"Churches struggle to connect with cities for serious conversations regarding use of buildings and social benefit. Cardus Social Cities is an invaluable resource to those of us who are seeking to network and build these links to the benefit of society at large." - Rev. Graham Singh, Executive Director, Trinity Centres Foundation & Church Planting Canada
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As Tim Day’s Insights to Impact Tour travels across Canada, he’s making reference to the Halo Project research Cardus published as he speaks to church leaders and others about the powerful difference they can make to their communities.
Hardline secular activists in the UK are pushing for the elimination of the advancement of religion as a charitable purpose.
However, “Charitable status enables places of worship to do more good than they otherwise could do,” John Pellowe, CEO of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities told the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector. Additionally: “The mere presence of a place of worship in a community contributes to its wellbeing and vibrancy in terms of its stability and its social development as indicated by the decline in a neighbourhood’s viability index when a church leaves the neighbourhood."
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