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a year-long fellowship

to equip emerging leaders
for vocation and public life.


VOCATION  •  LEADERSHIP  •  FAITH  •  PUBLIC LIFE & PUBLIC POLICY



Are you a young professional seeking to answer questions of faith, vocation, leadership, and public life?

Would you leap at the opportunity to be mentored, connect with fellow emerging leaders, and engage questions that will guide the rest of your career?


vocation.
A vocation is more than a job.
What is your calling?

leadership.
An open and ordered world needs leaders.
Where are you called to serve and lead?

faith.
Understanding the world as God's creation changes everything.
What is your part in God's plan for a more flourishing world?

public life & policy.
Faith, leadership, and vocation are building blocks of a more just and equitable society for all.
Where are you called to engage?

NextGEN Program Features:

  • All-expense paid travel across Canada
  • Exclusive sessions with leading Christian academics and authors (see below)
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Curriculum of readings for a year
  • Connections with fellow emerging leaders
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    important dates.


    NextGEN Weekend 1:  June 30-July 2, 2022 in Ottawa, ON

    Cardus NextGEN Seminar: September 18-24, 2022 in Ottawa, ON

    NextGEN Weekend 2:  Nov. 4-5, 2022 in Calgary, AB

    NextGEN Weekend 3:  January 20-21, 2023 - in Vancouver, BC

    NextGEN Weekend 4: March 24-25, 2023 in Halifax, NS

    SPEAKERS AND fACULTY From 2021-2022 (partial listing)
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    Andy Crouch
    Host of the Praxis podcast, The Redemptive Edge, and author of Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power
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    Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
    Author, A Sojourner's Truth: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World

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    Leonie Herx
    Associate Professor and Division Chair, Palliative Medicine, Queen's University School of Medicine

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    Fr. Deacon Andrew Bennett
    Director, Cardus Religious Freedom Institute
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    Jonathan Chaplin
    Author, Faith in Democracy: Framing a Politics of Deep Diversity (2021)
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    Vincent Bacote
    Director, Center for Applied Christian Ethics, Wheaton College

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    Janet Buckingham
    Author, Fighting Over God: A Legal and Political History of Religious Freedom in Canada

    Brian Bird

    Brian Bird
    Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

    Ashley Berner

    Ashley Berner
    Director, Institute for Education Policy, John Hopkins University
    Derek Schuurman

    Derek Schuurman
    Author, Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture, and Computer Technology

    Robert Joustra

    Robert Joustra
    Associate Professor, Politics and International Studies, Redeemer University
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    Ellen Roderick
    Co-Director, Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and the Family (Archdiocese of Montreal)

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    Elizabeth Oldfield
    Director, Theos (UK)
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    Peter Jon Mitchell
    Program Director, Cardus Family
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    Andrea Mrozek
    Senior Fellow, Cardus Family
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    John Stackhouse
    Professor and Dean of Faculty Development, Crandall University; Author, Why We're Here: Ethics for the Real World

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    Jessica Joustra
    Co-editor (with Robert Joustra) of Calvinism for a Secular Age: A Twenty-First Century Reading of Abraham Kuyper's Stone Lectures (2021)

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    Matthew Kaemingk
    Author, Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear; Scholar-in-Residence, Max De Pree Center for Christian Leadership

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    Albertos Polizogopoulos
    Partner, The Acacia Group, Constitutional and Religious Freedom Litigation

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    Ray Pennings
    Executive Vice President, Cardus

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    Brian Dijkema
    Vice President for External Affairs, Cardus

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    Katherine Leary Alsdorf
    Founder, Redeemer Center for Faith and Work

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    Michael Van Pelt
    President and CEO, Cardus

    Partial listing