January 14 – May 31, 2019
Steeped in the spirituality of Henri Nouwen and Thomas Merton, speakers will present on the foundations of peacemaking as well as personal experiences from the front lines of social justice.
Drawing from seasoned activists, leaders in contemplative ministry, artists of spoken word and music, this conference will feed your spirit, ignite your conscience, and inspire you to become a voice for peace!
Light lunch and refreshments included.
Presented by Church of the Redeemer, Citizens for Public Justice, Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice, and the Henri Nouwen Society.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
JIM FOREST is a writer, Orthodox Christian lay theologian, educator, and peace activist. As a young man, Jim served in the U.S. Navy, working with a meteorology unit at the U.S. Weather Bureau headquarters near Washington, D.C. It was during this period that he became a Catholic. His military service ended with an early discharge on grounds of conscientious objection. After leaving the Navy, Jim joined the staff of the Catholic Worker community in Manhattan, working close with the founder, Dorothy Day, and for a time serving as managing editor of the journal she edited, The Catholic Worker. Keep reading...
SHAD (Shadrach Kabango) is a Canadian alternative hip hop recording artist and broadcaster. He hosted Q on CBC Radio One from 2015 to 2016, and hosts the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series Hip-Hop Evolution. Born in Kenya, of Rwandan parents, Shad was raised in London, Ontario. His mother worked in a London hospital as a medical lab technologist; his father as a machinist. He attended Central Secondary School and the École secondaire Gabriel-Dumont. Keep reading...
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