THE PUBLIC GOD
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.