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Encounter World Religions promotes religious pluralism, where people of diverse religious, spiritual and secular identities live and thrive in harmony with one another. 

We strive to create a better world by fostering religious literacy to help people understand the world’s religious traditions and how they impact our relationships and our societies.


Religious literacy helps us all be sensitive to the needs, perspectives and practices of others and provides a foundation for authentic, compassionate connection. Through engaging training programs, rich, experiential learning, and insightful conversations, Encounter helps workplaces, schools, community groups and individuals develop the religious literacy we all need to better understand our colleagues, neighbours, and even the evening news.

Workplace Programs

Customizable religious literacy programs developed for organizations.


Programs developed for students, Universities/Colleges and educators/school staff.


Programs developed for Individuals and community groups


This immersive experience invites you to encounter amazing places and unique experiences. 



of Discovery Week participants said the experience exceeded expectations


of participants from a major Canadian police force would recommend Encounter’s series on religions to others


of City of Waterloo staff who participated in our Workplace program said the session was helpful for understanding religion in a work context


Road Scholar participants would recommend our online programs to a friend


of CCDI participants in our Religiously Literate Leader said they found the content relevant to their work.


The ReligionsGeek Blog


Brian is the Executive Director of Encounter World Religions and the self declared Religions Geek. His greatest passion is teaching about religion, ethno-religious diversity and what that diversity means in our modern workplaces, schools and societies. Over the past 20 years, through the various programs delivered by Encounter, Brian has helped thousands of people understand more about religious, spiritual and secular identities in ways that help them be a better leader, colleague, neighbour and friend.

If you are looking for a fascinating learning experience taught by
an outstanding instructor, this program is for you.
- Mark Bender, Boca Raton


We are honoured to work with the following organizations. 

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