Archive for tag: Canada

Archive pour tag : Canada

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Au Revoir, Farewell, al-Salaamu

C’est avec un sentiment de regret que le Centre a appris le départ de son directeur actuel, le Dr Stuart Brown et de son épouse, Margaret, à la fin de juin. Ils retourneront au Nigeria, en Afrique, où le Dr Brown s’est vu offrir une chaire au département d’études religieuses de l’université Abti à Yola. Margaret l’y accompagnera et occupera un poste au département des archives de la bibliothèque de l’université.
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Posted: June 30, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=245
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Canada, Islam, Stuart Brown
Transmis : 30 juin 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=245
Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Canada, Islam, Stuart Brown


Gambling and social policy in Canada

Canadians spend more on gambling than they do on education or personal care. According to a report from the Vanier Institute of the Family, legal gambling in Canada attracts $1,080 per household compared to $1,007 for education or $834 for personal care. Gambling losses in 2003-2004 amounted to $596 per adult, or nearly $50 per person per month. Using data from Statistics Canada’s 2002 “Canadian Community Health Survey,” the Vanier Institute reports that almost 1.2 million Canadians exhibit at least one indication of problem gambling behaviour — roughly enough persons to fill a major Canadian city.

The report, entitled “Gambling with our (Kids’) Futures: Gambling as a family policy Issue” was written by Arlene Moscovitch, and is available online or in print through the Vanier Institute. The report argues that gambling is more than just a personal problem. Treating problem gambling as an individual pathology discounts its impact on the families of the problem gambler, as well as the wider society. Recent research supports a move towards a public health model that considers the impact of gambling on the community. Social policy relating to alcohol and tobacco has been greatly strengthened by a similar move to a public health model.

In related news, the Roman Catholic bishop of Calgary has sent a letter to each Catholic school in the Calgary separate school system critical of a recent decision of the school board. In late 2005, Bishop Frederick Henry asked the Catholic school board to put an end to school-based fundraising practices that involve morally repugnant forms of gambling. On May 31, 2006 the board adopted a task force report on school-based fundraising. One recommendation of the report rejected the bishop’s request, allowing the continued use of fundraising under guidelines to be established by the school district in consultation with school councils and principals. In Bishop Henry’s recent letter, dated June 20, the bishop said: “The acceptance of the Task Force’s recommendations constitutes a failure in Catholic leadership, pays lip-service to the pillar of ‘Catholicity,’ and is equivalent to Esau selling his birthright for a mess of pottage (cf. Gen.25: 29-34).”
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Posted: July 8, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=252
Categories: NewsIn this article: 2006, Calgary, Canada, Frederick Henry, gambling, social policy
Transmis : 8 juillet 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=252
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : 2006, Calgary, Canada, Frederick Henry, gambling, social policy


ARC forum on Mary – Sept 28

The Anglican Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada invites you to attend a forum on the ARCIC Agreed Statement “Mary, Grace and Hope in Christ” on Thursday, September 28, 2006, 7:30 pm at Montreal Diocesan College, 3473 University St., Montreal. Presentations and responses will be given by two members of the dialogue: Dr. Catherine Clifford, Professor of Theology, St. Paul University, Ottawa and the Rev’d Canon Kevin Flynn, Director of Anglican Studies, St. Paul University, Ottawa. Discussion and refreshments to follow with presenters and other members of the Anglican Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada.
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Posted: September 14, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=266
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Canada, Catholic, Christian unity, Mary
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Canada, Catholic, Christian unity, Mary


Forum de l’ARC sur Marie – 28 septembre

Le dialogue Anglican Catholique du Canada (ARC-Canada) tient un forum sur le rapport d’ARCIC « MMarie : grâce et espérance dans le Christ le jeudi 28 septembre 2006 à 19:30h chez Montreal Diocesan College, 3473 rue University, Montreal. Des présentations et les réponses seront données par Dr. Cathy Clifford, professeure de la théologie à l’Université Saint-Paul, Ottawa et le révérend Canon Kevin Flynn, directeur des études Anglican à l’Université Saint-Paul, Ottawa. Après les présentations, joindre svp les présentateurs et d’autres membres du l’ARC-Canada pour la discussion et les rafraîchissements.
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Posted: September 15, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=267
Categories: DialogueIn this article: Anglican, ARCIC, Canada, Catholic
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Catégorie : DialogueDans cet article : Anglican, ARCIC, Canada, Catholic


