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Why the Faith: Ottawa Finale

Date: November 24, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Ottawa Office (and virtual)

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In Person & Virtual

We toured Canada, heard from over 200 voices from faith communities in eight different cities, and now we want to share what we heard. 

As the final event in our “Why the Faith?” tour, we are unveiling new polling from the Angus Reid Partnership and Cardus which paints a picture of the past, present, and future of spirituality across the country. The data is intended to equip faith leaders and communities, and strengthen their role as social institutions in society. 

Join us for a conversation about the changing nature of faith in Canada and what exactly this means for public life. In building a greater, more nuanced understanding of the journey of faith of our communities and fellow Canadians, perhaps we can be better prepared in finding our footing as we seek the common good among institutions, government, and society. 

Our panel discussion will be moderated by Rev. Dr. Andrew Bennett, Program Director for Faith Communities at Cardus. We look forward to hearing from our panelists:

  • Dr. Jaspreet Kaur Bal, Ontario Vice President, World Sikh Organization
  • Cari Kozierok, Executive Director, Ve’ahavta
  • Janet Noel-Annable, CEO, Christian Horizons

Questions we will explore include:

  • Do we still rely on religious communities to care for refugees and immigrants? For caring for the poor?
  • How are religious communities addressing political differences?
  • What kinds of polarization are we seeing among youth regarding religion?
  • And more.