• INDOUBT Podcast
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  • January 9, 2023

Ep. 310: Faith Perspectives in Politics

With Bruce Clemenger and Daniel Markin

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Canada’s political culture seems to be changing. Where it was once a place where all could freely express their faith, it is now becoming increasingly difficult to do so. What has changed about Canada’s political culture that is making it difficult for people of faith? This week we are joined by Bruce Clemenger, author and president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, to walk us through his new book, The New Orthodoxy: Canada’s Emerging Civil Religion. Bruce gives us a brief overview of the history of Canada’s statecraft, and also expands upon the biases in our current government that result in challenges for religious people. Bruce closes out the conversation with an inspiring message in how we can remain hopeful amid a secular state.

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Who's Our Guest?

Bruce Clemenger

Bruce J. Clemenger has served on the staff of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) since 1992 and established the EFC’s Centre for Faith and Public Life in Ottawa in 1996. In 2003 he was appointed to the position of EFC President. Bruce is in regular contact with Christian leaders as well as key policy makers in Canada. He speaks and writes on religion, culture, ethics, and politics and has been interviewed by secular and religious media. He is a member of the Interfaith Committee on Canadian Military Chaplaincy and is on the executive of the Canadian Interfaith Conversation. He previously served on the International Council of the World Evangelical Alliance. He is currently working on a PhD in political theory that examines the accommodation of religious, cultural and institutional pluralism within the context of political liberalism. He and his wife Tracy live in the Ottawa valley with their two daughters.

Who's Our Guest?

Bruce Clemenger

Bruce J. Clemenger has served on the staff of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) since 1992 and established the EFC’s Centre for Faith and Public Life in Ottawa in 1996. In 2003 he was appointed to the position of EFC President. Bruce is in regular contact with Christian leaders as well as key policy makers in Canada. He speaks and writes on religion, culture, ethics, and politics and has been interviewed by secular and religious media. He is a member of the Interfaith Committee on Canadian Military Chaplaincy and is on the executive of the Canadian Interfaith Conversation. He previously served on the International Council of the World Evangelical Alliance. He is currently working on a PhD in political theory that examines the accommodation of religious, cultural and institutional pluralism within the context of political liberalism. He and his wife Tracy live in the Ottawa valley with their two daughters.

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