28 September 2014
River Run Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
The World Religions Conference (WRC) is a multi-faith event which brings together well-known scholars from the world’s major religions and philosophical traditions (including Aboriginal Spirituality, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and Humanism/Atheism) to speak on a common topic from the point of view of their respective religious traditions. While this is not an academic conference or a call for academic papers, this event may be of interest to those working in nonreligion and secularity.
For thirty years, the WRC has served as an invaluable forum for different religious and ethnic communities to gather in the spirit of tolerance, peace, cooperation, and understanding. The WRC serves the noble purpose of educating members of the community regarding interesting and relevant topics by providing a platform where all major religions can pool their collective wisdom and teachings regarding the topic. Continually on the rise in terms of organizational standards, quality of content, and attendance, the WRC has become the largest multi-faith event of its kind in Canada. The theme chosen for 2014 conference is “Pathway to Peace”.
With free admission and lunch, and a great chance to learn and meet others from a multitude of faith and philosophical communities, it is a small and simple step by which to make this world a more peaceful and tolerant place. This year’s conference will run from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and consist of three sessions. Register at the WRC website. The entire event will be streamed live with video/audio on 28 September 2014, beginning at 10:00 EST.