Social Justice Institute – May 3 – 5, 2007

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Whose Story? Whose Justice? Imagining Alternatives

We hear many stories in this age of instant communication and all-news media. There are the culturally dominant stories of consumerism, individualism, domination, economic growth and environmental destruction. There are the stories of the homeless, immigrants, refugees, Aboriginals, voices from the South and the voice of the planet. And as Christians we hear the Biblical stories and those of our faith traditions.

How are these stories interconnected? What do these stories have to say about justice in our world today? How could we respond to these sometimes conflicting stories? What alternatives are there and how can we contribute to creating them?

Come together with others for the whole event or for just one day, hearing and analyzing these stories, reflecting, praying, sharing our own stories, and imagining an alternative world with ideas and actions to take home with you.

Keynote Speakers: Lee Cormie (St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto); Paul Hansen, CSsR (Chair of the Board of Kairos-Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives); and Kathy Vandergrift (Make Poverty History, Citizens for Public Justice, the Canadian Council of Churches Commission on Justice and Peace, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, Child Soldiers Coalition)

This ecumenical event has been organized in cooperation with: Alberta Synod-Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC); Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace; Kairos-Edmonton; The Kings University College; Newman Theological College; St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta; and The United Church of Canada.

This ecumenical event will be held at Newman Theological College, Edmonton, May 3-5, 2007. Overnight accomodation & meals available. For brochure with agenda, registration form & more information contact 780-467-2833 or email: or see the conference website.

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