Brian Carwana is the Executive Director of the Encounter World Religions Centre, designated a “Gift of Service to the World” by the Parliament of World Religions in South Africa. Encounter promotes religious literacy via experiential and informational learning, bringing thousands annually to places of worship to meet communities, dialogue with leaders, and observe ritual. Brian is pursuing his PhD at the University of Toronto and has addressed numerous audiences (e.g. universities, NGOs, police, hospitals, congregations, etc.). Brian loves his work but lives for Encounter’s DISCOVERY WEEK, when 45 participants spend 7 days exploring 11 religions, held every July in Toronto.