The EFC participates in a group called the Canadian Interfaith Conversation, which gathers representatives of 41 faith communities and faith-based organizations who believe that people of faith can contribute positively to the benefit of all people in Canadian society. The group held a multifaith conference on the place of religion in Canadian society in Toronto, April 28-30, 2019: Our Whole Society: Identity and Common Ground in an Age of Transition
The conference was the fourth in a series about the changing role of religion in a pluralistic Canadian society. Previously held in Montreal (2013), Vancouver (2015), and Ottawa (2017), and now taking place in Toronto (2019), the gathering brings together leading thinkers from all sectors of society to create a space for meaningful exploration, where a variety of insights can shed light on the place and contribution of religion in a secular age. Past speakers have included leading Canadian thinkers and writers such as: John Ralston Saul, John Borrows, Marie Wilson, and Daniel Weinstock.
The three sub-themes this year were: Rethinking Identity, Addressing Extremism and Polarization, and Technology, Values and Society. A variety of experts made presentations, including three keynote speakers: the Hon. Bob Rae, Dr. Solange LeFebvre, and Dr. Michael Ruse.
Video recordings and reports from the event are now available at www.interfaithconversation.ca/2019/resources