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Toronto United Church Council presents: Rural Churches and Community Spaces Virtual Conference
February 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The loss of faith buildings and what this means for communities in a rural context.
One church building is closing each week within the United Church of Canada. As many as 1/3 of Canada’s faith buildings overall may be in danger of closing. This represents a huge loss not only for communities of faith but also for the wider community in which they are located.
We invite faith leaders and community members to join an online session to discuss the importance of church buildings to the faith community as well as nonprofit and community groups in a rural setting. The ground-breaking research report, entitled “No Space for Community“, will be presented. This two-year study by Faith & the Common Good and partner organizations examined faith building usage and the impact that their closures would have on the not-for-profit services, organizations and community groups that operate out of those buildings.
Click HERE for more information and to register for this event.