“Donald Trump and the Complexity of Evangelicalism in North America” – Lecture with Dr. Molly Worthen Posted on September 27, 2018

Scheduled for: Thursday October 18th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Join us on Thurs. Oct. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Camrose Public Library (4710 50 Ave) for a lecture with Distinguished Visiting Fellow Dr. Molly Worthen entitled “Make Sure All Of Your People Vote”: Donald Trump and the Complexity of Evangelicalism in North America

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Spirit of the Land: Stories for Generations – 7th Annual Spirit of the Land Conference Posted on September 27, 2018

The 7th Annual Spirit of the Land Conference will take place on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 10 am – 3:30 pm at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta in Camrose. Registration opens Oct 1st!

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Augustana’s newest postdoc is tackling the tough subjects Posted on August 29, 2018

Katharine Batlan has just begun work at the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life and is not afraid to discuss politics and religion in any kind of company.

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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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A new way to think about the land Posted on June 22, 2018

UAlberta honourary degree holder Nettie Wiebe urges a reimagining of our relationship with the land.

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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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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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