Peace in the City



28 October, 2015




Wycliffe College

5 Hoskin Ave, Toronto

(on the U of Toronto campus)



  • Urban street ministries
  • Community development facilitators
  •  Justice and peace activists
  •  Local agencies & NGOs
  •  International NGOs
  •  Church leaders
  •  Urban practitioners
  •  Students and urban researchers


Greetings, friends and colleagues: we have two pieces of important news about our colloquium coming up next week. 

1) PEACE IN THE CITY is now a single day only: Wed, 28th October, 2015.  We will gather at Wycliffe 8:30am-4:30pm.  We have posted a new one-day schedule of events and workshops. This change is in response to our current registration levels. In order to enable more participants to join in, we will now focus on a single full day of listening, learning, dialogue and training. 

2) The good news is that this Peace in the City colloquium is now fully funded, thanks to grants from partners and supporters. So registration is now free for all participants.  Any fees already paid by participants will be refunded. 

Thanks for your continued enthusiasm and support for Peace in the City. We know this means that your original workshop choices will need some adjustment – check out the new schedule, and bring your choices with you next week Wed 28th October. We also understand that this means travel changes for some of you.  Please contact Beth Fisher with any further questions: or 416-946-3535 x2558.


Peace and blessings.  Clayton and David 

Peace in the City 2015 Colloquium

“Pursuing Peace in the City: Multi-Faith Co-operation for Neighbourhood Well-Being”


Urban mission is undergoing a faith revolution, locally and globally.

The second global wave of urbanization is bringing not just every ethnicity and culture to the city, but every faith group. We are entering an unprecedented era where the majority of us find ourselves living increasingly with neighbours from different faiths. Our slums, neighbourhoods and cities are emerging as multi-faith communities.

For Christian community development organizations, this multi-faith urban landscape demands new knowledge and skills. New ways of working are required if we are to be effective amidst a diversity of cultures, beliefs and practices. Building understanding, relationships and working with Muslims in particular has become a pressing necessity for many community organizations and churches.

Peace in the City 2015 will explore key questions:

  • How can our urban programs sensitively and enthusiastically embrace the growing faith diversity in our communities?
  • What knowledge and skills do Christian groups, churches and NGOs need to work effectively in urban contexts and with local Muslim groups and organizations?
  • How can organizations from different faiths share common goals and action with integrity, for the well-being of the community?
  • What are effective models and approaches for local multi-faith action, networking and collaboration?


This colloquium is packed with lively opportunities to explore, exchange tools and learn:

  • How our cities can build well-being through inter-faith action
  • How diverse community development organizations can intersect for peace in our neighbourhoods in Canada and overseas
  • How Christians, Muslims and others can join hands for the well-being of all our children.