Language at Work: Speaking about Religion & Spirituality

The Centre for Spirituality at Work invites you to:

Language at Work: Speaking about Religion & Spirituality

Thurs Apr 2, 2009 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm
(Earlybird fee: Tues Mar 26)
At the Toronto Grace, near Yonge & Bloor, Toronto

Tonight, take part in a conversation with an expert about some of the benefits and pitfalls of discussing faith issues at work. Religious beliefs play a part in our daily interactions, but many people are afraid to ask questions about a co-worker's religious practices and beliefs. What different things do certain terms mean to people of different faith backgrounds? How can religion and spirituality be discussed in an informative and enriching way, without crossing the line in the workplace? Join us and bring your own questions and stories.

  • ROB BARLOW, LLB is a journalist with the CBC's National Radio Newsroom in Toronto. In a career that has spanned 30 years, he also has worked for The Canadian Press, CTV, Global-TV and written a column on religion for The London Free Press. He has studied and written much about different faiths and the impact of religion on people and events, as well as taking part in efforts to promote inter-faith dialogue and understanding. Of course, his choice of language when speaking about religion and spirituality has become intrinsic in Rob's own work. .

  • REGISTRATION Fee of $30 received by Thurs Mar 26 or $40 following. To register, mail a cheque payable to: Centre for Spirituality at Work, Box 100, 236 Guildwood Parkway, Toronto M1E 2P7. Or register and pay for this event securely and confidentially by credit card through PayPal (TBA) (having a PayPal account is no longer necessary).

If you cannot manage the full fee at this time, please register by mail and pay what you can before the earlybird date.
Cancellations: You may substitute another person for no additional fee.

  • CAR-POOLING: If you are coming from outside Toronto 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.

Bring your brochures & flyers for the networking table.


Toronto Grace Health Centre
650 Church St (near Yonge & Bloor)
Toronto, ON
43° 40' 13.026" N, 79° 22' 58.2348" W
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.