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Freedom of religion widely valued in Canada, but the role of faith in modern society still a source of debate

Study investigates intersection between personal and public faith in secular Canadian society December 4, 2019 – While the majority of adults in this country profess some belief in God or a higher power, a significant segment also wishes to see

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Holy Week at Home: Canadians of faith turn to prayer & tech as COVID-19 disrupts Easter and other celebrations

Significant segment of Canadians supported by faith communities since COVID-19 outbreak began April 10, 2020 – Canada’s Catholics will not participate in the Way of the Cross processions this spring. For many elderly Jews, Pesach likely meant being alone, for

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The Politics of Faith: Does a leader’s personal religious practice hurt or help with voters? It depends

Slight majority say personal faith should be off limits from media coverage, 45 per cent disagree November 28, 2019 – The role of faith in Canadian society remains part of an ongoing and unresolved debate. In a country that enshrines

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In Canada, Christmas traditions change as fewer people see religion as the reason for the season

But four-in-five still prefer ‘Christmas’ over ‘Holiday Season’ December 19, 2019 – It’s the most wonderful time of the year. For most Canadians, Christmas is a time for festivities and fun, where they’ll get together with their families for dinner

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Crisis of Faith? Even practicing Catholics say Church has done a poor job handling sexual abuse issue

Overall views on religion in Canada largely unchanged since 2015 May 28, 2019 – In the popular imagination, the story of the Catholic Church over the last two decades has been one of scandal, attempted reform, and further scandal. Decades

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Quebecers support religious symbols ban, but are divided on how – or even whether – to enforce it

People in Québec evenly divided over firing those who would violate Bill 21 May 8, 2019 – With public hearings underway in Québec’s National Assembly on Bill 21 – the proposed law that would ban public employees in positions of

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