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Below are the team members' news media archives for 2013. The list includes news articles written by team members and/or opinions provided by team members to the media. Whenever possible, and where still available, the link to the article or interview is included. Click on a team member's name to consult related media coverage.

 


2013-Archives

  

Amiraux, Valérie
Guénif-Souilamas, Nacira
Bakht, Natasha
Helland, Christopher
Beaman, Lori G.
Johnson, Rebecca
Berger, Benjamin Knott, Kim
Boivert, Donald
Lefebvre, Solange
Bouma, Gary Moon, Richard
Bramadat, Paul Ryder, Bruce
Brodeur, Patrice
Sullivan, Winnifred
Emon, Anver
Woodhead, Linda
Fournier, Pascale
Young, Pamela Dickey
Gaudreault-DesBiens, Jean-François    

 


Amiraux, Valérie


Valérie Amiraux co-wrote an article with David Koussens entitled "Laïcité: gare aux illusions" published in the Huffington Post Québec. Click here to read the article (French). (September 18, 2013)

Pauline Marois et le ministre responsable des institutions démocratiques et de la participation citoyenne, Bernard Drainville, présentent la Charte des valeurs québécoises à l'Assemblée nationale du Québec, le 10 septembre à Québec.

Valérie Amiraux was interviewed by Rodolphe Baron of Le Monde for an article entitled "Les Québécois divisés sur la question des signes religieux ostentatoires." Click here to read the article (French). (Septembre 18, 2013)

Valérie Amiraux co-wrote an article entitled "A Neutral State for a Plural Quebec," published in the Montreal Gazette. Click here to read the article. (June 4, 2013)



Bakht, Natasha

Natasha Bakht was interviewed for a B.C. Catholic article entitled "Supreme Court cases send mixed messages on religious freedom" written by Deborah Gyapong. Click here to read the article. (April 2, 2013)

Evangelical Fellowship of Canada vice president Don Hutchinson, Laurentian Leadership Centre director Janet Epp Buckingham and law professor Natasha Bakht discuss Supreme Court cases involving religious freedom March 28. (Photo: CCN)


Beaman, Lori G.

Lori G. Beaman was interviewed by Interfaith Voices on the subject "Balancing Religion and State in North America." The interview was aired from September 13 to September 19. Click here to listen to the interview. 

Lori G. Beaman was interviewed by Sue Montgomery of the Montreal Gazette for an article entitled "Charter of Quebec Values: Can it stand up to court challenges?" (September 11, 2013)
 


Berger, Benjamin

Benjamin Berger was interviewed by the Catholic Register for an article entitled "Course to examine how the law deals with religion" written by Michael Swan. Click here to read the article. (February 21, 2013)



Boisvert, Donald

Donald Boisvert wrote an article entitled "Religious diversity and the meaning of the Christmas spirit" for the Montreal Gazette. (December 22, 2013)

Donald Boisvert was interviewed by Phil Carpenter of the Ottawa Citizen for an article entitled "Catholicism in Quebec: a church in flux." (March 5, 2013)
 


Bouma, Gary

Gary Bouma was interviewed for a Sydney Morning Herald article entitled "Oh, come all ye faithful, joyful and cashed up" written by Peter Munro. Click here to read the article. (September 7, 2013)

Gary Bouma was interviewed for a News.com.au article entitled "Ministers take aim at religious extremists: we accept equality" written by Matt Young. Click here to read the article. (July 8, 2013)



Gary Bouma was interviewed for a Monash Weekly article written by Daniel Tran entitled "Australia Day honours: Man of the cloth fights the good fight." (January 31, 2013)

Gary Bouma was interviewed for a World News Australia article entitled "Geert Wilders offered multiculturalism lesson" written by Andrew Bolton. Click here to read the article. (February 19, 2013)

Gary Bouma was interviewed for a Sydney Morning Herald article entitled "An enduring passion play: Easter stirs our faithful" written by Damien Murphy.  Click here to read the article. (March 29, 2013)

Scenes from the Russian Orthodox church on John street, Cabramatta.


