Speakers – 3rd on Fasting Interfaith Symposium

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Matt MurdockBaha`i Perspective
Mr. Matt Murdock

Matthew Murdoch is active member of Baha’i community of Mission and currently sits on its Assembly. His primary paths of service have been in holding Baha’i children’s classes and deepening classes in Mission and Abbotsford over sevral years. He attended UFV and UBC, but ended up getting his nursing license in 2010 and has been working as a nurse at the Mission Memorial Hospital ever since. His personal studies focus especially on world religious scripture and the relationship between science and religion.  Matthew has been married for 3 years to his wonderful wife Kyla, and new son Rowan.


Carson NoftleChristian Perspective
Mr. Carson Noftle

Carson Noftle has been a student of religion, and more specifically of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for over fifty years since becoming a member of The Church ofJesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1966. While practicing architecture by profession, Carson has served as a lay leader in several areas of Church service, including recently serving a full time mission with his wife Elaine in eastern Canada. Carson has represented his faith in several discussion forums. He and his wife are the parents of eight children, 28 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Shrinath DwivediAcharya Shrinath Dwevidi
Hindu Faith Perspective

Acharya has three Master digrees: English,Hindi & Pol.Sc. He taught in Indian and Canadian universities.He organized and participated in several national and international  interfaith, peace and literary conferences. He has been actively  involved, for more than thirty seven years,  in interfaith  movement in Canada. He is a poet, essayist, literary critic, social activist and journalist.  His six books of poems are in circulation and edited two anthologies. He writes in English and Hindi languages. He has been featured in major radio talks and telivision shows.

He is President of Multifaith Action Society (The oldest Interfaith organization in Canada),  Founding President of Global Clergy Association of Canada, HHindi Literary Society of Canada, South Asian Literary Society and Global Hindu Foundation. He was invited by UNO in its Millennium Peace Conference-  2000 in New York and URI Global Summit  in Rio. He has been honoured and recognized for his contributions by Government , literary and  faith organizations.


Tariq AzeemIslam Perspective   
Maulana Tariq Azeem

Tariq Azeem graduated from Ahmadiyya Islamic University in Toronto in 2013. His study was on Theology and Religious.He served as an Imam in Liberia (Africa) for a period six months. He served as a missionary from May 2014 to April 2017 in Lloydminster appointed by the Worldwide Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He is married and currently serving missionary incharge of British Columbia.


Gian Singh KotliSikh Faith Perspective
Gain Singh Kotli

Mr.Gian Singh Kotli is a dedicated multi-faith activist. He has a Masters degree in English and Political Science and a Law graduate. He is a prominent Punjabi poet and writer. His articles are published in Punjabi and English Newspapers. He has worked in India, Singapore and Vancouver as Editor, Principal and in various other positions.