Advancement of religion 'a suitable case for charity - Canadian Senate

Advancement of religion ‘a suitable case for charity’ – Canadian Senate

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[Convivium] If silence is golden, then a recent Senate report is a 24-karat document for those defending “the advancement of religion” as a legally recognized charitable purpose.

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The Senate Special Committee on the Charitable Sector issued its report on June 20 with 42 recommendations. None of the recommendations in Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector includes a re-definition or alteration of the four purposes for which a charity can legally exist in Canada:

  • the relief of poverty
  • the advancement of education
  • the advancement of religion
  • other purposes beneficial to the community

In other words, the committee has no objection to the four charitable purposes continuing as they are. Three of them are rarely controversial or hotly debated – relief of poverty, advancing education, and things generally beneficial to the community aren’t controversial or very hotly debated. But it was an open question whether advancement of religion would come through unscathed.

It did, though the concept isn’t always popular in Canada.

This article continues at [Convivium] Contributing to the Common Good

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