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The Global Village: Our Responsibility to Engage Conference

Event Date: 
October 8, 2015 - 8:30am - 9:00pm
A forward-looking conference with speakers from across the world to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Vatican II Document "Nostra Aetate (In our time)."
  • Day Conference: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Evening Program: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2015
For more information and to register for the conference, please click here
The 1960’s were a time of social revolution and paradigm shifts. They were also the venue for the Second Vatican Council, a space that shaped the way in which Roman Catholics, and Christians in general, understand their interaction with the world at large.
One of this council’s best-known documents, the Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions Nostra Aetate, encouraged Christians to look outwards and engage in meaningful and productive dialogue with people from other faith traditions.
On October 8th, 2015, The conference The Global Village: Our Responsibility to Engage (R2E) will be celebrating this revolutionary document by extending the challenge of connection and engagement to us all: it provides an opportunity for us to work together to define what kind of a society we want to develop.
The organizing committee of R2E has tried to create a conference that presents the concept of engagement both as a principle and as a process. Morning speakers include Prof. Mary Boys and Mr. Hugh Segal discussing the importance of the concept of respectful engagement. The afternoon will feature topic specific breakout sessions (finance, the boreal forest, homelessness, identity) as well as a panel discussion about how religion can influence social policy.
University of St. Michael's College
Brennan Hall
81 St. Mary Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4


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