World Faiths will deliberate on Protecting the Environment

    Scholars of 8 World Religions and Philosophical Traditions will gather in

    27th World Religions Conference in Canada

    University of Waterloo, November 24, 2007 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    WATERLOO, Nov. 22 /CNW/ - Every year this event assembles people from
diverse faith communities to promote mutual understanding, respect, cohesion,
and fraternity among all members of the human family.
    The Conference is expected to have an attendance of over 800. It is
organized by the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam of Canada with the cooperation
and partnership of the City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener, University of
Waterloo and over 20 other organizations and faith groups. The World Religions
Conference is now the largest inter-faith event of its kind in Canada.
    The theme of this year's conference "How Religion Can Protect the
Environment", will serve as the forum of deliberations at this year's day
long, open to public, event. Environmental pollution is considered by many
scientists to be the most serious threat facing the world today. Do faith
groups and religions have a role to play in protecting the environment?
    Renowned speakers will be representing the Christian, Jewish, Aboriginal
Spiritual, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist Humanists (Atheist and Agnostic) and Islamic
perspectives on this subject. Religious organizations will present spiritual
presentations of poems and songs and set up a World Religions Exhibition.
    Mr. David Imrie, an eminent News Reporter from CTV will preside and
moderate the conference.
    Several local, provincial and national members of parliament and leaders
of Canada, including regional chair Mr. Ken Seiling of Waterloo, Mayor Brenda
Halloran of Waterloo, and Mayor Carl Zehr of the City of Kitchener are
scheduled to attend and deliver greetings to the delegates and speakers of
this event.
    Complimentary lunch and dinner will be provided. Admission is free. For
details visit

For further information:

For further information: Nabeel A. Rana, Chief Planning Officer, World
Religions Conference, Toll Free: 1-877-INFO-WRC, Email:

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