Our Whole Society

Our Whole Society

Our Whole Society - Bridging the Religous - Secular Divide

What does it mean to build a “whole society”? What is the purpose of
secularism, and what are its limits? How can we re-conceptualize the role
of religion in Canadian public life? What is the role of religion and spirituality
in cultural reconciliation?

We invite you to join us and our distinguished speakers, moderators,
and guests as we explore these and other timely questions at our second
annual conference, following on “Bridging the Secular Divide: Religion and
Canadian Public Discourse,” held at McGill University in 2013. “Our Whole
Society” is sponsored by The Laurier Institution and organized by a national
inter-faith leadership committee. It will take place from March 22-24, 2015,
at the University of British Columbia’s Robson Square complex in
downtown Vancouver.

A stellar list of distinguished speakers has been assembled for the conference. They represent a diverse range of experience and opinion and will engage and educate those in attendance.

  • Dr. John G. Stackhouse, Regent College
  • Rabbi Dr. Robert Daum, Vancouver School of Theology
  • Commissioner Marie Wilson, Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Rev. Dr. James Christie, University of Winnipeg
  • Alia Hogben, Canadian Council of Muslim Women
  • Farid Rohani, The Laurier Institution,
  • Douglas Todd, The Vancouver Sun

There are three registration levels:

  1. Early-bird (effective until February 14): $95 General, $55 Students
  2. STANDARD (effective February 15 – March 14): $125 General; $70 Students
  3. LAST MINUTE (effective March 15 – March 22): $145 General; $80 Students

Please download the file linked below for a detailed essay about the conference.

For current up-to-date information please visit Our Whole Society Facebook Page

For more information and to register please contact [email protected] or leave a voicemail message at 1-416-972-9494 ext 41

Check out the March 5th article by Professor Paul Rowe in the online magazine Church for Vancouver

Available Files to Download

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