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    Chester Ronning Centre

    For the Study of Religion and Public Life


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John and Eloise Bergen

Camrose Church of God Event: “On Forgiveness” Featuring John and Eloise Bergen

On Friday September 16th, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Center, the Camrose Church of God is hosting “On Forgiveness,” an event featuring John and Eloise Bergen. The couple will share their inspiring story of surviving a brutal assault and robbery in rural Kenya in 2008. Hear about their spiritual journey to healing through the power of forgiveness. See the attached poster for more details!     ChurchOfGod_BergenPoster

Dr. Emon_Poster

Lecture on Tolerance, Islamic Law, and the Possibilities of Critique – Dr. Anver Emon

On August 29th 2016, Dr. Anver Emon (University of Toronto) will animate his lecture entitled Tolerance, Islamic Law, and the Possibilities of Critique. This lecture will be located in the Arts Senate Chamber (3-26 Arts & Convocation Hall). Click here for more details.

A Meditation on Power

On June 6th, 2016, David Goa, founding Director of the Chester Ronning Centre, was invited to present the keynote at the Annual General Meeting of Sahakarini, a Camrose-based international NGO. Read it here.


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.