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    Chester Ronning Centre

    For the Study of Religion and Public Life


Law, Religion, and Public Life: The Stories We Tell

May 26, 2016
12-1:30pm Ronning House, Augustana Campus, University of Alberta (4901 46 Avenue, Camrose) A Ronning Centre Colloquium with Dr. Pamela Klassen, Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Toronto, and Dr. Benjamin Berger, Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. See poster here. A light lunch will be served.


Goa - 2016

Special Topics in Diversity: Faith and Culture

August 22–26, 2016 David Goa will be offering an intensive week-long course from 8:30am to 4:30pm at St. Stephen’s College, University of Alberta. The course will focus on increasing multicultural competence and building skills for interfaith communication and interdisciplinary collaboration. Registration deadline is July 22, 2016. For more information, see poster here.

Ahmad - photo

In Memoriam

On March 31st our colleague and friend Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad departed this life. Mumtaz was an International Fellow of the Ronning Centre, contributing to our work over the last seven years. Many of our friends benefited from his lectures at Augustana, on the north campus and throughout campus Alberta. Mumtaz was Executive Director of the Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue and Professor of Political Science, Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. His superb scholarship, generous and gracious spirit will be deeply missed. We are better for his presence. Inna Lillahay ve inna Ilehay Rajoon.

Goa publication

Public Space and the Culture of Amnesia

A chapter from David Goa’s A Regard on Creation has been re-published, in Romanian translation, by the University of Oradea in an anthology with the title Bisercia Si Societatea (Church and Society).


Ronning Centre publications reprinted in Pakistan

The Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue at the International Islamic University in Islamabad, the second largest university in Pakistan, will be publishing a large book with a number of Ronning Centre publications including Zinck, Benson, Hutchinson, Greifenhagen and Goa, under the title Considerations of  Islam from the Other America.