THE PUBLIC GOD: a Sunday Edition forum

A public forum hosted by The Sunday Edition's Michael Enright

DATE: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
TIME: 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
PLACE: Fleck Atrium, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 105 St. George Street
ADMISSION: Free. No tickets are required.

In 1966, TIME magazine asked if God was dead. 50 years later, it put Pope Francis on its cover.

We are told that we are a secular society. Yet Hollywood is bringing out a spate of religious films and Quebec's charter of values would ban religious symbols from its public service.

Are we children of the enlightenment living in a pluralistic society where religion is a private matter?

Or does faith in a creator belong at the centre of our politics, our universities, our government policies?

Join Michael Enright for a lively forum on Tuesday, April 8 -- The Public God -- examining the role of faith in government, in public policies and in our culture. Michael will guide the discussion with a panel of distinguished guests; then he will invite questions and comments from the audience. You are invited to attend, and to contribute to the conversation.


  • Rev. Gretta Vosper, United Church minister, author of With or Without God: Why the Way We Live is More Important Than What We Believe
  • Father Raymond DeSouza, Chaplain at Queens University and op-ed columnist with The National Post
  • Alia Hogben, Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women and columnist with the Kingston Whig-Standard
  • Janet Epp-Buckingham, lawyer and professor at Trinity Western University and author of Fighting over God: A Legal and Political History of Religious Freedom in Canada
  • Moustafa Bayoumi, Professor of English at Brooklyn College and author of How Does It Feel to be a Problem: Being Young And Arab in America
  • John Moscowitz, Rabbi Emeritus at Holy Blossom Temple

The forum will air on The Sunday Edition on April 13 on CBC Radio One 99.1 FM.


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