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2024 VST Interreligious Conference

Sacred Arts in a Pluralistic Society

Sacred Arts in a Pluralistic Society

An Inter-Religious Conference
May 21 – 23, 2024
Vancouver School of Theology

Attend in person or via Zoom
Access recordings through June 30

The creative visual, musical, literary, and performing arts help shape ideas and beliefs. Sometimes, art can communicate more quickly, powerfully, and universally than words can. Within spiritual traditions, arts express stories, attitudes, and emotions. Teachers use arts to introduce their traditions, express diversity, and create community. Politicians use the arts to communicate their relationship with religion. Religious critics and innovators use the arts to point traditions in new directions. At this conference, we will explore a broad understanding of religious and spiritual art.

The 2024 Conference is gratefully accepting submissions of papers until February 28, 2024. Please see the information linked below: 


Register by May 14 for in-person (includes lunch both days)
Register by May 20 for Zoom (session recordings available through June 30)

Watch for registration information coming soon! 

Keynote Lecture

Sacred Technologies: Calligraphy and Illumination in Practice

Georgia Angelopoulos
Lettering Artist

Wednesday May 22, 7–8:30 pm
Free and open to the public