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    Chester Ronning Centre

    For the Study of Religion and Public Life


Intro to Canning – Seeds for the Soul Event

Sep 28, 2016
14242407_655454351268831_1916193563759672560_oThe next Seeds for the Soul event, "Intro to Canning"!  will take place on Wednesday, September 28 from 6-8 pm at the Camrose Public Library. There will be a demonstration on how to can, a Harvest Swap table at 6pm, and crafts for kids. At 7pm, we will watch a brief video and discuss the relationship between happiness, the environment and consumption. Feel free to read this excerpt from Bill McKibben's book "Deep Economy" as a precursor to this discussion. This event is free and all ages are encouraged to attend. Visit www.spiritoftheland.ca or view the event flyer here.

Augustana Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Kieran Bonner

Oct 4, 2016
kieran-bonnerOn Tuesday, October 4th, from 12:30 - 2:00 pm, in the Roger Epp Room, join us for Can first questions (Who are we? How should we live?) be an educational focus in this era of global technological culture? - an Augustana Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Kieran Bonner. Click here to view the event poster.
On the evening of Tuesday October 4, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Camrose Public Library, Dr. Bonner will be presenting his second Augustana Distinguished Lecture, entitled ISIS, Donald Trump, and Technological Culture: Reflection on Human Purpose. Click here to view the event poster.

A Conversation with the Camrose Refugee Committee

Oct 12, 2016
joe-mcmorrow_headshotalan-ford_headshotOn Wednesday, October 12, drop by the Ronning House from 12:00 - 1:30 pm, for The Camrose welcome sign was out – but no Syrian refugees were directed our way – what happened and how should we respond? - A Conversation with the Camrose Refugee Committee (Joe McMorrow, pictured left, and Alan Ford, pictured right)Click here to view the event flyer.

A Conversation with Bishop Larry Kochendorfer, Dr. Faith Nostbakken and Dr. Julien Hammond

Oct 19, 2016
larry-kochendorfer-head-shotfaith-nostbakken-headshotjulien-hammondOn Wednesday, October 19, from 12:00 - 1:30 pm, in the Roger Epp Room, join us for Commemorating the Reformation: Five Hundred Years Later - a Conversation with Bishop Larry Kochendorfer (left), Dr. Faith Nostbakken (middle) and Dr. Julien Hammond (right). View the event flyer here.


Heavenly Acts III – Musical and linguistic explorations in faith settings: An International Symposium

On November 25 and 26, Dr. Michael Frishkopf, Director of the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology (CCE), Research Fellow of folkwaysAlive!, and Adjunct Professor in Religious Studies, together with his Andrey Rosowsky at University of  Sheffield will be hosting Heavenly Acts III in the Senate Chamber of the Old Arts Building on North Campus. Over the two days, the work of an international and interdisciplinary network of scholars, practitioners and performers will explore meaning through the multidimensional world of religious performance, with a focus on the complex relationships between faith, language, performance and music. Jeff Robert’s PAN ensemble will provide a musical offering Friday night, and our world music ensembles will perform Saturday night. See: https://heavenlyacts.com/ and the attached poster for more details.