Public Space and the Culture of Amnesia Posted on March 29, 2016

A chapter from David Goa’s A Regard on Creation has been re-published, in Romanian translation, by the University of Oradea in an anthology with the title Bisercia Si Societatea (Church and Society).

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Who are Pakistan’s Christians? (BBC News; March 28, 2016)

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Posted on March 29, 2016

Why many Christians in China have turned to underground churches (BBC News; March 26, 2016)

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Posted on March 29, 2016

Pope Francis Washes Refugees’ Feet In Catholic Ritual (HuffPost; March 24, 2016)

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Posted on March 29, 2016

Life Inside “Islamic State” (BBC Radio 4; March 14, 2016)

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Ronning Centre publications reprinted in Pakistan Posted on March 29, 2016

The Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue at the International Islamic University in Islamabad, the second largest university in Pakistan, will be publishing a large book with a number of Ronning Centre publications including Zinck, Benson, Hutchinson, Greifenhagen and Goa, under the title Considerations of  Islam from the Other America.

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Physician-Assisted Dying: Law, Culture and Our Responsibility Posted on March 29, 2016

Scheduled for: Thursday April 7th, 2016 @ 9:30 AM

On Thursday, April 7 the Bethany Group will host the workshop, “Physician-Assisted Dying: Law, Culture and Our Responsibility: Law, Culture and Our Responsibility. A conversation with David Goa, Director, Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion & Public Life.” It will be held in the 1st Floor Auditorium of the Bethany Group Heritage Building (4612 …

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Spring Strawberry Social at the Ronning House Posted on March 29, 2016

Scheduled for: Tuesday April 19th, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, April 19 at 2:00 PM for sponge cake, strawberries and cream! We will be recognizing students and younger colleagues for their contributions to the work of the Ronning Centre, and saying a few words about upcoming programming for summer and fall.

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All Things Considered, the Enlightenment Turned Out to Be Irrelevant for Feminists Posted on March 29, 2016

Scheduled for: Saturday April 9th, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

Please note that the Philosopher’s Café scheduled for Saturday, April 2 in Edmonton with Rosalind Sydie, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, has been postponed to Saturday, April 9 from 1-3:30pm.

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Rebecca Warren van Arragon Posted on March 21, 2016

Scheduled for: Monday March 28th, 2016 @ 4:00 PM

Rebecca Warren van Arragon resigned from her administrative duties at the Ronning Centre effective February 29th. She has been with us for over five years. We appreciate the good work she has done and all she brought to the Centre. We wish her well in all her pursuits. We will begin a search for an …

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A Postcolonial Reading of Ezra-Nehemiah: Asserting Indigenous Identity vis-a-vis the Indian Act Posted on March 21, 2016

Scheduled for: Monday April 11th, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

Charles Muskego presents his Masters thesis on Monday, April 11, 2016 at Concordia University of Edmonton. A public presentation will be held at 2pm, followed by the oral defense (closed to the public) at 3pm, and a public reception at 4pm.

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Mary, Marry, and Menstruation: Female Sexuality in the Catholic Tradition Posted on March 21, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday March 23rd, 2016 @ 4:00 PM

Dr. Doris Kieser, Assistant Professor at St. Joseph’s College, discusses ways in which the Catholic tradition has portrayed Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, as a model to women in the Church in various ways, which makes Mary a complex figure in the consciousness of females. A good deal of those portrayals circumscribe sexuality by …

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“Genocide and the Islamic State” (New York Times; March 18, 2016)

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Pope to Model UN: ‘problems of humanity not faceless’ (Vatican Radio; March 17, 2016)

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Posted on March 21, 2016

“The Empire the World Forgot” (BBC; March 15, 2016)

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Posted on March 21, 2016

Exit polls and the evangelical vote: A closer look (Pew Research Centre; March 14, 2016)

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Spirit of the Land on the Far Side of the World Posted on March 16, 2016

Scheduled for: Thursday March 17th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

7 – 8:30pm Ronning House, Augustana Campus, University of Alberta (4901 46 Avenue, Camrose) A Religion and Public Life Café with Eugene Hui, Augustana student

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Law, Religion, and Public Life: The Stories We Tell Posted on March 14, 2016

Scheduled for: Thursday May 26th, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

12-1:30pm Ronning House, Augustana Campus, University of Alberta (4901 46 Avenue, Camrose) A Ronning Centre Colloquium with Dr. Pamela Klassen, Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Toronto, and Dr. Benjamin Berger, Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. See poster here. A light lunch will be served.

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Friendship: The Horizon of Our Common Life Posted on March 14, 2016

Scheduled for: Tuesday April 12th, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

12-1:30PM Ronning House, Augustana Campus, University of Alberta (4901 46 Avenue, Camrose) A Ronning Centre Colloquium with Dr. John von Heyking, Professor of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge. See poster here. A light lunch will be served.

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Faith Communities and the Common Good Posted on March 14, 2016

Scheduled for: Monday April 11th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

7-8:30pm Epp Conference Room, Augustana Campus, University of Alberta (Camrose) A Ronning Centre Colloquium with Dr. Joe Mihevc, Councillor, Ward 21, City of Toronto. See poster here.

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