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    Chester Ronning Centre

    For the Study of Religion and Public Life

Events

A Conversation on Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Book “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation”

Jul 17, 2015
Join us Friday, July 17, from 12pm-1:30pm at the Ronning House (4606 - 49 St, just north of campus) for a light lunch. David Goa will animate a conversation on Aayan Hirsi Ali's book Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation. 

Ronning Conversation: Heretic – Why Islam Needs a Reformation

Jul 17, 2015
David Goa will animate a conversation on Aayan Hirsi Ali's book Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation. A light lunch will be served. Ronning House

A Conversation on the Papal Encyclical on Climate Change

Jul 31, 2015
Join us Friday, July 31, from 12pm-1:30pm at the Ronning House (4606 - 49 St, just north of campus) for a light lunch. David Goa will animate a conversation on on "Laudato Si'," the Papal Encyclical on Climate Change. You can read the encyclial at the Vatican website. A light lunch will be served.

Ronning Conversation: Papal Encyclical on Climate Change

Jul 31, 2015
David Goa will animate a conversation on "Laudato Si'," the Papal Encyclical on Climate Change. A light lunch will be served. Ronning House

Announcements

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David Goa to Speak at North American Interfaith Network

David Goa will speak with F. Volker Greifenhagen on the topic “Listening in the Face of Religious Terror” at the North American Interfaith Network 2015 conference that will take place July 19-22, 2015 at Luther College at the University of Regina.

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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.