Seeds for the Soul Posted on May 25, 2016

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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Posted on May 24, 2016

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

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Posted on May 24, 2016

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

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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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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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The Ronning Centre at Congress Posted on May 16, 2016

On May 31 Catherine Caufield will be presenting and discussing the work of the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public life located at the Augustana campus of the University of Alberta at “Congress.” The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest academic gathering in Canada. It is organized …

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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

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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Posted on May 16, 2016

In Praise of Patience (Aeon; May 14, 2016)

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Posted on May 16, 2016

Putting Pope Francis on the couch about women deacons (Crux; May 14, 2016)

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Posted on May 16, 2016

Why Canadian Muslims seem happier than British ones (BBC News; May 5, 2016)

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Posted on May 16, 2016

Atheist pastor sparks debate by ‘irritating the church into the 21st century’ (The Guardian; April 24, 2016)

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“Crossing an Ocean of Indifference”: Refugees and the Summons to Canadians Posted on May 10, 2016

Mary Jo Leddy, founder of Romero House, will be offering the 2016 Joint Lecture at the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences annual Congress. Romero House provides transitional housing and settlement services for refugee claimants through a model of accompaniment. For details on the lecture see poster here.

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New publications from Dr. Amyn Sajoo Posted on May 9, 2016

Dr. Sajoo, Scholar-in-Residence with the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures, Simon Fraser University, has new publications. Click on the links below for more information: “The Fog of Extremism: Governance, Identity, and Minstrels of Exclusion.” Social Inclusion 4.2 (2016): 26-39. The Shi’i World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity. London: I.B. Tauris, …

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Posted on May 9, 2016

Facing an ugly truth about anti-Christian persecution (Crux; May 5, 2016)

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Posted on May 9, 2016

Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Liberal MP, Votes Against Motion To Shut Down Assisted Dying Debate (HuffPost; May 5, 2016)

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Weeping for the Land: Spiritual Perspectives on and Strategies for Healing an Ailing Planet Posted on May 2, 2016

On Thursday May 12, 2016 the the Edmonton Interfaith Centre is hosting a Dialogue Day at the Garneau United Church (11148 – 84 Avenue) from 10 AM (registration) to 4 PM. For more information see poster here.

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Posted on May 2, 2016

Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies at 94 (New York Times; April 30, 2016)

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Posted on May 2, 2016

The Catholic church must find the money for residential school victims (Globe and Mail; April 30, 2016)

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