Topic is set for 3rd World Religions Conference in DC this weekend

Is universal compassion the core human value?

The World Religions Conference (WRC) is an 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.

The third annual World Religions Conference goes at KPAC Saturday, September 14 starting at 1pm.

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Dawson Creek event coordinator Basheer Islam says for 40 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 in Canada.

“As a part of our outreach, we will have a platform and dialogue in communities to help foster conversations, learning, and dialogues,” he says.

“We have been going in DC for three years now, 35 years in Canada and 100 years around the world. These seriues of events in northern Canada have been nothing but bridge building,” Islam says. 

Events are slated annually in Peace River, GP, Hay River and Yellowknife in addition to Dawson Creek. 

“They have always been well received each year with productive dialogues about core human values that help us build the next year’s conference,” he says. 

Representatives of First Nations (Theresa Gladue), Islam, the United Church and hopefully Buddhism will be speaking. The afternoon session will be moderated by Dawson Creek Mirror Managing Editor Rob Brown. 

“Religious leaders have talked about the WRC for decades around the globe, and have talked about interfaith study for years,” says Brown.

“This is just another one of those exciting community building events to learn from.” 

“Our conversation this year will be on Saturday Sept. 14 at KPAC from 1 to 2:30pm,” says Islam.

The third annual World Religions Conference goes at KPAC Saturday, September 14 starting at 1pm.


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