World Religions Conference
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The World Religions Conference is a multi-faith conference typically held annually throughout many countries of the world. It is organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. This conference was envisioned by the Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the 1890s. The intention for this conference was to provide a forum for scholars of various faith groups to express the beauties of their respective faiths in a peaceful and friendly atmosphere.
World Religions Conference (WRC) of Canada
In Canada, the World Religions Conference has been organized by the Canadian branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community with the cooperation of several cities, academic institutions, faith-based associations, student clubs and numerous other organizations for over 3 decades. It has held in various cities and communities throughout Canada. The most significant and largest WRC has been held in Waterloo, Ontario.
The World Religions Conference (WRC) of Canada is a 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. For thirty years, the WRC of Canada has served as an forum for different religious and ethnic communities to gather in the spirit of tolerance, peace, cooperation, and understanding. The WRC serves the purpose of educating members of the community regarding interesting and relevant topics by providing a platform where all major religions can pool their collective wisdom and teachings regarding the topic. WRC Canada has seen significant improvement in organizational standards, quality of content, and attendance in recent years. Many consider Waterloo WRC as the largest multi-faith event of its kind in Canada.
WRC has become a central meeting place for religious leaders and their communities in Waterloo and Southern Ontario. The conference has had the honour of being noted by prominent figures including the Governor General of Canada, the Prime Minister of Canada, and the Chief Justice of Canada, in addition to dozens of other local, provincial and national leaders.