Tuesday, December 4, 2012
God & Government
Panelists to speak about religion and politics
Released by Jack Brown for MLA Gwen O'Mahony
n Monday, December 10, Gwen O'Mahony will host a forum addressing the role of religion in politics.
Three expert scholars will form our panel: Bill Blaikie, fellow at the Knowles-Woodsworth Centre at the University of Winnipeg; Ron Dart, professor of political science and religious studies at the University of the Fraser Valley; and Paul Rowe, assistant professor of religion at the Religion in Canada Institute at Trinity Western University.
"Religion often has an
uncomfortable relationship with politics and the political process.
In recent years, the contribution of religion to the public
discourse has been increasingly narrow and one-sided. For many
involved in electoral politics, "religion" has become little more
than a demographic marker, like age, income or ethnicity", said MLA
for Chilliwack-Hope, Gwen O'Mahony.
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