The third Sunday in January is annually celebrated as World Religion Day. It was established in 1950 as a way to encourage interfaith understanding.
Many organizations celebrate the day by holding interfaith events where faith leaders get together to give talks and lectures. People are encouraged to talk to and listen to people from faiths different than their own and to understand the basic tenets of other religions. The day calls for members of all religions in the world to recognize that all religions have common spiritual goals.
In Regina, World Religion Day will be celebrated by the Multi-Faith Forum at the Beth Jaacob Synagogue, 4715 McTavish Street on Jauary 17th.