Sunset Service WorldPride 2014 Edition: One Song - Many Notes
Sunset Service is an inclusive, inter-spiritual community gathering for all people with emphasis on communities of colour, that honours the multiplicity of our spiritual traditions, genders, ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations; as well as that of our friends, family and allies.
Sunset Service, under the leadership of Rev. Chiedza Pasipanodya and Pastor David Lewis-Peart, is a gathering held quarterly throughout the year, that partners with likeminded, progressive spiritual communities and faith leaders.
The interfaith service, One Song Many Notes, in partnership with the People Project and members of World Interfaith Pride Toronto will bring together diverse faith communities, with an emphasis on racialised communities, LGBTQ persons, youth and young adults.
The People Project, co-founded by artist/activists Kim Katrin Crosby and Naty Tremblay, is an ever-growing movement of spectrum youth; queer and trans folks of color and allies, committed to individual and community based resilience, resistance and creation.
One Song - Many Notes would be the culminating event following a day long community fair, part of a series of events being held by a coalition of spiritual communities for World Pride 2014.
Toronto has been a noted site for spiritual activism particularly around breaking down institutionalized and theological barriers experienced by LGBTQ communities and the building of bridges between disparate faith communities, contributing to the multiculturalism Toronto has become known for.
Through music, spoken word, dance and ritual, One Song - Many Notes service will continue this tradition and aim at promoting the tenet underlying most religious/spiritual frameworks; that of Love, acceptance and community.