KAIROS Statement on the Canadian government’s Clean Air Act

For years, the Canadian churches have made care for the Earth an integral aspect of their justice work. There is no greater threat to our collective future than the destruction of the ecosystems upon which all life is dependent. Caring for Creation is a spiritual commitment to God that is not optional in our faith.
The Canadian government’s Clean Air Act announced on October 19 as the centerpiece of its so-called “Made in Canada” Green Plan for Canada lacks the vision and courage to seriously tackle climate change.
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Posted: October 20, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=270
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, climate change, ecology, environment, KAIROS, statements
Transmis : 20 octobre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=270
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, climate change, ecology, environment, KAIROS, statements


Déclaration de KAIROS à propos de la qualité de l’air

Les Églises du Canada ont depuis des années fait du soin de la Terre une dimension intégrale de leur travail de promotion de la justice. Il n’est pas de plus grande menace pesant sur notre avenir commun que la destruction des écosystèmes dont dépend toute vie. Prendre soin de la création est un engagement spirituel envers Dieu que notre foi ne rend pas optionnel.
La Loi sur la qualité de l’air qu’annonçait le gouvernement canadien le 19 octobre, en faisant la pièce maîtresse de son soi-disant Plan vert « fait au Canada », manque de vision et de courage. Elle ne peut pas s’attaquer avec force au problème des changements climatiques.
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Posted: October 20, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=271
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, climate change, ecology, environment, KAIROS
Transmis : 20 octobre 2006 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=271
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, climate change, ecology, environment, KAIROS


“Little Mosque on the Prairie” is a hit

A new Canadian television series, “Little Mosque on the Prairie” has attracted worldwide media attention since its debut on 9 January. Coverage of the show has made the pages of newspapers such as The New York Times, the Jerusalem Post and the Saudi Arabian daily newspaper, Arab News, and further afield. The series is a humorous look at the efforts of a young imam, fresh from a career as a big-city lawyer, to lead a small group of Muslims who have just persuaded the local Anglican priest to allow them to set up a mosque in the church basement.
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Posted: January 30, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=291
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, Islam, TV
Transmis : 30 janvier 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=291
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, Islam, TV


La petite mosquée dans la prairie

Une nouvelle série télévisée canadienne intitulée “La petite mosquée dans la prairie” attire l’attention des médias du monde entier depuis son lancement le 9 janvier. Des journaux comme The New York Times, le Jerusalem Post, le quotidien saoudien Arab News et d’autres ont parlé de la série dans leurs colonnes. Cette série suit d’un regard humoristique les efforts d’un jeune imam, fraîchement débarqué de la grande ville où il était avocat, pour mener un petit groupe de musulmans qui a réussi à convaincre un prêtre anglican de les laisser établir une mosquée dans la cave de l’église locale.
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Posted: January 30, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=292 In this article: Canada, Islam, TV Transmis : 30 janvier 2007 • Lien permanente : ecu.net/?p=292 Dans cet article : Canada, Islam, TV


Congress 2007

The Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences will be in Saskatoon from May 26 to June 2. Congress, as it is now called, was once known as the Learned Societies’ Conference. Now in its 76th year, it is an important annual gathering of academic societies in the liberal arts from across Canada. According to the website, it is the largest annual academic gathering in Canada; and its multidisciplinary character marks it as unique in the world. In 2006, approximately 8,000 delegates representing over 68 learned societies went to Toronto from all over North America, Europe, Africa and Asia to present their research and to debate some of the most important social and cultural questions of the day.

Complete programs of events planned by these societies are available on their individual websites. Some highlights include:

Saturday, May 26 (all day)
The theme of the CETA annual meeting is Evangelical-Roman Catholic encounter. All of the presentations will relate to aspects of this theme. Keynote speaker: Gregory Baum (McGill)

Sunday, May 27, 10:30-11:25 (CTS)
Laurie Lamoreux Scholes (Concordia) – Building Bridges across Difference: A Study of the Christian Ecumenical Movement of the Early 20th Century (A Blueprint for the Interfaith Movement?)

Tuesday, May 29, 11:00-12:30 (Joint session of CSCH & CCHA)
Commemorating the Contribution of John Webster Grant to Canadian religious Historiography (a panel discussion)

Tuesday, May 29, 3:35-5:30 (CTS panel)
Bridging Churches: Development of the Understanding of Church through Canadian Ecumenical Dialogues (Moderators: Gail Allan and Mary Marrocco; Presentations: Helmut Harder, Sandra Beardsall, Susan Brown)
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Posted: May 26, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=316
Categories: NewsIn this article: Canada, events, Saskatoon
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Canada, events, Saskatoon


New leadership for Anglicans and Lutherans

The Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod has elected Bishop Fred Hiltz as the church’s new primate. The Evangelical Lutheran Church, meeting in its National Convention has chosen the Rev. Susan Johnson as its new national bishop.
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Posted: June 22, 2007 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=325
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, bishops, Canada, Lutheran
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, bishops, Canada, Lutheran


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