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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Being Fruitful and Multiplying: Creation Museums as Symbolic Spaces Posted on January 9, 2018

Scheduled for: Wednesday February 21st, 2018 @ 12:30 PM

Join us on Wed Feb 21 at 12:30 pm in the Roger Epp Room for a dialogue with Dr. Jim Linville. This presentation offers an illustrated, whirlwind tour of some of North America’s Creation Museum facilities. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free & open to the public.

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Does the Bible justify genocide? If so, do we have to listen? Posted on January 9, 2018

Scheduled for: Tuesday February 27th, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Join us on Tue Feb 27 at 7:00 pm, at the Camrose United Church for an Augustana Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Christine Mitchell. This talk addresses biblical conquest texts and explore possibilities for repudiating these texts while still respecting a biblical heritage. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free & open to the public.

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What to do with all these Canaanites? A settler-Canadian reflection on biblical conquest stories Posted on January 9, 2018

Scheduled for: Wednesday February 28th, 2018 @ 12:30 PM

Join us on Wed Feb 28 at 12:30 pm in the Roger Epp Room for an Augustana Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Christine Mitchell. This talk addresses biblical conquest stories and reflects on the possibility of decolonizing these stories as Canada works towards reconciliation. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free & open to the public.

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The Future of Faith-Based Education in Alberta Posted on January 9, 2018

Scheduled for: Wednesday March 14th, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Join us on Wed March 14 at 12:00 pm in the Chapel for a Lunch & Learn with Dr. Clark Banack. This talk will delve into some recent and ongoing political and legal developments that have the potential to fundamentally alter Alberta’s approach to faith-based education. This event is free to attend and open to the public. A $5 lunch is available upon request.

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An Evening with Edward Snowden on Security, Public Life and Research (via live stream) Posted on January 9, 2018

Scheduled for: Tuesday March 27th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Join us on Tue March 27 at 6:00 pm in the Cargill Theatre (Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre) for a live-stream conversation with Edward Snowden to discuss perspectives on security, public life, and research. This event is free to attend and open to the public, but a ticket is required. Ticket information will be announced soon.

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Religion, Technology, and Public Life: A Reflection on Edward Snowden Posted on January 9, 2018

Scheduled for: Wednesday March 28th, 2018 @ 12:30 PM

Join us on Wed March 28 at 12:30 pm in the Roger Epp Room for a panel discussion to reflect on the previous evening’s live-stream discussion with Edward Snowden on security, public life, and research. Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP necessary. This event is free & open to the public.

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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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Reconciling Land, Life & Livelihood – Spirit of the Land Conference Posted on October 11, 2016

Scheduled for: Friday November 4th, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

On November 4th, 5th and 6th, Spirit of the Land and the Ronning Centre, at the University of Alberta Augustana Faculty, will be hosting their fifth annual conference centered on the topic of reconciliation. This year’s theme is “Reconciling Land, Life and Livelihood” and will focus on how we can engage in dialogue about the environment, …

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Spirit of the Land Roads Scholar Course Open to Community Members Posted on September 15, 2016

A unique learning opportunity open to those who would like to study the connection between ecology, community and spirituality.

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Making Peace with the Land, 13-15 Nov Posted on October 14, 2015

Scheduled for: Friday November 13th, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

From 13-15 November, the Ronning Centre is pleased to host the “Making Peace with the Land” conference, integrating economy, ecology, spirituality, and community. Keynote speaker Norman Wirzba, professor at Duke Divinity School, will give the conference keynote, the Augustana Distinguished Lecture, on Friday, 13 November at 7:00pm. For full conference schedule and registration information, please …

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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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Supreme Court rules Quebec infringed on Loyola High School’s religious freedom Posted on April 20, 2015

Scheduled for: Thursday April 30th, 2015 @ 9:10 AM

Read the article at the CBC

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Spring Soiree: A Report to the Community Posted on March 25, 2015

Scheduled for: Thursday April 30th, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

Celebrating Community Augustana is committed to building a vibrant community. As our friend and neighbour, we invite you to join Dean Allen Berger as he shares and celebrates student achievement and community partnerships. Thursday, April 30 at 6pm Cargill Theatre, Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre Business Casual RSVP to debra.olafson@ualberta.ca or 780-679-1626

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Ronning: Hinduism Takes Root in Canada Posted on February 25, 2015

Scheduled for: Thursday March 12th, 2015 @ 12:45 PM

Hinduism Takes Root in Canada with Distinguished Visiting Fellow Darrel Bryant Wednesday, March 12 12:50 pm F2-305

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Ronning Film Presentation: The Traveling Guru Posted on February 25, 2015

Scheduled for: Wednesday March 11th, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

Film Presentation: “The Traveling Guru” with Distinguished Visiting Fellow Darrel Bryant Wednesday, March 11 5 pm Epp Conference Room, 2-004

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Ronning: Hinduism Takes Root in Canada Posted on February 25, 2015

Scheduled for: Wednesday March 11th, 2015 @ 12:45 PM

Hinduism Takes Root in Canada with Distinguished Visiting Fellow Darrel Bryant Wednesday, March 11 12:50 pm Library 2-103

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