Separate Schools/Separate Communities? Pluralism and Education in Canada

Today, Canada is composed - not of two faiths, but of dozens. However, our separate school system was established to accommodate only Catholics and Protestants. How do we deal with religious diversity in the education of children? Long-time journalist and now Carleton University professor, Lois Sweet, will examine the historic Catholic-Protestant conflicts that created separate schools. How can that system accommodate today's diverse communities? Sweet argues that religious diversity can be a force for good today - a force, not only for personal growth, but for the formation of a stronger, more enlightened, country. Special Location for This Lecture ONLY: St. Mary’s High School, Kitchener Lois Sweet

Lois Sweet

Assistant Professor of Journalism, Carleton University, Ottawa Author, God in the Classroom: The Controversial Issue of Religion in Canada's Schools (1997) Producer, National Film Board of Canada (1975-1978) and CBC Radio Edmonton (1978-1980) Columnist, Edmonton Journal (1980-1983) and the Toronto Star (1984-1994) Winner of the Southam Fellowship (1992) and the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy (1995)

Friday, February 28, 2003 - 7:30pm
Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University