Theme (33rd WRC)

Religious Freedom as Practised by Founders

of Sikhism, Humanism, Aboriginals, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity

Each year the conference explores a new theme. This year's theme, Religious Freedom as Practised by Founders is inspired by the recent inauguration of Canada's “Office of Religious Freedom”, recognizing that freedom of religion including the ability to worship, or not-worship, in peace and security is a universal human right. The conference aims to explore the teachings and practises of the founders of different religious and philosophical traditions, with the hope that such mutual exploration will encourage better understanding and promote harmonious co-existence among the members of Canada's cultural mosaic.