Articles by Chris Stackaruk
By Andrew Bennett with Chris Stackaruk
January 3, 2019
Fr. Dcn. Andrew Bennett, director of the Cardus Institute for Religious Freedom, and Chris Stackaruk, co-founder of Neighborly Faith, examine the way ignorance of religious traditions risks hostile division while the wrong kind of understanding feeds the error that all believers are fundamentally the same.
That's a real tragedy, because it alienates people of real traditional faith who say, "I do not want to live in a lowest common denominator sort of association with people of difference, where we say, 'We're all human all the time And what I found was that not a lot of work was being done to help lay people, or even academics, figure out how really to talk publicly about people of other faiths, and live their faith publicly in a society that's becoming more diverse I was asked, " How do you justify your work on religious freedom with a belief that what the Catholic Church teaches is the fullness of truth, and that it is universally and objectively true, including for all those different religious communities you are engaged with?" Andrew Bennett: We've done some work through Cardus with the Angus Reid Institute that has asked Canadians, "What are your impressions of different religious communities?" And Christians and Jews come off very positively Jesus calls us to do many things of which we can do just as easily, which is love people, allow them freedoms to believe what they believe if they choose not to follow Christ, to be good neighbours to them