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Our Whole Society: Bridging the Religious – Secular Divide:

The Canadian Council of Churches in conjunction with the Laurier Institution is presenting this conference, March 22-24 at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver.

The questions to be discussed include:

  • What does it mean to build a “whole society”?
  • What is the purpose of secularism, and what are its limits?
  • What is the role of religion and spirituality in cultural reconciliation?

A stellar list of distinguished speakers has been assembled for the conference. They represent a diverse range of expertise, experience and opinion.  

  • 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:

    Early-bird (effective until February 14): $95 General, $55 Students

    STANDARD (effective February 15 – March 14): $125 General; $70 Students

    LAST MINUTE (effective March 15 – March 22): $145 General; $80 Students

For more information and to register please contact or leave a voicemail message at 1-416-972-9494.

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Check out Professor Paul Rowe's article in the March 5th issue of Church for Vancouver online magazine.