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Religion has been variously defined as “man’s expression of his acknowledgment of the divine; a system of beliefs and practices relating to the sacred and uniting its adherents in a community...; something which has a powerful hold on a person’s way of thinking, interests, …”

Although there is no denying that religion has been at the heart of myriad incidents of violence and intolerance throughout history and down to the present day, it is also true that religion of one form or another represents a thread which unites every culture and civilization.

Italian philosopher and historian Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) cites “the sentiment or idea of divinity, or the gods or of God,” as one of the “three basic principles of all human societies,” the other two being the evolution of marriage-rites and the burial of the dead.
(Walter Temelini and Rita Bison, Wndsor’s St.Angela Merici Church (1929-1996). Italian Canadiana, Vol. 13, 1997)

St. Angela Merici Church
Madonna di Canneto
Evangelical Pentecostal Church

The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.


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