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Social and institutional resources to give our cities meaning.

Charity

How can we do good together?

Social Capital

How do social connections impact quality of life in cities?

Subsidiarity

How can we balance freedom and responsibility today?

Case Studies

Who are the organizational pioneers of our time?

City Soul

Why are religious communities so vital to our cities?

Churches and faith communities of various traditions have a great deal to offer to society and to the common good. Typically, these contributions have focused on qualitative contributions that congregations make to the cultural, spiritual, and social well-being of the communities that surround them. Few studies, however, have assessed these contributions in quantitative monetary terms. Even fewer, qualitative or quantitative, have begun to explore how these realities might create a space for faith communities at the social policy table.

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Valuing Toronto's Faith Congregations

Churches and faith communities of various traditions have a great deal to offer to society and to...

Cambridge City Soul: Context Report April 2016

Following a series of meetings, consultations and document reviews over the past two years, Cardu...

Habits of Engagement: Faith Based Organizations and the Life of Cities

Urban planning isn't something that most people spend time thinking about. The arrangement of our...

Calgary City Soul Phase 2: Final Report

(See also the accompanying letter to Mayor Naheed Nenshi, and the Calgary City Council.) Cardus ...

Calgary City Soul Phase 1: Inventory of Physical Worship Space in Calgary's C...

The City of Calgary's Centre City Plan may create an unintended disincentive to diversity, to the...