2015 Congress Schedule

 Monday, June 1 (MacDonald building)

8:45am-9:00am – Welcome: President, Rob Fennell (MacDonald MCD/121)

- Jim Gerrie (Cape Breton University): “Public Schools as Multicultural Community Centres: A Missing Option in the Debate Regarding Public Support of Religious Education” (MCD/121)
- Jean-Pierre Fortin (Independent Researcher): “Pacifism as Spiritual Empowerment: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Theology of Resistance” (MCD/120)

9:40am – 10:00am – break

- J. Richard Middleton (Northeastern Seminary, Roberts Wesleyan College): “Faith Seeking Understanding: Reflections in Narratival Biblical Hermeneutics from a Canadian Immigrant Perspective” (MCD/121)
- David Pfrimmer (Waterloo Lutheran Seminary): “Public Ethics as a Canadian ‘Theologica Publica’” (MCD/120)

- Gordon Rixon (Regis College): “Transforming Metaphor: Advancing Contending Rights” (MCD/121)
- Peter Nguyen (Regis College): “Christology and Pneumatology as Political Resistance” (MCD/120)

11:30am-1:30pm – extended lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm - Jay Newman Lecture (MCD/121)

2:30pm-4:00pm – Panel: “Gregory Baum’s Truth and Relevance: Catholic Theology in French Quebec since the Quiet Revolution(MCD/121)

4:00pm-4:10pm – break

4:10pm-5:30pm - CTS Annual General Meeting (MCD/121)

Tuesday, June 2 (MacDonald building)

- Robert Timmons (Emmanuel College): “Embodying Dangerous Memories: A Queer Intervention into Johann Baptist Metz’s Political Theology” (MCD/121)
- Matt Hoven (St. Joseph’s College): “Sport, Theology, and Christian Praxis” (MCD/120)

- Doris Kieser (St. Joseph’s College): “The Political Female Body: Reproduction, Autonomy, and Menstruation” (MCD/121)
- Joëlle Morgan (St. Paul University): “Doing Theology With the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Next Door: A Settler Theologian Addresses Coloniality (MCD/120)

10:20am-10:40am – break

10:40am-12noon - Panel: “Politicizing Religion: Cavanaugh, Lonergan, and Levinas in Dialogue” (MCD/121)

12noon-1pm - Student Networking Luncheon (MCD/121)

- Rachel Knight-Messenger (University of St. Michael’s College): “Thomas Merton’s Imitation of Christ as a Response to the Social and Political Issue of Ecological Ethics” (MCD/121)
- Brett David Potter (University of St. Michael’s College): “Seeing, Touching, and Tasting the Form: A Theo-Aesthetic Approach to Tradition and Ecumenical Dialogue” (MCD/120)

- Sheryl Johnson (United Church of Canada): “‘That All May Be One’ In The Oikos: Toward An Integrated Eco-Social Theological Praxis Grounded in the Present” (MCD/121)
- Jane Barter Moulaison (University of Winnipeg): “Confession and Neo-liberalism: Or, Reading Foucault in Harper’s Canada” (MCD/120)

2:20pm-2:30pm – break

2:30pm-3:30pm - CTS Presidential Address: Robert Fennell (Atlantic School of Theology) (MCD/121)

3:30pm-5:00pm - Panel: “The New Pilgrimages: Postmodernity and the Theology and Politics of Journey” (MCD/121)

5:00pm-6:00pm – free time

6:00pm-8:00pm - CTS Dinner

 Wednesday, June 3 (Lamoureux and Montpetit buildings)

- Derek Simon (St. Thomas University): “Resisting The Petro-State: Sacred Waters, Anti-Fracking Solidarities and Blue Theologies” (LMX/106)
- Andrew Gabriel (Horizon College and Seminary): “Pneumatological Insights for the Attributes of the Divine Love – In Dialogue with Karl Barth” (MNT/203)

9:40am-11:00am - Panel: The Theology of the United Church of Canada (LMX/106)


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