Celebrating the role institutions of faith play in the community

Ray Pennings notes that “The City of Calgary’s Municipal Planning Commission unanimously passed a series of amendments to the Calgary Centre City Plan on Thursday, clearing the way for the recognition of the role institutions of faith play in the development of the urban aesthetic.” Well done to  Pennings and Cardus for promoting this initiative.

Pennings concludes: The official acknowledgement in our governance documents of the important role of faith and faith institutions as, among other things, contributing “as a source of stability in the social fabric and supporting community members in need” is a statement of fact but also one that needs to be celebrated.

Indeed.

Thomas Nagel has suggested that “there are things that science, as it is presently conceived, cannot possibly explain.” I would add, there is more knowledge than that derived from science. As Cardus has done with a municipal government, Christians must continue to push in our society for the recognition of the role that faith and faith institutions play in contributing real knowledge about the real world.

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