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Thank you to all of our participants who joined us during this unforgettable event. The goal was to bring together the various religions of the world, in an ecumenical spirit, to address the many issues facing the globe today, in the hope that it would help all of us become better human beings. That goal was reached.  

Over 2025 individuals from 84 countries around the world attended the World’s Religions after September 11 Congress. A total of 225 speakers assisted in over 8 Workshops, 18 Plenary presentations, 47 Panels and 236 Individual presentations over the course of the 5 day congress.  Additional highlights included the morning observances, the unique cultural evenings and the daily Youth and Religion workshops that drew in over 200 youth participants.   

A special thank to our sponsors who made this event possible: McGill University; A Foundation for Advancement of Arts and Sciences from India Inc.; Catholics for a Free Choice, CFFC; Hindu Mandir; Institute for Theology Beyond Boundaries ; Global Ethics and Religion Forum; Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America ( FEZANA); Christian Direction; Rights & Democracy; Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University; Canadian Jewish Council; Tourisme Montréal; Ministère du Tourisme du Québec. 

A sincere thank you to the following exhibitors: A Course in Miracles International; Association of the Triumphant Vajra; Babaji’s Kriya Yoga order of acharyas Inc; Christian Science; Harper Collins; Hartley Film Foundation; I.B.P.S. of Montreal; International Raelian Religion ; Jaina ; La science de la spiritualité; Les Editions Novalis Inc.; L’Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal; North American Hindu Association of Dharma Studies; Not-Two Is Peace; Réseau Tara Canada; The Scholar’s Choice; Wood Lake Publishing.

Plenary  Speakers
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Karen Armstrong
Gregory Baum
Janet Buckingham
Harvey Cox
Deepak Chopra
Revered Didiji, Leader of Swadhyay Parivar
Shirin Ebadi
Douglas Elliott
Akbar Ganji
Brent Hawkes
Professor Padmanabh S. Jaini
Rabbi Dow Marmur
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Rev. Donald Posterski
Rabbi David Rosen
Rosemary R. Ruether
Swami Dayananda Saraswati
H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Huston Smith
Margo Somerville
Abdolkarim Soroush
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami


Invited Speakers
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Wande Abimbola
Père Claude Grou
Rev. Dr. John Rossner
Dr. Marilyn Rossner
Sulak Sivaraksa
Inés Talamantez
Sumner B. Twiss
Venerable Dr Yifa


Please click HERE for final session schedule


Please click HERE for final plenary session schedule