Spirited Citizenship enlarges the conversation around the role of faith in Canada’s future by hosting and co-sponsoring various events.

Spirited Citizenship Research Conference: Care, Conflict, and Virtue

In November 2017, Spirited Citizenship held a major research conference, joining academics and practitioners at the Cardus Ottawa office.

Spirited Citizenship: Care, Conflict, and Virtue” convened academics, policy and opinion shapers, and faith-based organization leaders to discuss how Canadians’ changing relationship with faith and the role of faith communities in society will shape Canada’s future.

Below are both an introduction to the Care, Conflict, and Virtue conference, as well as the presentation “Opinions on Religion in Canada” given by Shachi Kurl (of the Angus Reid Institute). A centrepiece of the day, this presentation showed the findings of a year-long series of public opinion polls conducted by the Angus Reid Institute and Faith in Canada 150 during Canada’s sesquicentennial year.





Following this conference, the following pieces were published in Policy Options:

We also co-sponsored an event with Regent College, which focused on the role of Christianity in First Nations’ history, and considerations for how we might move toward reconciliation in the church and beyond. “Our Stories Shape Us: History, Faith and Practice of the Indigenous Church in Canada” took place in September 2017, at Regent College.

Spirited Citizenship entered into a sponsoring partnership with the “Our Whole Society” conference in Ottawa May 2017.