36th World Religions Conference : End-of-Life Decisions

Canada's Largest Multi-Faith Event

Successfully held on Sunday November 20, 2016  

The theme of the conference this year was “End-of-Life Decisions: Faith-based perspectives”. With an increasingly­aging population, members of our society are often faced with difficult decisions regarding end-of-life. With new legislation in place, decisions such as euthanasia, physician­ assisted suicide, treatment withdrawal raise complex questions. This year's theme aims to discuss the guidance various faiths and philosophies offer regarding end­of-life decisions. Our hope is that this mutual exploration will raise awareness of end-of-life challenges and encourage better understanding of the different perspectives, while paving the way to common approaches to address these challenges.

Participating Religions and Philosophical Traditions:

Aboriginal Spirituality, Baha'i Faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, and Humanism (Atheism and Agnostics)


J. G. Hagey Hall (Humanities Theatre), University of Waterloo


The World Religions Conference (WRC) is a multi-faith event which brings together well-known scholars from the world’s major religions to speak on a topic from the perspective of their religious or philosophical beliefs.  The conference has a long tradition of gathering different communities in  a spirit  of  tolerance,  peace,  cooperation,  and  understanding.  It  aims to promote mutual education on contemporary topics by providing a platform where major religions and philosophies can pool their collective wisdom and teachings regarding topics of interest. With free admission, lunch, and an opportunity to meet others from a multitude of faiths and philosophies, it is a small and simple step by which to make this world a more peaceful and tolerant place.

The premier organizer and sponsor of the event is Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada. Cooperation and partnership includes several cities, academic institutions, faith based associations, student clubs and many other organizations.

For more info call:  1-877-INFO-WRC (1-877-463-6972)

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