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OWS 2022

 

Our Whole Society

A Virtual Conference: May 11 – 12, 2022

Please register: for free or by making a donation (recommended $20.00) at: https://bit.ly/38TgV4n

11 May 2022 , 6:00 – 7:30pm ET

“Promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief Abroad: Exploring Canada’s role”
with Dr. Shadeed UN Special Rapporteur for Religious Freedom & Belief


Held in association with the All-Party Parliamentary Interfaith Caucus

12 May 2022, 1:00 – 2:15pm ET

“The Role of Faith Communities in Fostering Unity During the Pandemic”

The pandemic has often brought out the best in Canadians, but it has also exposed and exacerbated fault lines in our society. February saw heated and sometimes bitter protests and counter-protests across our country. What is the role of faith communities in healing these divisions and fostering social cohesion and Canadian unity? How can religious institutions help us hear one another, understand one another, and respect one another even where we disagree? How will the ethics, callings, and tools of faith provide a means for Canadians to build empathy and common ground amidst many perspectives?

Moderator: Sheba Birhanu (Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs)

Speakers:

• John Longhurst (Winnipeg Free Press)
• Dr. Joanne Langley (Professor, Dalhousie University; co-Chair, COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force)
• Nina Karachi-Khaled (President, Canadian Council of Muslim Women)

2:45 – 4:00pm ET

“Roundtable: The contributions of faith communities during the pandemic”

Stories of community initiatives from across Canada