In the News Posted on February 3, 2016

Reconciliation in South Africa: Has it succeeded? (CBC Ideas; January 25, 2016)

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In the News Posted on February 3, 2016

Should more resources be put into care for the dying? (Cross- Country Check-up, CBC Radio; January 31, 2016)

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In the News Posted on February 3, 2016

Photography project shows the humanity in palliative care (Cross- Country Check-up, CBC Radio; January 31, 2016)

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Philosopher’s Cafés in Edmonton Posted on February 3, 2016

Scheduled for: Saturday February 6th, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

1pm-3:30pm Steep’s Tea House, Edmonton Please join us for our first Philosopher’s Café of the Winter semester with Martin Tweedale on the topic “Humans in the Glass Cage of Automation.” See poster here.

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Public talk by Fawaz Gerges, London School of Economics Posted on February 2, 2016

Scheduled for: Tuesday March 3rd, 1970 @ 3:30 PM

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta presents a public talk by Fawaz Gerges, Professor of International Relations at the London of Economics and Political Science entitled “In Defence of the Arab Spring Uprisings: How Al Qaeda and ISIS Proponents and Detractors Misappropriate the Narrative?” RSVP recommended, see website here.

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Public talk by John Esposito, Georgetown University Posted on February 2, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday March 9th, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta presents a public talk by John Esposito, University Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University entitled “The Future of Muslims in the West: Protecting Pluralism and Ending Islamophobia.” RSVP is recommended, see website here.

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In the News Posted on February 2, 2016

Arguments rage over whether to accuse Islamic State of genocide (Erasmus, The Economist; January 31, 2016)

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Dr. Earle Waugh in the Epp Conference Room tonight Posted on February 2, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

7pm-8:30pm Epp Conference Room, Augustana Campus, Camrose Dr. Earle Waugh, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Religious Studies and Director of the Centre for the Cross-Cultural Study of Health and Healing, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta will be speaking on “”The prayer of faith will save the sick:” Health, Medicine and Religion in …

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Michael Higgins Publishes In Commonweal Posted on January 15, 2016

Dr Higgins is Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity and Professor of Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He recently published “A Joy, Not a Nuisance: What the Disabled Taught Jean Vanier” in Commonweal. Read it here.

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The United States Shouldn’t Take Sides Posted on January 15, 2016

The United States Shouldn’t Take Sides in the Sunni-Shiite Struggle (Washington Post, January 7, 2016)

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The Middle East’s Sectarian Posted on January 15, 2016

The Middle East’s Sectarian Divide on View of Saudi Arabia, Iran (Pew Research Center, January 7, 2016)

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Scalia Dismisses Concept Posted on January 15, 2016

Scalia Dismisses Concept of Religious Neutrality in Speech (Associated Press, January 2, 2016)

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The Intricate Relationship Posted on January 15, 2016

The Intricate Relationship Between Religion and Order (International Innovation, January 6, 2016)

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Two Interviews with David Goa on Deep Voice Posted on January 15, 2016

Deep Voice presents a discussion between David Goa, Director of the Ronning Centre, and Lazar Puhalo, Archbishop in the Orthodox Church, titled “Spirituality and the Goal of Spiritual Life.” Watch it here.

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Edmonton Philosophers’ Cafés Posted on January 14, 2016

A note on our Edmonton Philsophers’ Cafés: while they are not listed in our current calendar of events, Martin Tweedale and Don Carmichael are in the process of making a schedule and we will post as soon as it is available. The cafés will most likely begin Saturday, Feb. 6, and will address two themes: …

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Reconciliation: The Literature of Damages, Marketability, Truth and Telling Posted on January 14, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday January 27th, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

The Ronning Centre hosts Distinguished Visiting Fellow Dian Million, Professor of American Indian Studies at University of Washington, to speak: Wednesday, 27 January, from 12:00-1:30pm at the Ronning House (4606 – 49 Street), Augustana Campus, Camrose. A poster with details is here.

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Practicing “Decolonial Love”: Damages, Relations, Truth and Telling Posted on January 14, 2016

Scheduled for: Thursday January 28th, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The Ronning Centre hosts Distinguished Visiting Fellow Dian Million, Professor of American Indian Studies at University of Washington, to speak twice on this topic: Tuesday, 26 January, from 6:00-7:30pm in Wahkohtowin Lodge (lower level of Forum), Augustana Campus, Camrose. And also on Tuesday, 26 January from 10:00am-12:00pm at Maskwacis Cultural College, Maskwacis. A poster with …

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“God Is Beautiful and Loves Beauty”: Fostering Religious Literacy Through the Arts Posted on January 8, 2016

Scheduled for: Friday January 22nd, 2016 @ 3:30 PM

The Ronning Centre invites you to two lectures with Ali Asani, Director, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Program and Professor, Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Culture, Harvard University: On Friday, 22 January, from 12:00-1:30pm in the Epp Conference Room (2-004) at the Augustana Campus, Camrose. And also on Friday, 22 January, from 3:30-5:00pm in room L116 …

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No More Naked Public Square Posted on January 8, 2016

Scheduled for: Thursday January 14th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

The Ronning Centre hosts Ron Nikkel, President Emeritus of Prison Fellowship International, for a lecture given twice: On 13 January from 3:30-5:00pm in Room L116 at the King’s University in Edmonton (9125 – 50 St), and on 14 January from 7:00-8:30pm in the Epp Conference Room (2-004) at the Augustana Campus, Camrose. A poster can …

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Granting Children Their Death Wish Posted on January 4, 2016

Granting Children Their Death Wish (National Post, Jan 1, 2016)

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