Friday, June 7, 2013

Conference studies connection between religious and secular

'Bridging the Secular Divide' attended by speakers of various faiths
A two-day conference at Montreal's McGill University featured speakers from various religious backgrounds as it explored questions of how faith should interact with public discourse. Father John Walsh, a speaker at the event, blogged his opinion on the conference the next day:
Persons from a myriad of religious faith traditions were represented and each took an active role in contributing to the Canadian religious mosaic and expressed varied views of how religious people are investing time and energy to dialogue with the secularization of society.
The priest continues...
An interesting distinction was made between religious persons and religious institutions; the former to be given total religious freedom in the public sphere, while the latter were not free to do whatever they pleased in the public sphere.

Personally I will have to give more time to rethink this distinction.
Full blog post here.

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