Canada: RDC with Ahmadiyya Muslim community organize World Religious Conference

RDC is partnering with the Ahmadiyya Muslim community from Calgary to present Monday’s event.  It will feature speakers representing a number of different religions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Muslim and, for the first time, Atheism.

Source: 1067thedrive.fm

YOU ARE INVITED: Monday’s conference is free to attend. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the event getting underway at 6 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre.

World Religious Conference Canada

At a time where religious beliefs are at the heart of some of the world’s biggest conflicts, an event at Red Deer College Monday aims to help shed light on the subject.

The Humanities and Social Sciences Department is hosting its ninth annual World Religions Conference. It will feature speakers representing a number of different religions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Muslim and, for the first time, Atheism.

Doctor Guillermo Barron, Philosophy Instructor at RDC, says knowing more about different religions can help eliminate fears many people have over them.

“When we’re afraid, that’s the easiest time for us to demonize the other people on the other side of the fence or the other side of the ocean,” Barron suggests. “We have to take a firm stand against threats such as terrorism, but that doesn’t mean casting everbody on the other side of the fence as a terrorist.”

RDC is partnering with the Ahmadiyya Muslim community from Calgary to present Monday’s event. Barron feels religion is something Red Deerians have a hunger to learn more about, especially in light of recent events around the world.

“Maybe some people are suspicious of other religions, but most people are open,” he says.

Monday’s conference is free to attend. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the event getting underway at 6 p.m. at the RDC Arts Centre.

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Guillermo Barron

1 reply

  1. I had the honor to be in the audience of the conference. It was very heartwarming to see Red Deer citizens to come out in such a large number to attend the conference. The 550 capacity auditorium was full to the capacity and there were people standing outside who couldn’t get in. The message given unanimously from all the participating religions was that no religion condone violence. It’s a result of sick mindset and has nothing to do with religion.

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