AGM 2019: Sunday 17 November

The Annual General Meeting of the Victoria Multifaith Society will be held from 2 pm to 4 pm on Sunday 17 November, at the Interfaith Chapel of the University of Victoria.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. John Borrows, the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School, and VMS board member. He will be speaking on “Spirituality, Justice and Indigenous Peoples”

There will be discussion and refreshments following the talk. A review of the year’s activities and discussion of future activities will take place during the 2nd half of the meeting from 3:15 to 4 pm.

Membership in VMS is $10 for those who wish to support our activities. The AGM is open to all and free of charge.

“Spirituality, Justice and Indigenous Peoples”

Indigenous spiritualities are diverse, dynamic, and innovative. They are increasingly at the heart of Canadian debates about justice, reconciliation, and identity.  They appear in discussions about residential schools and overrepresentation in child welfare and prison systems. Indigenous spiritualities animate discussions about land claims, treaties, natural resource and environmental policies, as well as movements such as Idle No More and calls to take action related to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Children. This talk will discuss how Indigenous spiritualities form an important part of our lives and landscape in Canada.

John Borrows B.A., M.A., J.D., LL.M. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Osgoode Hall Law School), LL.D. (Hons., Dalhousie, Queen’s, York & Law Society of Ontario), D.H.L. (Hons., Toronto), F.R.S.C., is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School in British Columbia. He is the 2017 Killam Prize winner in Social Sciences and the 2019 Molson Prize Winner. John is Anishinaabe/Ojibway and a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, Canada.