2013: Religious Freedom as Practised by Founders

33rd World Religions Conference (WRC): Held Sun Oct 06, 2013

River Run Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Largest Multi Faith Event in Canada

The 33rd World Religions Conference was successfully held on Sunday, October 06, 2013 at the River Run Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.  Scholars from various religions and philosophical traditions, numerous local and provincial leaders and over 700 guests attended the event.


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 common topic from the point of view of their respective religious traditions. 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.

With its ever-growing profile in the Waterloo/Wellington Region and Canadian society in general, the WRC has become a central meeting place for religious leaders and their communities. The conference has had the honour of being recognized by prominent figures including the Prime Minister of Canada, and the Chief Justice of Canada, in addition to dozens of other local, provincial and national leaders.

The speakers are specially sought out and invited by the organizing committee to ensure that each faith is represented by a knowledgeable scholar of that particular faith, who does justice to the topic and the religion that he or she represents.

Speaker Profiles (33rd WRC)

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 numerous other organizations.

Participating Religions and Philosophical Traditions:

Aboriginal Spirituality, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and Humanism (Atheism and Agnostics)

Theme for 2013 conference

The conference explored how founders of different religions taught and practised religious freedom. The objective of the conference was to bring scholars from different faith groups, religions, and philosophical traditions together in a spirit of peace and mutual understanding and respect.

Lunch Break:

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