Making Meaning in a time of Media Polarization

May 30, 2023 - June 1, 2023
May 30, 5pm – June 1, 5:30pm, 2023
Registration fee: Students $85/ General $175 Financial aid available, contact LDKaplan@vst.edu
VancouverBC
Canada
An Inter-Religious Conference
Available via online, in-person, and hybrid formats

Conference Theme

Religious and spiritual teachers help people interpret their experiences and find meaning in their lives. This work is urgently needed in our time. Radio, television, and news groups sow polarization. Social media cultivates outrage. In the public sphere, disinformation mixes freely with information. People learn narrow understandings of religion, society, and politics.

How, then, should spiritual leaders and scholars of religion proceed? How can they offer wise guidance? Help others discern ethical paths of action? Reach out across divides in mutual understanding? Draw on scriptural and traditional resources to speak with integrity?