In the News – Patience Posted on May 16, 2016

In Praise of Patience (Aeon; May 14, 2016)

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In the News – Women Deacons Posted on May 16, 2016

Putting Pope Francis on the couch about women deacons (Crux; May 14, 2016)

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In the News – Canadian Muslims Posted on May 16, 2016

Why Canadian Muslims seem happier than British ones (BBC News; May 5, 2016)

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In the News – Atheism Posted on May 16, 2016

Atheist pastor sparks debate by ‘irritating the church into the 21st century’ (The Guardian; April 24, 2016)

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“Crossing an Ocean of Indifference”: Refugees and the Summons to Canadians Posted on May 10, 2016

Mary Jo Leddy, founder of Romero House, will be offering the 2016 Joint Lecture at the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences annual Congress. Romero House provides transitional housing and settlement services for refugee claimants through a model of accompaniment. For details on the lecture see poster here.

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New publications from Dr. Amyn Sajoo Posted on May 9, 2016

Dr. Sajoo, Scholar-in-Residence with the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures, Simon Fraser University, has new publications. Click on the links below for more information: “The Fog of Extremism: Governance, Identity, and Minstrels of Exclusion.” Social Inclusion 4.2 (2016): 26-39. The Shi’i World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity. London: I.B. Tauris, …

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In the News – Anti-Christian Persecution Posted on May 9, 2016

Facing an ugly truth about anti-Christian persecution (Crux; May 5, 2016)  

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In the News – Assisted Dying Debate Posted on May 9, 2016

Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Liberal MP, Votes Against Motion To Shut Down Assisted Dying Debate (HuffPost; May 5, 2016)

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Weeping for the Land: Spiritual Perspectives on and Strategies for Healing an Ailing Planet Posted on May 2, 2016

On Thursday May 12, 2016 the the Edmonton Interfaith Centre is hosting a Dialogue Day at the Garneau United Church (11148 – 84 Avenue) from 10 AM (registration) to 4 PM. For more information see poster here.

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Posted on May 2, 2016

Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies at 94 (New York Times; April 30, 2016)

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Posted on May 2, 2016

The Catholic church must find the money for residential school victims (Globe and Mail; April 30, 2016)

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Posted on May 2, 2016

Will Turkey bid farewell to secularism? (Al-Monitor; April 27, 2016)

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Posted on May 2, 2016

Remove religious garb? ‘Kippa debate’ in France sends defiant message (Christian Science Monitor; January 16, 2016)

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Special Topics in Diversity: Faith and Culture Posted on April 25, 2016

Scheduled for: Friday August 26th, 2016 @ 4:30 PM

August 22–26, 2016 David Goa will be offering an intensive week-long course from 8:30am to 4:30pm at St. Stephen’s College, University of Alberta. The course will focus on increasing multicultural competence and building skills for interfaith communication and interdisciplinary collaboration. Registration deadline is July 22, 2016. For more information, see poster here.

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Posted on April 25, 2016

Understanding the Zionist Religion (The Walrus; April 22, 2016)

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Posted on April 25, 2016

Why are men less religious than women? (The Telegraph; April 15, 2016)

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Posted on April 25, 2016

Even conservatives can differ on religious freedom (The Economist; April 14, 2016)

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Posted on April 25, 2016

How did we end up here? (London Review of Books; April 5, 2016)

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Posted on April 11, 2016

This is Not The Way Popes Speak: Francis Argues for People Over Rules (Michael Higgins; Globe and Mail; April 11, 2016)

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Posted on April 11, 2016

Pope Francis Urges Compassion for all in Landmark Statement on Family Values (The Guardian; April 8, 2016)

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