Atheist & Secular Movements in Canada


Dr. Elliot Hanowski

May 10, 2017, Morden, MB.// Dr. Elliot Hanowski of the University of Manitoba will be in Morden on May 24 at 7 pm presenting on the history of Atheist and Secular movements in Canada.

The eighth in a FREE educational series on human diversity that started back in 2015, the presentation will investigateĀ beliefs, actions, motivations and the social context of these movements.

“Several of the past eight Diversitas presentations have focused on understanding certain types of faith,” said Diversitas founder Peter Cantelon. “With this presentation we have an opportunity to better understand those movements that self-identify as non-faith or secular. This is incredibly important in our age and context, especially considering the significant contributions atheism and secularism have brought to Canada and the world.”

As with previous presentations the audience will have an opportunity to engage Dr. Hanowski during a question and answer period as well as a chance to meet with him after the presentation.

Diversitas was started by Peter Cantelon in 2015 with the intent of offering educational presentations on human diversity. The core belief of Diversitas is that diversity is a strength and education about diversity can lead to increased tolerance between people and ultimately peace.

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PHOTO: Dr. Elliot Hanowski

A Great Start to 2017

Thanks to everyone who came out to hear Dr. Patrick Franklin present on the topic of Can Faith & Science Coexist. It was a fantastic and respectful evening.

Stay tuned to this page for a copy of Dr. Franklin’s presentation. In the meantime please enjoy the following video clip from last night:

Can Faith & Science Coexist?

Dr. Patrick Franklin will be presenting on whether Faith and Science can co-exist. The FREE event will be held at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre’s Aquasaur Theatre, Wednesday March 22 at 7 p.m.

Patrick Franklin (PhD, McMaster Divinity College) is Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at Providence Theological Seminary (Manitoba, Canada). He also serves as Vice President of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation, as Book Review Editor for the journal Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, and as Editor of the theological journal Didaskalia. He is the author of Being Human, Being Church: The Significance of Theological Anthropology for Ecclesiology(Paternoster, 2016) and several academic articles and book chapters. He and his wife lead a small church community in Mitchell, Manitoba affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada.

“Dr. Franklin is an exceptional scholar and speaker who fits the Diversitas mould perfectly,” said Diversitas organizer Peter Cantelon. “We choose our speakers and subjects based on what is timely and relevant. We want our speakers to be recognized authorities in the subject matter they speak on.”