A New Day


by Reginald W. Bibby

A New Day
Publication date: 2012-08-15
Number of pages: 76
ISBN: 9780981061450
The Canadian religious situation is being read through the old, tired eyes of secularization. Most people continue to think that religion is winding down, as seen in trends characterizing Mainline Protestants – the United, Anglican, Presbyterian, and Lutheran churches.

This highly accessible report draws on Bibby’s important new book, Beyond the Gods & Back, in showing religion in Canada is not dying but persists in a new environment of religious polarization. It’s “A New Day” for religion.

- A significant market for religion persists, precisely at a time when growing numbers are rejecting religion.
- Changing demographics and market performances are seeing a reshuffling of players, with Mainliners losing market share to Catholics, evangelicals, and Muslims.
- Those who value faith are called to explore their affinities and discover the roles they can play in the collective enhancement of ministry to Canadians.

"The times cry out, not for huddling holy remnants, but for religious groups that can come together and work together to ensure that Canadians can experience the best that faith brings to life ... and to death."
–from A New Day
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