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Zenji Nio to be awarded at Mayor's Breakfast
The TAIC will be presenting a Special Award to Rev. Zenji Nio Acharya who was selected to launch this website and is the only faith leader to have served on every major interfaith council including the TAIC, Canadian Multifaith Federation, Canadian Interfaith Conversation, RCMP Commander's Diversity Council and PANAM Games Multifaith Council. Zenji has also launched the groundbreaking Sempo Center for Human Rights -- the first non-Jewish organization to stand against anti-semitism and bigotry. Zenji has represented Buddhism at major events across the world and has been described by the Times of India as the "only contemporary expert from the lineage of the Buddha". In honor of his contributions to the Interfaith community, Zenji will be presented with a special award at the Mayor's Breakfast to be presented by Mayor John Tory. For more information, please visit
Meeting with the Mayor of Toronto John Tory
Dy. Minister of Immigration Bezzina and Zenji Nio were the guest speakers at the TAIC meeting chaired by Zul Kassamali and attended by faith leaders from the GTA.
Deputy Minister of Immigration Alexander Bezzina gave a presentation on refugees and Rev. Zenji Nio gave a speech on Buddhism at the TAIC meeting that was attended by dozens of faith leaders from across the GTA. Among other agenda items were an update on the World Parliament of Religions by Chander Khanna and a proposal by Jim Wilson to combat poverty in the GTA. Rev. Zenji Nio was also invited to launch the official TAIC website as its portal for the world and the media.