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PLEASE NOTE: Tickets purchased after noon on Thursday March 9 will not include lunch (the price has been reduced to reflect this). We encourage late registrants to bring their own lunch to enjoy on March 11!
Faith & the Common Good, Green Awakening Network, and the Multi-faith Centre of the University of Toronto invite you to our 2017 Annual Forum: “Exploring Sacred Space; Regenerating Places of Faith.”
In Canada’s ethnically and religiously diverse urban centres, religious communities face many challenges as they seek to live faithfully and make their contribution to the common good. The social and physical capital that faith groups contribute to the community is not always appreciated, although people of faith make important contributions that benefit our wider society.
Many established faith communities, are now declining in strength, and find their houses of worship under-utilized; they are struggling to maintain their traditional role of caring for the community. At the same time, the aspirations and values of many new faith communities are not well understood by society, and in a fearful age, they are sometimes met with suspicion.
The forum will bring together people from variety religious traditions, will explore the challenges presented to old and new faith communities by changing demographics; and will stimulate thought as to how we can creatively transform and use our religious institutions for the next generation.
We hope you can join us for an informative and frank conversation on this topic.
- Keynotes on Sacred Space in religious thought and measuring the social impact and value of faith communities by Dr. Stephen Scharper (School of the Environment and Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto), and Dr. Mike Wood Daly (The Halo Project).
- Workshops on 4 diverse case studies of Toronto faith communities who have regenerated their buildings.
- Interactive presentations, designed to help you find winning ideas for re-purposing and regenerating your faith building.