What’s New at Renison University College?

For more information or to register see

uwaterloo.ca/renison-ministry-centre/rimregistration

or contact Marilyn Malton at mmalton@uwaterloo.ca or 519-884-4404 x 28628

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DEALING WITH OUR DARKNESSES

FREE! A series of challenging Anglican-Muslim conversations about Transgression, Penitence, and Transformation offered through the generous support of:

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Friday, September 30, 2016 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT at Renison University College, Dunker Family Lounge, 240 Westmount Road North, Waterloo. Tickets required for each event. See uwaterloo.can/renison/dealing with darkness. Bishop Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada and Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Chair of Islamic Studies, Huron University College will begin this series of interfaith conversations by exploring key questions such as:

-What are the theological resources within our Muslim and Christian traditions for healing and transforming our broken histories and contemporary realities?
-How do (or can) Muslims and Christians understand reconciliation, penitence, forgiveness, moral responsibility to one and all?
-How can (or must) we, as a community, actively foster healing and renewal by facing our darknesses?
Followed by three guided, interfaith discussions on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 pm at Renison.

· Patriarchy and Gender Oppression, October 30

· Militancy and the Theological Exploitation of Religion for Violence, November 20

· Moving from Darkness to Light: Strategies and Stories of Resilience and Transformation, December 11

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BECOMING THE STORY WE TELL

Training Workshop for small group reflections, liturgies, and preaching during Lent and Eastertide.

Join the Rev. Canon John Hill and the Rev. Dr. Jay Koyle on Saturday, November 12, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, at Renison.

Prepare for a transformative Lent and Eastertide in your life and congregation with resources and strategies for fostering congregational reflection on story and sacrament.

Cost: $25.00, includes parking and light refreshments. You are welcome to bring your lunch or purchase one in the Renison cafeteria.

Check-in and refreshments begin at 9:00 am.

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CERTIFICATE COURSES:

Three courses begin this fall.

· Introduction to Theology with Rev. Dr. Patrick Patterson. Gain a deeper understanding of what Christians believe. Begins October 1.

· Spiritual Practice as Life-giving Pathway, with theologian, historian and Renison’s Principal, the Rev. Dr. Wendy Fletcher. Travel through the centuries with spiritual teachers beginning with St. Paul and the desert traditions and consider ideas such as the spirituality of resistance. Imagine a rhythm of life-giving spiritual practices in your own life. Begins October 15

· Old Testament with the Rev. Victor Krueger-Kischak. Explore the major themes of the Hebrew Scriptures and their value for Christians. Begins October 22.

See https://uwaterloo.ca/renison-ministry-centre/institute-ministry/certificate-courses for details or contact Marilyn Malton (mmalton@uwaterloo.ca or 519-884-4404 x 28628)