The Centre for Spirituality at Work



Seeing, Being, Doing: Religious Worldviews in the Workplace



Monday December 6, 2004
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Metro Hall, Toronto

Today’s multicultural and interreligious environment brings the world into the workplace. Virtually all spiritual traditions to which co-workers and clients belong correspond to one of three distinct worldviews. Understanding these simple, fundamental perspectives enables you to work more effectively amidst diversity as well as to be a more discerning spiritual seeker. 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. And especially in this most sacred of seasons, take this 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 ( 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

To Register: $30 received by Wednesday December 1 or $40 following. If you cannot manage the full fee at this time, please register and pay what you can before the 1st.

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.

Location: 3rd floor of Metro Hall, 55 John St. at King St. W. of University Ave, beside Roy Thomson Hall across from the Royal Alex & Princess of Wales theatres. Check the room listings at the top of the escalator. St. Andrew subway station. The lowest priced parking lots are on Wellington St. west of John St.

And you're welcome to bring your brochures and business cards for the networking table.

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