Thursday, May 4, 5:00-6:30pm in the SUB Upper Lounge at UVic. The Thursday lecture, "Permanent Revolution: Religion and the Canadian Social Order" (David Seljak with Bishop Anna Greenwood-Lee) is free and open to the public. This lecture will also be livestreamed on Zoom (sign in at uvic.ca/csrs/events). If you plan to attend in person, please register for a free ticket through this eventbrite site (this helps us plan accordingly!).
Friday, May 5, 8:30am-4:30pm in the SUB Michele Pujol Room at UVic and Saturday, May 6, 9:00-11:00am at First Metropolitan Church in Victoria. The registration fee for the Colloquium on Friday, May 5th, and Saturday, May 6th, is $20 (i.e., $20 entitles you to attend both days). Students may attend for free. Lunch will be provided on Friday and light refreshments throughout. No livestream will be provided for the Friday and Saturday sessions, though recordings will be made available on our YouTube channel at a later date.
PROGRAM INFO At the workshop we will examine the use, regulation, and stewardship of religious property in the 21st century. In a rapidly changing social and religious context, faith communities and institutions face new questions about their use of property. Lands and buildings that religious communities once considered essential to communal life look different in the light of a housing crisis, an aging population, calls for justice for Indigenous peoples, and three years of Covid-19. Innovation and adaptation seem essential for religious institutions to continue to contribute to society. The workshop aims to explain and interrogate the regulatory and social landscape in which members of religious communities must make decisions about the future use and management of religious property.
The John Albert Hall Lecture Series is a collaboration between the Anglican Diocese of Islands and Inlets and the University of Victoria's Centre for Studies in Religion and Society. Generous funding provided by the John Albert Hall Trust. Please visit our events or John Albert Hall page for more details.
Registration is only required if you plan to attend in-person.