Douglas Todd: Vancouver – Discerning the Spirit of the City

Date(s) - April 1, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Vancouver First Christian Reformed Church

Categories No Categories

Douglas Todd Vancouver: Discerning the spirit of the City

7:30 pm, April 1, 2017

Part of Engage Vancouver’s Missional Cafe series

A look at how Metro Vancouver reflects – and doesn’t – the spiritual and cultural values of Cascadia, a freedom-oriented region that includes B.C., Washington and Oregon. Todd will discuss events and trends that illustrate the spiritual and cultural life of Metro Vancouver, whose population is 45 percent foreign born, making it one of the most “hyper-diverse” cities in the world.

Born in Vancouver, Douglas Todd is one of the most decorated writers on spirituality, diversity and migration in North America. Writing mainly for The Vancouver Sun newspaper in Canada and Religion News Service in Washington, D.C., he has received 32 national and international journalism prizes, including on the subjects of science, health and psychology. He is a two-time winner of the Templeton Religion Reporter of the Year Award, recipient of a National Newspaper Award and has been given the top prizes for commentary from the American Academy of Religion. His blog garners more than one million views a year ( He is the author of two books and editor of Cascadia: The Elusive Utopia – Exploring the Spirit of the Pacific Northwest. In 2015 he was elected chair of the International Association of Religion Journalists.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *