Stained Glass Urbanism Launch: World Urban Forum (Past Event)

Date + Time

Wed, 21 June 2006
7:00 PM

Quick Summary

The World Urban Forum, hosted by the Canadian government, is the world’s most prominent forum for conversations on urban development, sustainability and renewal. In June 2006 the World Urban Forum was convened in Vancouver. At the event Cardus launched
Stained Glass Urbanism

a long-term Research Project which will research faith communities and the significant contribution they make to renewal and sustainability of urban spaces.

Details

In an interview with Time magazine a teenager from Camden once remarked, “All the kids I grew up with are either dead, in jail, blown away by drugs, or freaked out on Jesus”. These are real alternatives, in real cities – yet the relationship between the Church and city governments has remained a reluctant and hesitant one. The government of Ontario recently pledged $3 million to urban churches to end gun violence. Governments and administra-tions can no longer afford to ignore the depression in our cities, nor the incredible untold stories of a partnership with the communities of faith and hope in their midst.

We are joining those already telling those stories. On June 21st Cardus launched its continuing research program on institutional religion and urban revitalization - Stained Glass Urbanism - at the United Nations World Urban Forum.

Date + Time

Wed, 21 June 2006
7:00 PM

Location

Terminal City Club
Vancouver, British Columbia