Greetings from Chief of Police (38th WRC)
Office of the Chief of Police
Bryan M. Larkin
Waterloo Regional Police Service
To All Attendees
On behalf of the Waterloo Regional Police Service, I am delighted to welcome you all to the 38th World Religions Conference, the largest multi-faith event of its kind in Canada. With scholars from nine different faiths and philosophical traditions represented here today, this truly is an event worthy of praise. Praise, because gatherings like this promote peace and harmony while strengthening relationships in our community.
The conference is a chance for everyone, regardless of your religion or faith, to come together and share thought-provoking dialogue that will create educated discussion. It's a chance for all of us to recognize that it is our differences that unite us and make us stronger. It's a chance to celebrate, accept and expand our knowledge on these differences. By working together and by recognizing all of our unique beliefs, we make our country stronger, safer an one that is admired around the world.
We are very blessed to live in a place where different beliefs and faiths are not only recognized, but are respected. It is events such as this that help bring awareness to the importance of acceptance and understanding so we can continue to live in harmony with each other. Throughout this event you will hear from renowned scholars on many different topics and I encourage you to join in on the conversation, share your views, and continue to working together to ensure everyone feels safe to worship and share their own personal beliefs.
I'd like to express my sincere thanks to all organizers, faculty, staff and volunteers, without whom this conference would not have been possible. And I thank all attendees for coming here today and for your dedication and commitment to make our country one where people can continue to live in peace and unity.
Bryan M. Larkin
Chief of Polce
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