Religion

Is the Canadian Government's new Mandate for its Summer Job Program Grants Respectful of Religious Rights and Freedom of Conscience?

The Canada Summer Jobs Program now states that In order to receive federal Canada job grants, employers must attest that both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect Canada’s individual human rights, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights.

How does Buddhism Relate to Christmas in Canada?

Christmas is a big deal. In the religious pluralism of multicultural Canada, it is the dominant winter holiday. There are tensions between secular and religious aspects of Christmas, as well as debates about the merits of the more inclusive greeting, “Happy Holidays,” rather than “Merry Christmas,” but Buddhist festivities are not poised to replace Christmas in seasonal plays, pageants and concerts.

To Pray or Not to Pray: What are the Ramifications of the Recent SCC Ruling on Prayers at Municipal Council Meetings?

SACPA in Partnership with the Lethbridge Public Library presents: To Pray or Not to Pray: What are the Ramifications of the Recent SCC Ruling on Prayers at Municipal Council Meetings?

Religion in Canada as a Growth Industry

Since the 1960s, religion in Canada has been viewed by most observers as in a state of decline, as seen in attendance drop-offs and organizational retrenchment.

Is Strategic Bombing the Best Way to Deal with ISIS?

In recent months we have watched the “Islamic State”, (ISIS) sweep through Syria and Iraq, terrifying much of the population and enraging people everywhere by beheading several journalists while vowing to bring their war to North America.

Who is ISIS and where are They Taking the Arab World?

In recent months we have watched the “Islamic State”, (ISIS) sweep through Syria and Iraq, terrifying much of the population and enraging people everywhere by beheading several journalists while vowing to bring their war to North America.

Has the Grinch Also Stolen Halloween?

Dr. Seuss composed the children’s story, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” in which a mean old critter attempted to steal Christmas from a family, only to have a change of heart.

Secularism, Multiculturalism, Democracy and the Philosophy of Science: What's the Relationship?

Recently, lively debates have emerged in the social sciences about how to think about the unexpected return of religion to the public sphere.

Is it Finally Time to Quit Debating Evolution?

When the topic of evolution comes up it is often to discuss the debate, to choose sides, and to balance the arguments, but is it time to quit debating evolution?

Where Will the Roman Catholic Church Be Heading Under Pope Francis?

In February, Pope Benedict surprised the Church and the world with his resignation. Now the Church has met and named Pope Francis as the new Pope.

Is Organized Religion Antithetical to Democracy?

In recent years Lethbridge has watched the local Roman Catholic community in tension with Bishop Henry over who has authority to make decisions around the life and future of that parish.

Has Christmas Been Hijacked by Santa Claus?

Although Santa Claus was originally viewed as the Christian figure of Saint Nicholas, a patron saint of children, Santa Claus is arguable wholly secular in today’s world.

Can Religious Institutions Survive the Sexual Scandals of Clergy?

The sexual scandals of some priests in the Roman Catholic Church make big news but are extremely distressing to the faithful.

A Muslim and Christian in Dialogue

Many of our contemporary global tensions pit Christian and Islamic nations against one another. Each camp often views the other with deep distrust and even hatred.

The Muhammad Cartoons: What are the issues?

The publication of twelve cartoons last year lampooning the Prophet Muhammad has had huge impact around the world. Riots in many Muslim countries have caused deaths and destruction.

The Muhammad Cartoons: What are the issues?

The publication of twelve cartoons last year lampooning the Prophet Muhammad has had huge impact around the world. Riots in many Muslim countries have caused deaths and destruction.

New and Alternative Religions in Southern Alberta

Are cults headed by greedy, demented leaders that lure the gullible and enthrall them using mind-control tactics? Are their followers the emotionally vulnerable who live on the fringes of society?

New and Alternative Religions in Southern Alberta

Are cults headed by greedy, demented leaders that lure the gullible and enthrall them using mind-control tactics? Are their followers the emotionally vulnerable who live on the fringes of society?