Actually, I have recommended books by Karen Armstrong and Peter Kirkwood in my Great Reads section, so I'm confident the conference will be a worthwhile event to attend if you happen to be in Brisbane in August .
Focusing on our 'shared Humanity and the place of Religion, Faith and Meaning as expressions of the human spirit', the conference has a great program hosted by a range of different speakers.
Human diversity is explored, interfaith consciousness and perspectives, spiritual expression and thinking in the 21st century, and much more.
The program suggests "Difference exist between and within religions, each offering a different question and solution to the human condition, and exemplar of the path. Yet at their core, the major spiritual traditions espouse similar ideals of one-ness, unconditional love and compassion. Many look to universal ideals ... that move individuals beyond particular boundaries..."
For full details about the event check out www.sof-in-australia.org