Public Event – The Appeal of John Bunyan – Aug 15, 2019 Posted on June 27, 2019

Scheduled for: Thursday August 15th, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

A free-of-charge public event in Edmonton as part of the 9th triennial conference of the International John Bunyan Society, sponsored by the Ronning Centre.

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June 3 – Meet & Greet with Elder Sarah Jerome, 2019 Augustana Honorary Degree Recipient Posted on May 23, 2019

Scheduled for: Monday June 3rd, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

Join us on Monday June 3rd from 12:30 – 2:00 pm in Wahkohtowin Lodge (Augustana Forum, Lower Level) for a meet & greet reception with 2019 Honorary Degree Recipient Elder Sarah Jerome. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration required. Free to attend and open to the public.

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CANCELLED: Coffee and Conversation on Religion and Politics in Alberta – Mar 21 Posted on March 14, 2019

Scheduled for: Thursday March 21st, 2019 @ 2:30 PM

Join us on Thurs. Mar 21 at 2:30 pm in the Roger Epp Conference Room (Augustana Campus) for coffee, snacks, and a round-table discussion on religion and politics in Alberta, facilitated by Clark Banack and Jeffrey Behrens.

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An Evening with Chris Hedges – Mar 26 Posted on March 14, 2019

Scheduled for: Tuesday March 26th, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Chris Hedges is the 2019 Augustana Distinguished Lecturer. He will be giving this year’s Chester Ronning Lecture on Religion and Diplomacy and will address the importance of religion in today’s global world.

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Book club to discuss Chris Hedges’ latest book Posted on January 24, 2019

Scheduled for: Monday February 11th, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

In preparation for Chris Hedges’ visit to Camrose, join us for a book club to discuss his latest book America: The Farewell Tour (available for purchase at the Augustana book store).

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Religious Freedom Lecture with Tisa Wenger – April 13 Posted on December 8, 2018

Scheduled for: Saturday April 13th, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

Join us on April 13 for a public lecture by Tisa Wenger. This talk explores the prospects and paradoxes of religious freedom for Native Americans and for African Americans in the early twentieth century. Free to attend!

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New exhibit at local museum honours Chester Ronning Posted on July 25, 2018

Scheduled for: Sunday September 23rd, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

A new exhibit at the Camrose and District Centennial Museum (4522 53 Street, Camrose) features artifacts from the life of one of Canada’s most distinguished diplomats and past Principal of Camrose Lutheran College, Chester Ronning.

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In Memoriam: Wendy Cassady (March 6, 1950 – May 11, 2018) Posted on May 17, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wendy Marlene Cassady. Wendy passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018 with her family at her side. Our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends.

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“Reconciliation” with Indigenous people is comforting for many Canadians, but is a Christian concept up to the task? Posted on March 20, 2018

Check out this piece on Mennonite land and “Reconciliation” for Religion Dispatches, co-written by Joe Wiebe, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Augustana Campus and Advisory Committee Member of the Chester Ronning Centre.

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Monthly Healing Circle Posted on February 7, 2018

Starting in February, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, there will be a healing circle at 10:30 am in Wahkohtowin Lodge (lower level of the Augustana Campus forum).

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Did you miss an event? You can view video recordings of Ronning Centre lectures on our YouTube channel! Posted on November 30, 2017

If you couldn’t attend a lecture, take a look at our YouTube channel to see if there is a video recording of the event! Happy viewing!

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The Reformation in Alberta: A Virtual Exhibit Posted on November 8, 2017

Check out this virtual exhibit curated by Dr. Brandon Alakas and Day Bulger, now open for viewing online! The exhibit is a history of the Reformation through ten items in the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library.

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Professsor Ian Wilson Appointed Director of the Ronning Centre Posted on March 2, 2017

Congratulations to professor Ian Wilson, the newly appointed Director of the Chester Ronning Centre. See the official announcement from Dean Allen Berger, posted here.

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Thank You Dr. Nicholas Wickenden Posted on December 1, 2016

The Ronning Centre community would like to express its deep appreciation for the work of Dr. Nicholas Wickenden. The high quality of the Ronning Centre publications reflect his skill in creating specialized fonts, his fine sense of style, and his eye for detail.

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