Bramadat, Paul

Paul Bramadat was interviewed by Sue Montgomery of the Montreal Gazette for an article entitled "Charter of Quebec Values: Can it stand up to court challenges?" (September 11, 2013)

Paul Bramadat was interviewed for a National Post article entitled "Controversial Quebec charter exemptions based on idea that some religious symbols have become purely secular" written by Joseph Brean. Click here to read the article. (September 10, 2013)

The cross on top of Mount Royal is one of the exemptions to Quebec’s proposed secular Charter of Values.

Paul Bramadat was interviewed by Louise Elliott for a CBC News article entitled "Academics split on Canada's religious freedom ambassador." Click here to read the article. (February 21, 2013)



Brodeur, Patrice

Patrice Brodeur was interviewed by Todd Douglas of the Vancouver Sun for an article entitled "'Bridging the secular divide' requires a thick skin." Click here to read the article. (June 1, 2013)



Emon, Anver

Anver Emon was interviewed for a Toronto Sun article entitled "City gives OK to controversial mural" written by Terry Davidson. Click here to read the article. (October 27, 2013)

Anver Emon was interviewed for a Sun News article entitled "Toronto mural promotes jihad against non-Muslims: MCC member" written by Terry Davidson. Click here to read the article. (October 9, 2013)

Anver Emon was interviewed for a Toronto Star article entitled "Islamic scholars experience diversity of Muslim practices at U of T summer program" written by Chris So. Click here to read the article. (September 5, 2013)

Anver Emon was interviewed for a Huffington Post article entitled "Queer Muslims Deserve More Than Scriptural Zealotry" written by Junaid Jahangin. Click here to read the article. (July 12, 2013)

Anver Emon was interviewed for a Canadian Lawyer article entitled "Separation of church and state" written by Elizabeth Raymer. Click here to read the article. (March 4, 2013)

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Fournier, Pascale

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by Radio-Canada (Le pouvoir des juges et les signes religieux) to promote her new book entitled Mariages musulmans, tribunaux d'Occident. Please click here to listen to the interview. (November 19, 2013)

Pascale Fournier co-wrote an Huffington Post Québec article entitled "Une Charte des valeurs québécoises redondante, ambigüe et inefficiente." Click here to read the article (French). (September 23, 2013)

Pascale Fournier wrote an article entitled "Une interdiction invalide" published in the Journal de Québec, the Journal de Montréal and in Le Soleil. Click here (Journal de Québec), here (Journal de Montréal) or here (Le Soleil) to read the article (French). (September 15 and 27, 2013)

Pascale Fournier addressed the consequences of "la charte des valeurs québécoises sur les plans juridique et humain" in the article entitled "Notre regard partial" published in La Presse. Click here to read the article (French). (September 16, 2013)

Pour certains immigrants ayant tout quitté, ce signe... (Photo Alain Roberge, La Presse)

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by Pierre-Michel Bolivard of the Radio Haïtienne de Montréal CPAM on the show L'Après-Midi Express concerning the "charte des valeurs québécoises" (French).

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by Louise Leduc and Hugo Pilon-Larose for a La Presse article entitled "Charte des valeurs québécoises. Réactions. Des critiques et des louanges" (French). (September 11, 2013)

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by Caroline Bourdua (Radio-Canada) on the show Le midi trente Ontario for an interview entitled "La charte des valeurs québécoises" (French). (September 11, 2013)

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by Jacques Beauchamp (Radio-Canada) on the show Pas de midi sans info for an interview entitled "La charte des valeurs québécoises: Les implications juridiques et sociales." Click here to listen to the interview (French). (September 10, 2013)

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by Radio-Canada on the show L’heure de pointe (Line Boily) regarding "la décision du gouvernement Harper d’accorder au Conseil canadien des femmes musulmanes une somme de 306 040 $ pour combattre les crimes d’honneur" (French). (September 5, 2013)

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by Jacques Beauchamp (Radio-Canada) for an interview entitled "Décision de la ministre Maltais d’empêcher des prédicateurs islamiques radicaux de prononcer une conférence au Canada." Click here to listen to the interview (French). (August 22, 2013)

