Meeting Minutes - Brian Carwana: Landscape of World Religions - Sept. 5th. 2019
Past-President Martin Alderwick chaired today’s meeting and he welcomed all present. He introduced and welcomed three guests: Bob Denene, Chris Henry and Martin Wagner.
Announcements Activities – Ray Biffis - Valentine’s Day dinner is being planned at the Symposium Restaurant on Feb. 14th, 2020. - Cabaret at the Village-on-the-Arboretum is open for those who wish to purchase tickets for the event on November, 21st to 23rd.
Coffee – Andy Curtis - Next Thurs., September 12th, @ 10:00 am coffee will be at the Boathouse and the alternative meeting location is the Airpark Café which is open again.
John Sneyd introduced the guest speaker, Mr Brian Carwana speaking on Landscape of World Religions
Bio: Brian Carwana - Landscape of World Religions Brian is the Executive Director of the Encounter World Religions Centre, an educational organization that teaches religious literacy and has reached over 100,000 people. Encounter teaches religion via its people, places, practices and philosophies, especially through our Discovery Week which explores 11 religions through classes and visits in one experiential program. Brian is pursuing his PhD at the University of Toronto and also sits on the Steering Committee for the Parliament of World Religions in Toronto.
Presentation: This talk offers a map for understanding some of the world's major religions and where they sit in relation to one another. Not a catalogue of dates and names, the presentation looks at the underlying perspectives and implicit assumptions that shape how religions see the ultimate, the world, and human nature.