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Toward Enhacing Social Life: The Current Contributions of the Pro Religious, Low Religious and No Religious

Date & Time:
March 16, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ST 147
DR. REGINALD W. BIBBY holds the Board of Governors Research Chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge. His fourth and most recent term extends through the end of 2018. Born and raised in Edmonton, he received a Ph.D. from Washington State University, an M.A. from the University of Calgary, a B.D. from Southern Seminary in Louisville, and a B.A. from the University of Alberta. In 2006, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the nation, the Governor General appointed him an Officer of the Order of Canada. He also is a 2012 recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Everywhere in the world people are embracing religion, rejecting it or taking a middle position. How can the presence and absence of faith coexist for the betterment of us all, now that it’s clear these varied inclinations will always be with us? In this presentation, Reginald Bibby draws on some important recent national surveys to give us an up-to-date reading on the impact in Canada of people being “pro religious” “low religious,” and “no religious.”

The Pluralism & Religious Diversity Week is March 12-16, 2018. Please visit the Faith & Spirituality Centre for details about workshops, volunteer opportunities, exhibits, dialogues and more speakers.