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    Chester Ronning Centre

    For the Study of Religion and Public Life


There are no events scheduled at this time.



Seeds for the Soul

Join the Spirit of the Land team at the Ronning House at 7pm on Wednesday, June 1 for a talk animated by David Goa. See poster here. Arrive at 6pm for some pre-talk exploration involving pine needles!


The Ronning Centre at Congress

On May 31 Catherine Caufield will be presenting and discussing the work of the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public life located at the Augustana campus of the University of Alberta at “Congress.” The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest academic gathering in Canada. It is organized by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). CHFSS promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. CFHSS has a membership of over 160 universities, colleges and scholarly associations and represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada.


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.


David Goa invited to conferences in Turkey and Bosnia

On May 3 David Goa presented the lecture “Gregory of Nyssa: Landscape as Revelation” at II Uluslararasi Nevsehir Tarih ve Kulture Sempozyumu, the 2nd International Conference on the history and culture of Nevsehir. He will be in Sarajevo on May 20 to present “Deep Religion, the Antidote to the Diseases of Modernity” at the 2nd International Symposium on “Religious Studies and Global Peace.”