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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Posted on April 11, 2016

Joe McMorrow and Catherine Caufield: Canada’s Small Towns Can Make Refugees Feel at Home (Edmonton Journal; April 7, 2016)

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Posted on April 11, 2016

Muslim Calgarian’s anti-ISIL rap video racks up 2.6 million views in one week (Calgary Herald; March 31, 2016)

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In Memoriam Posted on April 11, 2016

On March 31st our colleague and friend Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad departed this life. Mumtaz was an International Fellow of the Ronning Centre, contributing to our work over the last seven years. Many of our friends benefited from his lectures at Augustana, on the north campus and throughout campus Alberta. Mumtaz was Executive Director of …

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New books from Dr. Michael Higgins Posted on April 4, 2016

Michael Higgins publishes two new books with Novalis. Click on the titles for more information: Jean Vanier: Logician of the Heart and The Unquiet Monk: Thomas Merton’s Questing Faith.

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Posted on April 4, 2016

Syrian Alawites distance themselves from Assad (BBC News; April 3, 2016)

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Posted on April 4, 2016

Majority of indigenous Canadians remain Christians despite residential schools (The Current with Anna Maria Tremonte, CBC Radio; April 1, 2016)

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Posted on April 4, 2016

India court says women have ‘fundamental right’ to enter temples (BBC News; April 1, 2016)

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Posted on April 4, 2016

The Gender Gap in Religion Around the World (Pew Research Centre; March 22, 2016)

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Public Space and the Culture of Amnesia Posted on March 29, 2016

A chapter from David Goa’s A Regard on Creation has been re-published, in Romanian translation, by the University of Oradea in an anthology with the title Bisercia Si Societatea (Church and Society).

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Posted on March 29, 2016

Who are Pakistan’s Christians? (BBC News; March 28, 2016)

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Posted on March 29, 2016

Why many Christians in China have turned to underground churches (BBC News; March 26, 2016)

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