The Centre for Spirituality at Work



Seeing, Being, Doing: Religious Worldviews in the Workplace



Wednesday April 26, 2006, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
University of Guelph

Today's multicultural and multifaith environment brings the world into the workplace. Your co-workers and clients belong to spiritual traditions which virtually all correspond to one of three distinct worldviews. Understanding these three simple, fundamental perspectives enables you to work more effectively amidst religious diversity as well as to be a more discerning spiritual seeker in your own life. In this fascinating and enlightening presentation you will discover a framework for relating and communicating more effectively with people of cultures, beliefs and spiritual paths different from your own. Learn how the worldviews of co-workers and clients are shaped by the world's great religions. Do take this unique opportunity to deepen your appreciation of the holy in our rich, multifaith culture.

JW Windland is a comparative mythologist and founding director of the ENCOUNTER WORLD RELIGIONS CENTRE (, one of our associated organizations. For the past thirty years JW has been passionately involved in experiencing the world's religions firsthand. In addition to his academic background in religious studies, JW regularly attends mosques, synagogues, pow-wows, gurdwaras, churches, temples, and covens as a testimony to his interest and love for the world's great religions. This background gives JW a personal perspective that is truly unique and tangible. He has established genuine friendships with and within these faith groups, joined in their rituals, and introduced literally thousands of people to these diverse communities. JW is an expert in interreligious dialogue and in creating comfort across religious and cultural divides. He brings a familiarity and a deep knowledge of the diverse communities and traditions that make up the North American mosaic. You can reach JW at

REGISTRATION: $30 received by Thursday April 20 or $40 following. If you cannot manage the full fee at this time, please register and pay what you can before the 20th. Send your name, workplace, address, phone number and e-mail address to To pay by VISA , send the name embossed on your card, the number, and expiry date. For security reasons, you may want to divide the card number into two separate e-mails or leave it in a message, 24/7, at 416-482-9175. Seeds of Hope is the transaction that will appear on your statement. Or mail cheques or VISA details to: Centre for Spirituality at Work, Box 100, 162 Spruce St., Toronto M5A 2J5. Cancellations: You may substitute another person for no additional fee.

CAR-POOLING: If you are coming from outside Guelph and can give a ride or need a ride, please contact Rita Reid-Smith at She will connect possible car-poolers so that hopefully everyone who wants to attend is able to. We suggest that each passenger contribute $5.00 each way to the driver.

LOCATION: University of Guelph, in the Conference Hall just inside the main doors of the University Centre building. This large grey building is directly ahead when you enter the university grounds from the north side of Stone Road just east of Gordon Street, about 12 km north of the Brock Road exit from Hwy 401. Gordon St. is a continuation of Brock Rd. northbound, becomes Norfolk St. in the centre of town, and is called Woolwich St. in the north end of Guelph. Parking is free after office hours at meters and in the visitors' lot.

Remember to bring your brochures, flyers and business cards for the networking table.

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