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Immigrants Remaking Canada’s Religious Face in Surprising Ways

Image from Lalani & Associates

by Douglas Todd
from the Vancouver Sun

Canada is welcoming more than the global average of immigrants who are Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and non-religious.

The country, however, is taking in less than the global average of immigrants who are Muslim, Hindu and Jewish.

Those are some of the surprising findings of a sweeping global survey on immigration and religion conducted by the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

The report, titled Faith on the Move, provides an enormous amount of data on the religious loyalties of the world’s 214-million immigrants, a group larger than the population of Brazil.

Canada, which has 7.2 million permanent residents who were not born in the country, is the fifth most popular destination for the world’s immigrants. This country of 34 million accepts twice as many immigrants per capita as the U.S.

The Pew Forum report, which describes migration patterns in every country of the world, makes clear that immigration is changing the religious face of Canada in unexpected ways.

Click here to read the full article

Pictures from Vancouver and Monterrey

We’ve received some wonderful photos from Pre-Parliament Events recently held in Vancouver and Monterrey.

To see pictures from Vancouver, click here.

To see pictures from Monterrey, click here.

Many of our other Pre-Parliament Events have been documented with photos, video and more.  To see a list of past Pre-Parliament Events, click here. If you want to find out what events will be happening in the future near you, click here.

October 1st, 2009 at 9:54 am

Good and Wellbeing for All in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia will be hosting a Pre-Parliament Event this upcoming Saturday, September 12th at the St. Michael Anglican Church. Keynote speakers will be The Rt. Rev. Michael Ingham DD, Bishop, Diocese of New Westminster and  Hon. Mr Ujjal Dosanjh M.P. The event will also include presentations, discussions, choral music, dance, a time for prayer and a vegetarian lunch. To learn more about this Pre-Parliament event, click here.

September 10th, 2009 at 1:55 pm