Interfaith Event: NAINConnect Conference, Toronto, Canada – Call For Papers

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NAIN Connect 2013 Call for Proposals/Papers


Theme: “In Diversity is Our Strength”

The 25th Anniversary NAIN Connect will be held August 11-14, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario,
Canada, hosted by the Toronto Area Interfaith Council. Proposals are invited for
workshops, panel presentations, audio-visuals related to the conference theme: “In
Diversity is Our Strength”.

Possible topic areas include:
 Beyond tolerance: celebrating diversity and difference
 Challenges of difference and diversity: confronting structures of inequality
 Challenges of diversity within our faith communities
 Creating intercultural/multi-cultural communities
 Diversity/spirituality in the workplace/school
 Engaging and integrating young adults in interfaith work
 Globalization and economic justice: faith community& interfaith responses
 Indigenous spirituality and justice
 Interfaith and ecological justice
 Interfaith and immigration issues
 Interfaith response to human rights issues
 Living as faithful people in a secular and materialist society
 NAIN at 25 – gifts, challenges, vision; what have we learned?
 Practices of faith in interfaith contexts: prayer, liturgical movement, (dance), music
 Religion and civic engagement
 Social media/new technology (values and balance)
 Ways to introduce and engage people new to interfaith dialogue.

Please send a proposal of 300-500 words, including title, brief description, format and supporting technical needs by April 1, 2013 by e-mail or mail to: Fredelle Brief  – fbrief@gmail.com or 96 St. Patrick Street, Unit 1710, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1V2.

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