Pascale Fournier co-wrote an article entitled "A Neutral State for a Plural Quebec," published in The Montreal Gazette. Click here to read the article. (June 4, 2013)

Opinion: A neutral state for a plural Quebec

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Gaudreault-DesBiens, Jean-François

Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens wrote an article for the Huffington Post Québec entitled "Le droit canadien est-il aussi relativiste qu'on le prétend?" Click here to read the article (French). (14 octobre 2013)

Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens wrote an article for the Huffington Post Québec entitled "Une Charte des valeurs québécoises redondante, ambigüe et inefficiente." Click here to read the article (French). (September 23, 2013)

Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens was interviewed for a Globe and Mail article entitled "PQ plans to shield religious symbols ban from legal fight by adding secularism to charter" written by Daniel Leblanc. Click here to read the article. (September 10, 2013)

Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens was interviewed by the Associated Press for an article entitled "Quebec proposes ban on religious headwear in government jobs." (September 11, 2013)

Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens co-wrote an article entitled "A Neutral State for a Plural Quebec," published in The Montreal Gazette. Click here to read the article. (June 4, 2013)
 


Guénif-Souilamas, Nacira

Nacira Guénif-Souilamas was interviewed for an article entitled "Laïcité : Un texte à double lecture" written by Nicolas Salvi and published on Politis.fr. Click here to read the article. (September 12, 2013)

Nacira Guénif-Souilamas was interviewed for a Huffington Post Québec article entitled "La charte de la laïcité est pédagogique" written by Caroline Fourest." Click here to read the article. (September 12, 2013)

Nacira Guénif-Souilamas was interviewed by Alice Geraud, Guillaume Gendron and Anna Lecerf of Libération Société for article entitled "Laïcité: Plus une société est pluraliste, plus elle a besoin de principes." Click here to read the article. (September 6, 2013)


Helland, Christopher

Christopher Helland was interviewed by Felicity A. Morse for an article entitled "What Would Jesus Tweet? As Congregations Decline, Religion Booms Online" in the Huffington Post. Click here to read the article. (March 16, 2013)



Johnson, Rebecca

Rebecca Johnson was cited in a Le Devoir article entitled "Congrès de l’ACFAS - Dissidences salutaires à la Cour suprême Des chercheuses mettent en évidence le cas du «mouton noir» Claire L’Heureux-Dubé" written by Isabelle Porter. Click here to read the article (French). (May 7, 2013)


Knott, Kim

Kim Knott was mentioned in a Network Norwich article entitled "Norwich lecture explores religion in media." (April 11, 2013)

Kim Knott was interviewed by the Network Norwich for an article entitled "Media and religion debated at UEA in Norwich." Click here to read the article. (April 18, 2013)

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Lefebvre, Solange

Solange Lefebvre was interviewed for a Montreal Gazette article entitled "The many faces of secularism" written by Marian Scott. (October 12, 2013)

Solange Lefebvre was interviewed by Allan Woods of the Toronto Star for an article entitled "Quebec's values charter splits feminists." Click here to read the article. (September 19, 2013)

Dalila Awada, a student at Université du Québec à Montréal, says Quebec's proposed charter puts her in a tough position.

Solange Lefebvre wrote an article entitled "Une méfiance injustifiée" published in La Presse. Click here to read the article (French). (September 16, 2013)

Solange Lefebvre wrote an article entitled "Libre opinion - Laïcité et valeurs : des positions inconciliables?" that was published in Le Devoir. Click here to read the article (French). (September 3, 2013)

Solange Lefebvre was interviewed for a Huffington Post Québec article entitled "Concilier laïcité et patrimoine religieux," written by Gilles Laporte. Click here to read the article (French). (August 28, 2013)

Solange Lefebvre wrote an article entitled "Pas de révolution" that was published in La Press. Click here to read the article. (July 5, 2013)

Solange Lefebvre was cited in a La vie article entitled "Marc Ouellet, le mal-aimé des médias québécoisé" written by Natalia Trouiller. Click here to read the article (French). (March 5, 2013)

Le cardinal Marc Ouellet. © Jacques Boissinot/AP/SIPA

Solange Lefebvre was interviewed for a Journal de Montréal article entitled "Mgr Ouellet pape? Dieu seul le sait" written by Jules Richer. Click here to read the article (French). (March 3, 2013)

Solange Lefebvre was in Rome as one of CTV News' exclusive panel of Papal Commentators.

