Calgary City Soul Public Launch (Past Event)

Date + Time

October 11, 2011

Quick Summary

Cardus invites you to the release of a comprehensive study on the impact of institutions of faith on Calgary's civic core. This multi-faith study was assigned to the Arlington Group, and their report on the role of Calgary's many faiths in our society will be released on October 11. In addition, Cardus will present its recommendations to City Council.

Details

Cardus invites you to the release of a comprehensive study on the impact of institutions of faith on Calgary's civic core—at 4 p.m. on October 11, 2011 at Calgary City Hall.

The event, which will conclude by 5:45 p.m. in the large banquet room located in the southeast corner on the main floor of new City Hall, will also feature the Calgary debut of Cardus's newest Senior Fellow, Father Raymond de Souza. A native Calgarian, Father de Souza will be familiar to many Calgarians through his regular column in the National Post. He is also a parish priest in Kingston, ON, and chaplain at Queen's University.

Three years ago, Cardus—a think tank dedicated to the renewal of social architecture—first began to examine the role of institutions of faith both practically and in terms of civic aesthetic in Calgary. This triggered a process that led to the examination of Calgary's new Centre City Plan, and to Phase One of the Calgary City Soul project, an inventory of physical worship spaces in Calgary's centre city.

This inventory, in turn, led to Phase Two: an examination of the possible social and civic impacts that could result from the Centre City Plan's omission of a formal future role for institutions of faith within the city core. This multi-faith study was assigned to the Arlington Group, and their report on the role of Calgary's many faiths in our society will be released on October 11. In addition, Cardus will present its recommendations to City Council.

This is a public and multi-faith event designed to provide meaningful, professional input and creative feedback to a process and a project of interest and benefit to Calgarians of all faith backgrounds and also to those with no faith affiliation.

Date + Time

October 11, 2011

Location

Calgary City Hall
800 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta
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