Secularism and Catholic Education: Forming Future Leaders

Please join Matthew Hoven and Dean Sarnecki for their upcoming presentation: "Secularism and Catholic Education: Forming Future Leaders" at 4:00pm on Thursday, January 28th.

15 January 2016

Presenters: Dr. Matthew Hoven and Dean Sarnecki

Time: 4:00pm
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Location: SJC Boardroom

Charles Taylor's A Secular Age describes a space for religious belief and transcendence in modern societies in contrast to the perceived inevitability of disbelief and immanence in the 21st century. Catholic schools, as communities of faith, often struggle to develop faith-based educators within secular settings where transcendence is often questioned. Using insight from Taylor, we set out to present principles for faith education that challenge old assumptions and offer a future for formation of educators.

Everyone is welcome; an RSVP is requested but not required to Sara at
Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Matthew Hoven is an Assistant Professor at St. Joseph's College and specializes in pedagogical and theological learning in religious education, particularly in the areas of curricula, sport and religion, and science and religion.

Dean Sarnecki is a Ph.D. Candidate and Executive Director of the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association

Stay tuned for our upcoming academic lecture series:

  • January 28: Beyond the "Evolution" vs. "Creation" Debate
    Academic Presentation by Dr. Denis Lamoureux
  • February 25: "Whoever scandalizes one of these little ones…" (Matt 18:6): The Abandonment and Sexual Abuse of Children in Early Christianity
    Academic Presentation by Dr. Lorne Zelyck
  • March 23: Mary, Marry, and Menstruation: Female Sexuality in the Catholic Tradition
    Academic Presentation by Dr. Doris Kieser
  • April 20: Sex, Love and Marriage in the Light of Following Jesus
    A book launch event for Dr. Paul Flaman