The EFC participates in a group called the Canadian Interfaith Conversation
, which gathers representatives of 62 faith communities and faith-based organizations who believe people of faith can contribute positively to the benefit of all people in Canadian society. The group holds a major conference every couple of years, with the next one May 7-9, 2023
Our Whole Society: Finding Common Ground in a Time of Polarization
. Explore how to address the causes of division within our society and how to foster dialogue, justice and find common ground in Canadian civil society along with academic, community & religious leaders.
Martin Luther University College federated with Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ont.
Details and registration: bit.ly/3R3d0UR
(in-person or limited access online). The early-bird rate is $99 by Feb. 28 (for two days of keynote addresses, seminars, workshops and lunches). Starting March 1 cost rises to $125. Student rate is $65.
Miroslav Volf, Kathleen Wynne, John Milloy, Carmen Celestini, Ahmed Al-Rawi and Jaspreet Bal. EFC Senior Ambassador Bruce J. Clemenger will also be one of the speakers.
The conference will be the fifth in a series about the changing role of religion in a pluralistic Canadian society. Previously held in Montreal (2013), Vancouver (2015), Ottawa (2017) and 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 Canadian thinkers and writers such as John Ralston Saul, John Borrows, Marie Wilson, Daniel Weinstock and Bob Rae.