Case Study: The Spire of Sydenham / Sydenham United Church

An Updated Case Study, Three Years Into A Split Governance Experiment. Areas of Interest: Governance Shifts, Community Centres, Accessibility Upgrades

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Case Study: The Spire of Sydenham / Sydenham United Church

An Updated Case Study, Three Years Into A Split Governance Experiment. Areas of Interest: Governance Shifts, Community Centres, Accessibility Upgrades

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Blog Post: 5 Places of Faith Revitalized for Today and Tomorrow

The challenges facing historic places of faith are daunting, yet across the country congregations and communities are finding creative new uses and partnerships to revitalize these important landmarks.

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Blog Post: Faith communities provide arts groups with much needed space (Part 1)

On an unseasonably warm (22 degrees!) November evening, myself and my partners from ArtsBuild Ontario and Toronto Arts Council set out on a walk across Philadelphia to Christ Church Neighbourhood House. This was the first of two trips to explore the ways in which arts groups are thriving within faith buildings and often in collaboration with faith communities.

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Blog Post: Faith buildings working to enhance the visual arts: Philadelphia (Part 2)

Today I’m continuing my exploration of Faith/Arts Cohabitation with a quick tour of two great spaces in Philadelphia. In October 2017, I was there working with ArtsBuild Ontario, Faith & the Common Good and the Toronto Arts Council (funded by the Metcalf Foundation) examining a variety of working models for mutual support between arts and faith groups.

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Blog Post: Why Faith Groups and Arts Groups Should Cohabitate

Playwright Marcus Youssef upon accepting this year’s Siminovitch Prize for playwriting gave a speech that clarified my interest in the intersection of faith communities with the broader community. Youssef wrote about his interest in points of intersection and the space between people, spoken and unspoken.

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