Cardus Social Cities Releases The Future Conditions of the City
This month the Social Cities program released its third report on Religion and the Good of the City. The report, "The Future Conditions of the City" looks to the future to ask, "What needs to change for religion to be seen as a vital contributor to the common good that we all depend on?" Report three includes contributions by Philip Bess (University of Notre Dame), Stanley Carlson-Thies (Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance), Lee Hardy (Calvin College) and Brian Grim (Religious Freedom and Business Foundation).
You can view and download all three reports in this series here.
People and organizations across Canada are also using our City Soul Explorer Toolkit and Halo Calculator to develop their own strategies for bridging faith communities and local city administrations to better serve the common good. You can learn more about that and access these resources for your community at no cost here.
Thank you for your support of our work,
Milton Friesen and the Social Cities Team
What Is Milton Doing?
The issues Social Cities explores are both local and global. Social Cities Program Director, Milton Friesen has been invited to participate in the UN-Habitat - World Urban Campaign, Urban Thinkers Campus (Singapore) where important opportunities are emerging to discuss the dynamics we've seen in the City Soul work at a global city scale. Many of the trends we are tracking are common features in communities and cities around the world.
Milton is also a member of the Program Committee for the Conference of the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas in Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 19-22.
What is Milton Reading?
Principles to Live By - David Adams Richards - He won the Governor Generals Award for both fiction and non-fiction. This book is an excellent exploration of institutional pathology, and commitment to what is true, and the nature of human accountability.
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