Theme (36th WRC)
End-of-Life Decisions : Faith-Based Perspectives
The 36th World Religions Conference was held on November 20, 2016 at the Humanities Theatre, University of Waterloo, Ontario. The theme chosen is "End-of-Life Decisions : Faith-Based Perspectives"
The theme of the conference this year is “End-of-Life Decisions: Faith-based perspectives”. With an increasingly aging 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.