A Meditation on Power Posted on June 21, 2016

On June 6th, 2016, David Goa, founding Director of the Chester Ronning Centre, was invited to present the keynote at the Annual General Meeting of Sahakarini, a Camrose-based international NGO. Read it here.

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Camrose Church of God to host John and Eloise Bergen this fall Posted on June 20, 2016

Scheduled for: Sunday September 18th, 2016 @ 12:00 AM

September 16-18, 2016, the Camrose Church of God will host John and Eloise Bergen. The weekend will feature a public presentation on Restorative Justice When There is No Justice at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre Cargill Theatre. There will also be a symposium on Neurological, Emotional & Spiritual Recovery from Trauma (venue to be confirmed). Finally, …

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New book from John von Heyking Posted on June 20, 2016

John von Heyking publishes a new book with McGill – Queen’s University Press. Click on the title for more information: The Form of Politics

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Orthodox Synod to take place despite new pullout, by Russia Posted on June 20, 2016

Orthodox Synod to take place despite new pullout, by Russia (The Big Story: June 15, 2016)

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Colleges Should Be Nurturing Interfaith Leaders Posted on June 20, 2016

Colleges Should Be Nurturing Interfaith Leaders (The Chronicle of Higher Education: June 13, 2016)

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Mary Magdalene Will Be Celebrated With Liturgical Feast Posted on June 20, 2016

Mary Magdalene Will Be Celebrated With Liturgical Feast (Zenit: June 10, 2016)

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Seeds for the Soul Posted on June 13, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday August 10th, 2016 @ 11:15 AM

July 6 and August 3, the Ronning Centre Spirit of the Land project will be presenting a monthly summer series called Seeds for the Soul. Each event will combine the practical and the philosophical. All events are free of charge. For more information visit www.spiritoftheland.ca.

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Changing O Canada: Is God next? Posted on June 13, 2016

Changing O Canada: Is God next? (CBC News; June 11, 2016)

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Rumi film will challenge Muslim stereotypes, says Gladiator writer Posted on June 13, 2016

Rumi film will challenge Muslim stereotypes, says Gladiator writer (The Guardian; June 6, 2016)

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Why do Anglicans lean pro-Brexit, while atheists favor ‘Remain’? Posted on June 13, 2016

Why do Anglicans lean pro-Brexit, while atheists favor ‘Remain’? (Christian Science Monitor: May 31, 2016)

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On Syria, the U.S. and Turkey need each other: David Ignatius Posted on June 13, 2016

On Syria, the U.S. and Turkey need each other: David Ignatius (The Oregonian: May 27, 2016)

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In the News – Daniel Berrigan Posted on June 6, 2016

Remembering Daniel Berrigan, a Forgotten AIDS Hero (HuffPost; May 20, 2016)

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Seeds for the Soul Posted on May 25, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday June 1st, 2016 @ 6:00 AM

Join the Spirit of the Land team at the Ronning House at 7pm on Wednesday, June 1 for a talk animated by David Goa. See poster here. Arrive at 6pm for some pre-talk exploration involving pine needles!

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In the News – Ramadan Posted on May 24, 2016

Interfaith Iftars Aim To Bring Communities Together This Ramadan (HuffPost; May 20, 2016)

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In the News – Pope Francis Posted on May 24, 2016

Interview with Pope Francis (Crux; May 18, 2016)

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In the News – Turkey Posted on May 24, 2016

In battle for Turkish identity, an old Ottoman victory takes center stage (Christian Science Monitor; May 10, 2016)

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In the News – Scientology Posted on May 24, 2016

Scientology film gives a welcome push to the boundaries of religious freedom (Globe and Mail; May 10, 2016)

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Special Topics in Diversity: Faith and Culture Posted on May 16, 2016

August 22–26, 2016 David Goa will be offering an intensive week-long course from 8:30am to 4:30pm at St. Stephen’s College, University of Alberta. The course will focus on increasing multicultural competence and building skills for interfaith communication and interdisciplinary collaboration. Registration deadline is July 22, 2016. For more information, see poster here.

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David Goa invited to conferences in Turkey and Bosnia Posted on May 16, 2016

Scheduled for: Friday May 20th, 2016 @ 7:00 AM

On May 3 David Goa presented the lecture “Gregory of Nyssa: Landscape as Revelation” at II Uluslararasi Nevsehir Tarih ve Kulture Sempozyumu, the 2nd International Conference on the history and culture of Nevsehir. He will be in Sarajevo on May 20 to present “Deep Religion, the Antidote to the Diseases of Modernity” at the 2nd …

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New video with David Goa Posted on May 16, 2016

David Goa speaks on “Faith and Weakness.” Watch the video here.  

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