Experience World Religions in Toronto
Expand your understanding not only of religion but also of the world and humanity on this educational and spiritual program in the multicultural city of Toronto.
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Program No. 23155RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Religion has shaped society, history and culture for thousands of years and continues to do so today all across the world. Join Road Scholar in Toronto, one of the world’s most multicultural cities, to improve your cultural literacy and explore the world’s religions. Through insightful daily lectures with a local expert, learn about these rich traditions’ histories, founders and central teachings. Then venture out into the communities to visit sacred places with stunning architecture, witness ancient rituals and meet rabbis, imams, zen monks and others. You’ll have unique opportunities to go into greater depth and engage in conversations, ask questions, share stories and observe practices firsthand.
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Keep the Pace
Boarding transportation, climbing stairs, sitting on the floor, three hours daily of classroom time.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Observe or take part in services and ceremonies like a Hindu ritual or a Zen meditation, and visit to a Sikh Gurdwara.
  • Delve into Islam as you visit a local Mosque, witness a community at prayer and explore exhibits at the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum.
  • Explore Toronto from a unique perspective as you venture out into the community for site visits, with access to an intimate side of the city not often experienced by outsiders.
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Brian Carwana
Brian Carwana is the executive director of Encounter World Religions Centre, an educational organization that promotes religious literacy and informed understanding of cultural diversity. Through the Encounter organization, he acquired a practical education in various traditions by listening to religious leaders, observing worship and visiting houses of worship. In addition, he has a master’s from Wilfrid Laurier University and is currently working on a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Brian also sits on the steering committee for the 2018 Parliament of World Religions.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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