World Interfaith Harmony Week – Interfaith Prayer Virtual Gathering

To celebrate the 2021 United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga and the Interfaith Council of Peel (ICP) jointly hosted an Interfaith Prayer Virtual Gathering on Feb 12. Among the participants were representatives from various religions, community leaders and Peel Police.


Mayor Crombie expressed her gratitude to all the participants of the Interfaith Prayer Virtual Gathering. She believes that faith plays an important role in our lives and that Mississauga’s interfaith community shows the diversity and inclusivity of the city. She also thanked all the faith and community leaders for their spiritual support to the citizens during the pandemic.


Representatives from the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Bahai, Buddhist, Catholic and Christian faith took turns to speak and pray. Venerable Chueh Fan, Abbess of Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto in her speech thanked the Mayor for her support. Mayor Crombie has sent her greetings for the Temple’s 2021 Chinese Spring Festival online program that shows her support for the Chinese cultural activities. In her speech, Venerable Chueh Fan shared Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s Prayer for Safety from the Coronavirus as well as encouraging everyone to practice the three acts of goodness and be supportive and caring to build a purified society where there are no viruses and everyone lives in peace and happiness.