39th World Religions Conference – Sept 22, Waterloo
Theme: How to Establish a Just Society
The World Religions Conference (WRC) is an annual multi-faith event which brings together learned scholars from the world’s major religions, providing them an opportunity to speak on a common topic from the perspective of their respective religious traditions. For 39 years WRC has been serving as an invaluable means for bringing different religious and ethnic communities together in a manner which breeds tolerance, peace, cooperation, and understanding amongst the different religions within our society. This event is now considered as one of the largest Multi-faith events of its kind in Canada.
This year’s conference theme, “How to Establish a Just Society” will share experiences of scholars of 7 faiths and philosophical traditions. The conference further hopes that such mutual exploration will encourage better understanding and promote a harmonious co-existence among the members of Canada's cultural mosaic.
The 39th World Religions Conference is planned with all its famous traditions at the Humanities Theatre, University of Waterloo on Sunday, September 22, 2019.
The event is expected to draw several hundred from the region. Several local, provincial and national leaders are expected to attend and deliver greetings at the event. Carefully selected renowned speakers representing Indigenous Religions, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikh Religion and Humanism (Representatives of Agnostics and Atheism) will participate at the event. Faith groups will setup displays and participate in scripture recitation presentations.
The premier host of the event is the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada. Cooperation and partnership includes several cities, media, academic institutions, faith based associations, Student clubs and numerous other organizations.
With free admission, refreshments and dinner, it’s a perfect chance to learn and interact with a multitude of faith and philosophical communities. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Event Date/Time: Sunday, September 22, 2019 (12:30 pm ~ 6:00 pm)
Location: Humanities Theatre, University of Waterloo