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    Chester Ronning Centre

    For the Study of Religion and Public Life


Making Peace with the Land Conference

Nov 13, 2015
This fall, the Ronning Centre is pleased to host the 4th annual conference in the Spirit of the Land series. The conference will take place on 13-14 November 2015, with guest speaker Norman Wirzba, indigenous leaders, and innovative ecology educators. Conference information is available at the Spirit of the Land website.


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Ronning Centre Website Redesign

The Ronning Centre has worked with webmaster Dylan Anderson to create a new look for our site. Distinctive elements include a higher profile for our International Fellows, notes on recent activities of our Fellows (including their work with the Ronning Centre and in other venues), as well as In the News with links to current media stories relating to religion and public life. You will also find our usual event information and announcements.

Halki Summit

David Goa to Participate in Halki Summit

David Goa has been invited to participate in the Halki Summit on a small island near Istanbul, Turkey. The conference will take place from 8-10 June 2015. Details on the conference can be found at the conference website. This site also includes information about the first Halki Summit, which featured speaker Bill McKibben, whose talk for the annual Augustana Theme was co-sponsored by the Ronning Centre and can be viewed here.

U Encounter

U Encounter: David Goa Chief Curator

David Goa served as chief curator for the U Encounter online exhibition, which is now available to all via the exhibit website. The exhibition focuses on what it means to be human and is created by the Humanitas Group.

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Three Perspectives on the Sacred: New Publication

The Ronning Centre is pleased to announce publication of Three Perspectives on the Sacred: Healing Wisdom from the Desert, the Mountain, and the Cosmos by our 2014 Augustana Distinguished Lecturer, John Chryssavgis. This publication can be ordered from the Augustana Bookstore by calling 780-679-1139.

A celebration of this publication, and our other recent publication (The Christian Responsibility to Muslims) will be held on 15 May 2015 from 12pm-1:30pm at the Ronning House. The event is free and open to all. A light lunch will be served.