SEI 2004: Be Not Afraid

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Issue No. 6, April 2004

Be Not Afraid,” Summer Ecumenical Institute 2004

The 2004 Summer Ecumenical Institute, “Be Not Afraid,” is to be held at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg May 9-12. Sponsored by the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, it is being planned by representatives from a wide range of Winnipeg churches.

The central theme focuses on what is held in common by Christians as they bear witness in a culture of fear. The keynote speaker is Dr. Tom Yoder Neufeld, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo. Dr. Neufeld’s presentations on Sunday and Monday evenings will be open to the general public.

Building on Dr. Neufeld’s presentation, other presenters will delve into the cultural and sociological context for the atmosphere of fear in which we find ourselves, then look at ecclesiological and theological possibilities for a common Christian response. On the practical level, several facilitators will help participants explore methods and concrete examples for Christians working together in mission. These will include groups and organisations such as Kairos, the Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV), refugee settlement, and more. Finally, there will be time to explore opportunities for ecumenical activities through emerging forms of church. All of these will be situated within a context of prayer and worship.

St. Boniface Roman Catholic Cathedral, with its rich heritage of faith and history, will be the venue for a presentation by members of the Rupert’s Land Indigenous Council of the Anglican Church of Canada. Participants will then be treated to an interpretive tour of 6,000 years of aboriginal history at The Forks, a meeting place of culture and spirituality. The theme will be further expanded through an evening of music and song, again open to the general public.

For further information, see the SEI-2004 website.

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