The Spirit of Ramadan (Montreal Gazette, June 18, 2015) Posted on June 29, 2015

The Spirit of Ramadan (Montreal Gazette, June 18, 2015)

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Patriarch Bartholomew on Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical Posted on June 22, 2015

Patriarch Bartholomew on Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical (Time, June 18, 2015)

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The Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si’, on Climate Change Posted on June 22, 2015

The Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si’, on Climate Change (Vatican, May 24, 2015)

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Is Hurting Islam Posted on June 22, 2015

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Is Hurting Islam (Salon, April 21, 2015)

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Why Islam Needs a Reformation Posted on June 22, 2015

Why Islam Needs a Reformation (Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2015)

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Edmonton Philosophers’ Café BBQ Posted on June 16, 2015

Scheduled for: Saturday June 27th, 2015 @ 3:00 PM

The annual BBQ for attendees of the Edmonton Philosphers’ Café will be held on Saturday, 27 June, starting at 3pm, at the home of Maureen and Martin, 10936 79 Ave. You’re welcome to bring any sort of edibles and potables you like, but salads and animal flesh suitable for the charcoal fire will be provided. …

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A Conversation on Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Book “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation” Posted on June 2, 2015

Scheduled for: Friday July 17th, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Join us Friday, July 17, from 12pm-1:30pm at the Ronning House (4606 – 49 St, just north of campus) for a light lunch. David Goa will animate a conversation on Aayan Hirsi Ali’s book Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation. 

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Report on the Halki Summit II on Theology, Ecology, and the Word Posted on June 2, 2015

Scheduled for: Friday July 3rd, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Join us Friday, July 3, from 12pm-1:30pm at the Ronning House (4606 – 49 St, just north of campus) for a light lunch. David Goa will report on his time at the Halki Summit in Turkey, a conversation on the environment, literature, and the arts. Keynotes include Terry Tempest Williams (poet and author), Timothy Gorringe …

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Why Muslims are the World’s Fastest-Growing Religious Group Posted on June 1, 2015

Why Muslims are the World’s Fastest-Growing Religious Group (April 23, 2015)

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John von Heyking in a new book from McGill Queen’s: “Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime” (June 2015) Posted on June 1, 2015

John von Heyking in a new book from McGill Queen’s: “Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime”  (June 2015)

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David Goa speaks with Carol Off on CBC’s “As It Happens” on Omar Khadr’s formation and education (May 8, 2015) Posted on June 1, 2015

David Goa speaks with Carol Off on CBC’s “As It Happens” on Omar Khadr’s formation and education (May 8, 2015)

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David Goa on CBC Eyeopener on Omar Khadr (8 May 2015) Posted on May 26, 2015

The CBC program “Eyeopener” from Calgary interviewed David Goa about his experience as one of the professors teaching Omar Khadr. Listen to the interview on CBC.

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David Goa Interview on National Public Radio (27 April 2015) Posted on May 26, 2015

David Goa was interviewed on National Public Radio, WBEZ 91.5 about Muslim-Christian Relations on the “Worldviews” program. Listen to the interview on Soundcloud.

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Saguenay Right-to-Pray Ruling: What It Means for Religious Freedom in Politics Posted on May 26, 2015

Saguenay Right-to-Pray Ruling: What It Means for Religious Freedom in Politics (April 16, 2015)

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Supreme Court Judgment: Mouvement laïque québécois v. Saguenay Posted on May 26, 2015

Supreme Court Judgment: Mouvement laïque québécois v. Saguenay (April 15, 2015)

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Could Christianity Be Driven from the Middle East? Posted on May 26, 2015

Could Christianity Be Driven from the Middle East? (April 15, 2015)

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Why Muslims Are the World’s Fastest-Growing Religious Group Posted on May 26, 2015

Why Muslims Are the World’s Fastest-Growing Religious Group (April 23, 2015)

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Ronning Centre Book Launches Posted on April 29, 2015

Scheduled for: Friday May 15th, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

We warmly invite you to celebrate two recent Ronning Centre publications: -“The Christian Responsibility to Muslims” by David Goa -“Three Perspectives on the Sacred” by Fr John Chryssavgis We will serve a light lunch on Friday, 15 May, 12pm-1:30pm at the Ronning House (4606 – 49 St just a block north of campus).

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Ronning Centre Website Redesign Posted on April 28, 2015

The Ronning Centre has worked with webmaster Dylan Anderson to create a new look for our site. Distinctive elements include a higher profile for our International Fellows, notes on recent activities of our Fellows (including their work with the Ronning Centre and in other venues), as well as In the News with links to current …

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David Goa to Participate in Halki Summit Posted on April 28, 2015

David Goa has been invited to participate in the Halki Summit on a small island near Istanbul, Turkey. The conference will take place from 8-10 June 2015. Details on the conference can be found at the conference website. This site also includes information about the first Halki Summit, which featured speaker Bill McKibben, whose talk …

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