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Media Advisory - Queen's University Faculty of Education hosts multi-faith panel

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

KINGSTON – The Queen’s University Faculty of Education are hosting a multi-faith panel discussion - an event designed to allow people to talk about their religion and world events.


Organized by Professor Ted Christou and University Chaplain Kate Johnson after the shooting at the mosque in Montreal earlier this year, the panel is an opportunity to discuss faith and the state of the world.


  • Dr. Mohamed M. Bayoumi, a professor emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Queen’s. He is a founding member of the Islamic Society of Kingston and has volunteered as its president. He has been working to build bridges between the Muslim and Kingston communities.
  • Rev. Lisa Chisholm-Smith, an ordained Deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada. Ms. Chisholm-Smith recently returned to Kingston and currently serves as campus minister and children and youth minister at St James Anglican Church.
  • Laurel Klaus-Johnson, a Mohawk of the Bear clan. As a grandmother on the Katarokwi Grandmothers Council, she assists with the spiritual lives of Indigenous peoples in this territory.
  • Gregory Nacu, a professional software developer. He has been practicing Wicca for 20 yearsand helped organize and lead the Pagan community in Kingston from 2001-2010, during which time he led rituals and taught many classes on Wicca.
  • Rabbi Karen Soria graduated from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1981. Since then, she has served as a rabbi in the United States, Australia, Canada, and in the Canadian Armed Forces, and has worked as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy.


Wednesday, April 19 from 5 to 7 pm.

The media are invited to an interview opportunity with members of the panel starting at 4 pm in the Duncan McArthur Hall auditorium.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca

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