On Sept 26 2006 the Reverend Barbara Huston spoke of her experience of living in the predominantly Muslim country of Bangladesh and working in an orphanage there. She had gone with her two sons ages ten and eight (adopted from third world countries), and her husband, Dr. Peter Huston, who was to do medical research into the causes of the crippling of children in third world countries. Barbara’s anecdotes pertaining to daily life, conditions of poverty, inequality and so much need were eye openers and reminders to all of what is often taken for granted in Canada and how thankful Canadians should be for the opportunities here.
This Year’s Theme
Celebrating 20 Years of Spiritual Questing, Welcoming Future Growth
Ecumenical is derived from the Greek word Oikoumene, which means the whole inhabited world; in this sense, the Gabriola Ecumenical Society embraces all expressions of spirituality.
Spiritual connection is a universally human trait, though practices vary around the world and even among individuals of the same belief system. GES has always looked to Unity in Diversity and Spiritual Inclusivity as guideposts in our programming.