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Religious Nones, Evangelism, and the Canadian Context

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Calgary, AB T3H 0L5

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Religious Nones, Evangelism, and the Canadian Context

During this session we will turn to sociology to help us address two questions in a Canadian context. First, what do we know about the fastest growing “religious” group in Canada, “religious nones” – those who say they have no religion? This group represents 24% of Canadian adults, 28% of millennials, and 32% of teens. Second, how do Canadians – from the pulpits to the pews to society at large – think about, practice, and respond to evangelism (and evangelicals) today? A central goal is that discussion around these questions will open up an empirically informed conversation about personal and corporate evangelism in contemporary Canada.

Speaker: Joel Thiessen is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Flourishing Congregations Institute at Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta. Author of two books – The Sociology of Religion: A Canadian Perspective (with Lorne Dawson, Oxford University Press, 2014) and The Meaning of Sunday: The Practice of Belief in a Secular Age (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015) – he is currently working on three collaborative projects. One centers on religious nones in North America, another on Millennials in Canada, and one on flourishing congregations in Canada. For more, see www.joelthiessen.ca.

This is a joint event between the Jaffray Centre for Global Initiatives, and the Flourishing Congregations Institute at Ambrose University.

Questions? Contact jaffray@ambrose.edu

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