We are happy to announce that the volume Issues in Religion and Education: Whose Religion?, edited by Lori G. Beaman and Leo Van Arragon has been published by Brill. This book is a contribution to the dynamic and evolving global debates about the role of religion in public education. It includes chapters by our Team Members Lori G. Beaman, Solange Lefebvre, Pamela Dickey Young, Student Team Members Leo Van Arragon, Christine L. Cusack, Stéphanie Gravel and Kim Lam, by Research Asssociate Anna Halafoff and by our Project Manager Heather Shipley. Please click here for more information.
Congratulations to our Religion and Diversity Project Team Member Pascale Fournier who has been named part-time com-missioner of the Commis- sion des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ) for a five-year term. She will join a team of ten eminent professionals from various fields whose respective careers all reflect a commitment to the organization's fundamental concerns, the protection of rights and freedoms. Please click here for more information.
We are pleased to report that our Team Member Gary Bouma is the Guest Editor of a Social Inclusion Open Access Journal special issue entitled "Religious Diversity and Social Inclusion". Authors interested in submitting a paper for this special issue are asked to consult the journal's editorial policies and to send their abstracts by June 30, 2015. To access the call for papers or for more information, please click here.
A team of researchers (led by the Centre for Community Based Research in Kitchener, Ontario) did case studies of churches with exemplary immigrant support and interviews with church leaders in Atlantic Canada, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver.
Our Team Member Michael Wilkinson was the regional research lead in Vancouver and our Team Member Samuel Reimer was the research lead in Atlantic Canada. The research team also conducted a national survey of church leaders.
The research reports, summary of the interviews, case studies, national survey, as well as the regional reports are available at:
March 11, 2015