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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

Program Overview

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important dates.


NextGEN Weekend 1:  July 16-17, 2021 (via Zoom)

 
Cardus NextGEN Seminar (week-long)- September 19-25, 2021 in Ottawa, ON

NextGEN Weekend 2:  Nov. 11-13, 2021 - in Ottawa, ON

NextGEN Weekend 3:  January 28-29, 2022 - in Vancouver, BC

NextGEN Weekend 4: March 25-26, 2022  - In Halifax, NS

 
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS AND fACULTY FOR 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