Call for Papers: Religion and Law in North America Posted on December 14, 2018

The Chester Ronning Centre welcomes paper proposals for an upcoming conference, “Religion and Law in North America,” at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus, April 12-13, 2019.

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University of Alberta honours Nakita Valerio Posted on September 12, 2018

Scheduled for: Monday September 24th, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

The University of Alberta is pleased to announce that Nakita Valerio, ’09 BA, ’17 MA, will receive an Alumni Horizon Award for connecting interfaith communities. UAlberta President David H. Turpin will present Ms. Valerio her award on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.

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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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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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“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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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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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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Discussions on Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission Posted on January 13, 2015

“The TRC tends to victimize the survivors of the residential schools and cannot fully pursue its role of establishing the grounds for restorative justice.”

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Chinese Consul General honours Chester Ronning Posted on June 30, 2014

The Chinese Consul General visited Camrose on Friday, June 27 – read the story and see the photo gallery here!

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Chester Ronning celebrated in film and print Posted on December 20, 2013

On December 14, Augustana celebrated the 119th birthday of Chester Ronning in style!

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Join us to celebrate Chester Ronning! Posted on December 9, 2013

On Saturday, December 14, we will celebrate one of the great names in Camrose and Augustana history.

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Screening of “Hellbound” Posted on September 4, 2013

Scheduled for: Thursday October 3rd, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

This Chester Ronning Centre Consultation includes a panel discussion with Eugene Boe, David Goa and Randal Rauser. $5 admission Faith & Life Chapel

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Augustana Resilience Symposium Posted on March 18, 2013

This Friday will feature one of the final events of our Annual Theme year, including four separate and engaging sessions!

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Ronning Lecture on Faith, Farming and Oil Posted on March 13, 2012

Prof. Dittmar Mündel’s February 29 Ronning Centre Lecture on Faith, Farming and Oil was covered in the Western Catholic Reporter. Read the article online here, and click here to learn more about the Ronning Centre and upcoming lectures!

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Philosophers’ Cafe: Religious Diversity, Help or Hindrance? Posted on September 15, 2011

Scheduled for: Saturday December 10th, 2011 @ 1:00 PM

Is a Diversity of Religious Communities a Help or a Hindrance to a Healthy Society? A Philosophers’ Café introduced and animated by David Goa (Director of the Ronning Centre) Saturday, 10 December, 1:00–3:30 p.m. Steeps, The Urban Tea House 11116 – Whyte (82nd) Avenue, Edmonton

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