. Learn more and register at

“This event is an opportunity to hear dialogue from a wide diversity of voices on faithful living. Our individual faith is a cornerstone for navigating life whether it be school, family, work or world conditions,” said Patricia Davies of Spiritual Connections Kamloops and the Multi-faith Chaplaincy.


James Matthews, Events and Marketing Co-ordinator,
TRU Faculty of Student Development | 778-471-8353

About TRU’s Multi-faith Chaplaincy

The Multi-faith Chaplaincy, overseen by the Faculty of Student Development, gives religious and spiritual care to the TRU community’s students, faculty and staff. It provides an operating model of interfaith respect and co-operation. The Multi-faith Chaplaincy acts as a religious and spiritual resource, encouraging thoughtful reflection and dialogue.


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