What does it mean to build a “whole society”? What is the purpose of secularism, and what are its limits? How can we re-conceptualize the role of religion in Canadian public life? What is the role of religion and spirituality in cultural reconciliation?
These and other questions were explored at our second annual conference, March 22-24, 2015, at the University of British Columbia’s Robson Square complex in downtown Vancouver. This followed the original incarnation of Our Whole Society, “Bridging the Secular Divide: Religion and Canadian Public Discourse,” held at McGill University in 2013. “Our Whole Society” 2015 was sponsored by The Laurier Institution and organized by a national inter-faith leadership committee.
Read “We need a new conversation on religion and secularism in Canada,” by Geoff Cameron of principal researcher with the Baha’i Community of Canada, and CCC General Secretary Karen Hamilton. PDF version. En français.