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Public lecture by Dr. Reginald Bibby

On November 30th, the ESCC and the Office for English Pastoral Services are co-hosting a public lecture by the well-known Canadian sociologist, Dr. Reginald Bibby.    Dr. Bibby holds the Board of Governors Research Chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge and the author of numerous books which examine trends in Canadian society.  He has spent his academic career monitoring, speaking and writing about these trends, particularly regarding youth and religion.  In 2016, he co-authored with Angus Reid the book Canada’s Catholics.  The title of Dr. Bibby’s November 30th talk is, Being Pro-Religious, Low Religious, and No Religious in Montreal: A Mirror of Canada & the World and will draw on material from his most recent book, Resilient Gods, which is the fifth in his “Gods” series which has tracked developments in religious practice and belief in Canada.

This is a free, public lecture and will take place at Loyola High School, 2477 West Broadway, Montreal.  There will be a wine & cheese reception to follow.  Please R.S.V.P at escc@bellnet.ca or (514) 937-2301 ext. 252

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Metropolis Pre-Conference Forum

On March 15, 2017, the Quebec Community Groups Network will be hosting a one-day conference on community engagement and the successful integration of newcomers. This pre-forum to the National Metropolis Conference aims to bring together representatives from various sectors and various regions to discuss how newcomers (immigrants, refugees and migrants) integrate into Quebec society through Quebec’s English-speaking communities and institutions, including faith-based organizations. The conference, sponsored by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), will wrap up with a roundtable of community organizations, service providers, and government representatives that aims to uncover innovative ways our communities can – with the support of municipal, provincial, and federal government institutions – foster the vitality of English-speaking communities in Quebec through the successful integration of newcomers – that is immigrants, refugees and migrants from the rest of Canada.  Would you like more information?  Go to the website for info and to register for this conference.

 

 

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English Speaking Catholic Council
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