Who is our Neighbour?

A Conversation about Refugees and Immigrants in our Community.

Refugees and immigrants have always been a part of our society, but recently their stories have played out in the mainstream media: sometimes favourably, sometimes not. Along with the news coverage, there has also been an abundance of confusing, often misleading information circulated across social media and email. Please join us for this initial discussion about refugees and immigration in our community, as we work to understand their experiences and to answer the question: Who is my neighbour?

The Rev. Dr. Jean Morris, Associate Minister, Pastoral Care at Grace will begin our conversation. Fariborz Birjandian will speak next, and as Chief Executive Officer of the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society – and an immigrant himself – Birjandian has a unique perspective on the sometimes challenging process that refugees and immigrants must follow before they can become Canadian citizens. Our final speaker, a refugee in our community, will share his personal experience: Deng Lueth, a Lost Boy, is a member at Grace and is now a graduate of the University of Calgary.

Come and Listen. Come and learn. Come and be inspired.

DATE:  June 14th 2017

TIME:  7:00 – 8:30 PM

LOCATION: Sanctuary (Reception to follow in the Family Room and Lounge)

PRICE: Free (free parking too!)

TICKETS: Please register at Eventbrite.ca, or by contacting the Grace office: office@gracecalgary.org, or 403-244-5861


If you know you can’t make it but you’re still interested in the conversation, stay tuned. We’ll record the evening and post the audio on our site after the event.