Monday, May 28, 2012

Orthodox Peace Fellowship Conference this weekend in Abbotsford

Hello all. Below is some information on the Orthodox Peace Fellowship Conference happening this weekend at UFV. It looks really interesting!

Orthodox Peace Fellowship Conference, 2012

Hosted by the Orthodox Peace Fellowship, In Communion, you may find details for registration here:  Conflict and Compassion: Reclaiming Eden

The 2012 Orthodox Peace Fellowship annual conference will take place at the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, June 1-3, 2012.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. David Goa, Adjunct Professor of Religion at the University of Alberta and Director of the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life.  Sessions will be on such topics as the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Peacemaking in Africa, Relations between Iran and the West, and Religion and Peacebuilding.  Speakers include Jim Forest, Tarek Abuata, Alex Patico, Marc Gopin, Laurie Blanton Pierce, Ernie Regehr, Andrew Klager, Ron Dart, and Archbp. Lazar (Puhalo).  Registration is open to all interested parties, and although the conference maintains a multi-faith flavour, Orthodox Christian and Mennonite perspectives will figure prominently this year.

Conference Fees: 

§ $80 per person covers conference registration, five meals & breaks from Friday evening to mid-day Sunday.  $40 covers Saturday-only (registration, sessions, lunch, dinner & breaks).

§ All-inclusive registration fee for a couple: $140


Ostensive Lyme said...

Christ is in our midst!

Good morning family and friends of St Herman's;
I've been reminding everyone this week of the Peace Conference. So, forgive me for reminding you again. :)
My friend Andrew who is organizing this event says,

"Also, I would like to remind you that the keynote address on Friday, June 1st @ 7:00pm in room A225/229 of the UFV Campus is a free public lecture and will be delivered by David Goa, Director of the Chester Ronning Institute on the Study of Religion and Public Life at the University of Alberta, entitled “Religion and Peacemaking: Rethinking Muhammad and Healing the Heart of Muslims and Christians.”
Again, if you would like to attend the conference, but something is preventing you from doing so, please contact Andrew at to make suitable arrangements."

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting David Goa two summers ago, at our Diocesan Council. He is lovely, sharp, and I would say, "Orthodoxy with balls" (forgive me)!

-Mark Basil

Ostensive Lyme said...

Christ is in our midst!

The conference was very good.
For me it was like a furnace actually; I feel tested and tempered by it. May God reshape me a little closer to his likeness before I cool down.

If anyone would like to hear anything about it, or discuss anything related to peace, nonviolence, etc, please feel free to email me:
man or they [all one word] at gmail dot com.

-Mark Basil