Program (39th WRC)

Sunday, September 22, 2019

J. G. Hagey Hall (Humanities Theatre), University of Waterloo

THEME: How to Establish a Just Society


12:30p Doors Open
          — Welcome and Registration
          — Visit to World Religions Displays

12:50p Opening World Religions Multi Media Presentation

1:00p Welcome by the Presiding Chair
          — Angela Vieth, Councillor City of Waterloo

1:02p Opening Reading from a Holy Scripture

1:05p Opening Ceremony
          — Introduction of Speakers and Dignitaries
          — Unveiling of the World Religions Conference Plaque
          — Singing of O'Canada - National Anthem of Canada

1:16p Introductory Remarks
          — Lal Khan Malik, National President,
              Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada

1:19p Speaker’s Introductory Teaser Remarks

1:20p — Hinduism: Swami Chaitanya Jyoti – Kitchener
1:22p — Christianity: Revd Preston Parsons – Kitchener
1:24p — Judaism: Dr. Michael Grand - Guelph
1:26p — Indigenous Religions: Malcolm Saulis - Ottawa
1:28p — Islam: Imam Imtiaz Ahmed – Toronto
1:30p — Humanism: Doug Thomas - Elmira
1:32p — Sikhism: Navdeep Singh - Cambridge

1:34p Messages and Greetings from Guest Dignitaries

- [Names To Be Announced]

1:50p Break Time and Social Interactions
— Complimentary Refreshments

THEME SESSION - "How to Establish a Just Society"

Speakers present his/her view of their respective faith on the theme (13 minutes each). Each presentation will be followed by a presentation of recitation from the Holy Scriptures (3 minutes).

2:15p Introduction to the Theme Session — Moderator

2:18p Hindu Perspective — Swami Chaitanya Jyoti
2:31p Hindu Holy Scripture Recitation — Hindu Community

2:34p Christian Perspective — Revd Dr. Preston Parsons
2:47p Christian Holy Scripture Recitation — Christian Community

2:50p Judaic Perspective — Dr. Michael Grand
3:03p Jewish Holy Scripture Recitation — Jewish Community

3:06p Indigenous Perspective — Prof. Malcolm Saulis
3:19p Indigenous Holy Scripture Recitation — Indigenous Community

3:22p Islamic Perspective — Imam Imtiaz Ahmed
3:35p Islamic Holy Scripture Recitation — Muslim Community

3:38p Humanist Perspective — Doug Thomas
3:51p Presentation of Secular Principles — Humanist Community

3:54p Sikh Perspective — Navdeep Singh
4:07p Sikh Holy Scripture Recitation — Sikh Community

4:10p Coffee Break — Complimentary Refreshments and Social



4:40p Introduction to the Q/A Session — Moderator

4:42p Open Question & Answer Session
         — with all speakers of different faiths and philosophies

5:40p Vote of Thanks - Recognition of Speakers and Volunteers
         — Nomaan Mubashir, President WRC Organizing Committee

5:42p Closing Remarks — Moderator & Chair

5:44p Silent Multi-Faith Prayer — All Faiths

5:45p Dinner and Social

6:00p Dinner and Social

(* The order of presentations was determined via random draw at the last World Religions Conference, held Sept 16, 2018)



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