39th World Religions Conference

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 (12:30 pm ~ 5:45 pm) 

Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall, University of Waterloo                   

Theme: How to Establish a Just Society [View Promotional Video]

Canada's Largest Multi Faith Event

View Entire Conference video as it was live streamed here

The 39th World Religions Conference was successfully held on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Humanities Theatre, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  Scholars from various religions and philosophical traditions participated. 

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 39 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 Canada's largest and longest running event of its kind!

The conference has a long tradition for bringing together renowned scholars for a deep and thought-provoking exchange of ideas. The event aims to explore the teachings and practices 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 the society.

Participating Religions and Philosophical Traditions:

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

Speakers and Partner Organizations:

The 39th World Religions Conference was held on September 22, 2019 at the University of Waterloo. The conference has been organized in Canada since 1981. It has a long tradition for bringing together renowned scholars for a deep and thought-provoking exchange of ideas. The event aims to explore the teachings and practices 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 the society.

Theme: How To Establish A Just Society

The theme selected for this year's conference was "How to Establish a Just Society". In the current age, there is a sharpened awareness of the so many injustices happening around us. Scholars from various faiths and philosophies took on this daunting task to present the unique perspectives offered by their respective traditions in establishing a just society.

Date of Event: Sunday, September 22, 2019. 12:30pm to 5:45pm
Venue: Humanities Theatre, University of Waterloo

 

A more-detailed program can be viewed here: Program (39th WRC).

Entire Live Streamed Video can be viewed here.

 

 

For more info call:  1-877-INFO-WRC