COVID Christmas: High anxiety around surging infections, but many won’t commit to staying home for the holidays

For those who mark Christmas religiously, many will turn to tech and scripture in lieu of church December 7, 2020 – From “Let it snow” to “Let it end”. From “Hang a shining star upon the highest bough” to “We’ll

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Philanthropy, Pandemic & Political Scandal: COVID-19 curtails donor giving; WE affair weakens trust in charities

Nearly two-in-five Canadian donors say they’re giving less since COVID-19 pandemic began September 17, 2020 – As it has done to nearly every facet of Canadian life, the coronavirus pandemic is also ravaging crucial health programs and social services provided

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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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A Portrait of Social Isolation and Loneliness in Canada today

Intersections between objective isolation and subjective loneliness divide the population into five groups June 17, 2019 – Interpersonal connection is at the heart of all human society. As a species, we thrive on relationships and social interaction, to the point

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