“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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Philosophers’ Cafe: Unity through Democracy? Posted on September 15, 2011

Scheduled for: Saturday November 26th, 2011 @ 1:00 PM

Can the Cultivation of Civic Democracy Unite into One Country a Variety of Ethnic Cultures and National Identities? A Philosophers’ Café introduced and animated by John von Heyking (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Lethbridge) Saturday, 26 November, 1:00–3:30 p.m. Steeps, The Urban Tea House 11116 – Whyte (82nd) Avenue, Edmonton

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Ronning Centre Seminar: Canada and Religion Posted on September 15, 2011

Scheduled for: Friday November 25th, 2011 @ 3:00 PM

Canada and Civil Religion A Ronning Centre Seminar with John von Heyking (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Lethbridge) Friday, 25 November, 3:00 p.m. N110, King’s University College 9125 – 50 Street, Edmonton

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Distinguished Lecture: Islamic Law, Faith & Ethics Posted on September 15, 2011

Scheduled for: Thursday October 20th, 2011 @ 7:00 PM

Law, Faith and Ethics: Narratives of Public Islam Augustana Distinguished Lecture 2011 with Amyn Sajoo (Scholar in Residence, Simon Fraser University’s Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures) Lectures made possible through the generous support of the Hendrickson Memorial Endowment Fund Thursday, 20 October, 7:00 p.m. Roger Epp Conference Room (2-004) Augustana …

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Ronning Centre Consultation: Church as Sanctuary Posted on September 15, 2011

Scheduled for: Tuesday October 18th, 2011 @ 7:00 PM

Church as Sanctuary A Ronning Centre Consultation with Richard Hergesheimer (Pastor of First Lutheran Church in Vancouver) Monday, 17 October, 7:00 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church 10014 – 84 Avenue, Edmonton Tuesday, 18 October, 7:00 p.m. Messiah Lutheran Church 4810 – 50 Street, Camrose Wednesday, 19 October, 7:00 p.m. Advent Lutheran Church 11 Scenic Acres Gate, …

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