|Manitoba Interfaith Council – Vision and Structure
The Manitoba Interfaith Council [MIC] exists to facilitate respect, understanding and cooperation among the different faith groups of the Province of Manitoba.
It does this by providing a forum for interfaith dialogue, the establishment and regulation of pastoral services in provincial institutions, and a medium for communication between faith communities and governmental agencies.
As the Province of Manitoba increases in its cultural diversity, it has become even more imperative for understanding and cooperation among its different faith expressions. It is our vision that MIC be a main contributor in building the common good of the Province.
MEMBERSHIP in MIC is accepted from faith groups who agree to support its mission, objectives and constitution, and contribute to its annual dues. There are both Active and Affiliate forms of membership.
MIC is governed by its General Constitution, whose purpose is carried out by various Committees. These Committees do not expand or contract the responsibilities or authority of the Council, but instead enable the Council to function more efficiently and effectively.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: This Committee is composed of representatives of various faith groups, including elected positions of leadership. This Committee meets on a regular basis to integrate the various committee work of the Council, and create a vision and strategy for its future.
In addition, four working committees have been created:
2. HEALTH COMMITTEE: To execute the purposes of the Council relative to Manitoba Health.
3. EDUCATION AND INTERFAITH NETWORK COMMITTEE: To generate multi-faith education programs in Manitoba communities and to foster networking among the various interfaith organizations.
4. COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE: To relate to and inform the general populace through activities such as Press releases.