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From Comment Magazine, October 11, 2018

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Heath Carter, the 2018 winner of the Emerging Public Intellectual Award from the Centre for Christian Scholarship at Redeemer University College. The award is intended to recognize and foster emerging talent among those working int he Christian Acaddemy who excel in both academic and public spheres, and whose work impacts the common good.

You can learn about the award, read about Dr. Carter's influence on the common good, and see his past writing in Comment.

If you find yourself in the Toronto area on January 23, 2019, …Dr Carter delivers a lecture entitled "Which Side are you On? Christianity and Labour in an Age of Inequality" in conjunction with his award win. Congratulations!

Cardus research report From the Cardus Education Newsletter, March 3, 2018

New research examines the impact of Evangelical Protestant education on emphasizing generous attitudes and behaviours within their graduates.

Did you know that evangelical protestant graduates demonstrate a greater willingness to be generous and a sense of social solidarity?

Read the latest Cardus Religious Schools Initiative research report, authored by University of Notre Dame sociologist Dr. David Sikkink, which explores the journey of Catholic and Protestant Evangelical high school graduates as young adults. This is the third paper released in this series.

This report examines the correlation between religious school attendance, pro-social attitudes, and civic involvement. Are religious school graduates more like to vote, attend a community meeting, or engage in some other action that contributes to the common good? Author David Sikkink at the University of Notre Dame examines these issues through an analysis of a major American longitudinal data set.

Download the full report here to learn more about these unique findings.

Walking the pathNew research finds that attending a Protestant Evangelical high school has a very positive influence on graduates’ level of religious and spiritual lives as young adults.

The latest Cardus Religious Schools Initiative research report, authored by University of Notre Dame sociologist Dr. David Sikkink, explores the journey of Protestant Evangelical high school graduates as young adults.

The report reveals the strong, measurable, and positive influence on gradates’ level of regular church attendance, personal prayer, and Bible reading.

And it helps bust the myth that attending a Christian high school will turn people off from their religious faith when they enter adulthood. Instead, that faith identity grows stronger and graduates display strong involvement in church leadership, volunteering, and giving.

Download the full report to learn more. Check out the Cardus press release or follow along as Dr. Beth Green, Cardus Education program director, explains it all to Convivium’s Peter Stockland!

A Canadian Christian school has been ordered by a public school board that it partners with to refrain from reading or studying “any scripture that could be considered offensive to particular individuals.” Included are passages from the New Testament that speak against fornication, adultery, idolatry, and witchcraft.

Last month I told you about a growing movement in the U.S. called “Bring Your Bible to School Day,” organized by our friends at Focus on the Family. It’s part of a growing national movement to encourage our kids to bring their Bibles back to public schools, and perhaps 500,000 young people participated this year! But that’s not all we can do, not by a long shot, despite what you may think.