Now, we have some final details and I’m very glad that Dr. Christopher Di Carlo has agreed to participate as an Expert Advisor of CFI Canada. Looking over the agenda, I note that The Zoomer seems to have done a good job of balancing the panel…something I’ve recently not been pleased with at conferences in Vancouver and Toronto.
The Zoomer producers tell me that admission to the taping is free, parking is free and there is a hot lunch. Audience members need to send rsvp to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the details:
SHOOT DATE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
ADDRESS: 70 JEFFERSON AVE IN LIBERTY VILLAGE (TORONTO) (Free parking – press buzzer at gate)
- THE DECLINE OF CHRISTIANITY?
- CANADA: RISE TO GREATNESS
AUDIENCE ARRIVAL TIME: 1:00
Note: Audience is invited to stay for both tapings. Those joining us for only the 3:30 pm taping should arrive at 3 pm.
1:30 pm – THE DECLINE OF CHRISTIANITY? Hosts Conrad Black and Faith Goldy explore the fate of Christianity in the wake of diminishing congregations and persecution in the Middle East.
Andy Bannister, Lead Apologist & Canadian Director for RZIM Canada
Leslie Scrivener, Journalist
Dr. Christopher Di Carlo, Professor, Critical Thinking and Bioethics , University of Toronto
Rev. Majed El Shafie, President & Founder, One Free World International
Eva Goldfinger, Secular Humanist Rabbi
Dr. Michael Bonner, Historian of Ancient Iran and Early Islam
Thom Schultz, Author of “Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore”
3:30 pm – CANADA: RISE TO GREATNESS Hosts Conrad Black and Libby Znaimer discuss the elements that make Canada a great country using Black’s recent book Rise to Greatness: A History of Canada from the Vikings to the Present as a jumping off point.
Guests: General Richard Rohmer, F.H. Buckley (Professor, George Mason University), iconic Canadian painter Charlie Pachter, journalist and author Diane Francis, political consultant Luc Lavoie, and more.
April 15th happens to be the same date that Tim Caulfield will be speaking at a CFI Canada event in Toronto. If you were thinking of taking a day away from work, April 15th offers two interesting events in the GTA.
As these things go, I need to be in Ottawa for meetings on April 15th and will miss two great events (and special thanks to the CFIC volunteers in Toronto for work putting events together for the community). Watch the CFIC website and check with your local branch for events.
I do hope that many Canadian Atheist readers and CFI Canada members are able to attend both of these events with energy and enthusiasm.
Post Script: thanks to Sean McGuire and others for comments…I’ve edited the post with hopes of improving clarity.