Solange Lefebvre spoke with Todd van der Heyden in Rome about papal contender Cardinal Marc Ouellet.



Moon, Richard

Richard Moon was interviewed by Joseph Brean of the National Post for an article entitled "Supreme Court set to update legal definition of hate-speech in first ruling of Internet age." Click here to read the article. (February 25, 2013)



Ryder, Bruce

Bruce Ryder was interviewed by Joseph Brean of the National Post for an article entitled "Supreme Court set to update legal definition of hate-speech in first ruling of Internet age." Click here to read the article. (February 25, 2013)

A passerby, right, pauses as William Whatcott (facing at left) protests homosexuality and abortion in 2009.


Sullivan, Winnifred

Winnifred Sullivan was interviewed for a Honolulu Star Advertiser article entitled "Bible College helps some at Louisiana Prison find peace" written by Erik Echolm. Click here to read the article. (October 9, 2013)

Winnifred Sullivan was interviewed for a Religion News Service article entitled "A Cheer for the State Department’s New Faith Office" written by Mark Silk. Click here to read the article. (August 19, 2013)



Woodhead, Linda

Linda Woodhead wrote an article entitled "New Poll: 'Faithful Catholics' an Endangered Species" for rd Magazine. Click here to read the article (November 24, 2013)

Linda Woodhead wrote and article for The Tablet entitled "What we really think." (November 9, 2013)

Linda Woodhead wrote an article entitled "A gap is growing within the Church" published in Church Times. Click here to read the article. (September 20, 2013)

Linda Woodhead was interviewed by The Conversation for an article entitled "British social attitudes report finds trust is in freefall." Click here to read the article. (September 10, 2013)

Linda Woodhead was interviewed for an American Conservative article entitled "Considering John Kerry’s New Faith-Based Office" written by Gracy Howard. Click here to read the article. (August 19, 2013)

Linda Woodhead wrote an essay for the rd Magazin entitled "Note From Across The Pond: Church-State Separation Isn’t For Everyone." Click here to read the essay. (August 12, 2013)

Linda Woodhead was interviewed for a National Secular Society article entitled "New evidence that churches are completely out of step with society." Click here to read the article. (July 5, 2013)

Linda Woodhead was interviewed for a Guardian article entitled "Anti-abortion feelings declining – poll" written by Ben Quinn. Click here to read the article. (February 12, 2013)

Linda Woodhead was interviewed for an article from The Huffington Post entitled "Religion And Sex: Catholic Guilt Is A 'Myth' According To New Poll” written by Felicity A. Morse. Click here to read the article. (February 26, 2013)

Linda Woodhead was interviewed by John Bingham for an article in The Telegraph entitled "'Catholic guilt' is a myth - but puritanism is alive and well, says study." Click here to read the article. (February 27, 2013)

Linda Woodhead wrote an article titled "Religion has a woman problem" for the Washington Post. Click here to read the article. (March 8, 2013)

Outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (C) recieves applause after giving his farewell speech during the General Synod of the Church of England, at Church House in central London on November 21, 2012. The Church of England has "undoubtedly" lost credibility after voting to reject the appointment of women bishops, its leader the Archbishop of Canterbury said on November 21. 
Linda Woodhead
was awarded a Member of the British Empire (MBE). Click here to read the article entitled "It’s a great Honour" that was published in The Visitor. (March 21, 2013)

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Young, Pamela Dickey

Pamela Dickey Young was interviewed for a Vancouver Sun article entitled "National Household Survey shows Muslim population fastest-growing religion in Canad" written by Jordan Press. Click here to read the article. (May 8, 2013)

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