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THEOLOGY/THEOLOGIES: Anti-racism, Interfaith, Intercultural IN PERSON Conference

November 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The earlier registration that included lunch options has now been closed but we would love to have you join us if you missed it! A reminder that you will have to bring your own lunch. 

Please join the Theology (and implementation) Conference being planned by the Anti-Racism, Interfaith, Intercultural Forum in our Region on Wednesday November 22, 2023. This is a one day in person conference that is being held at Kingsview United Church, Oshawa from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Jennifer Janzen-Ball, Executive Minister for Theological Leadership, The United of Canada.

After hearing the keynote, we look forward to responses by the following individuals:

  • Rev. Dr. Bill Smith
  • Shelley Knott Fife
  • Rev. Alan Boyd
  • Rev. Dr. Aruna Alexander

In addition, you will be invited to share your ideas in smaller groups. The conference will conclude with a regional focus lead by Rev. Éric Hébert-Daly.

The upcoming conference, through the lens of anti-racism, interfaith and intercultural realities will recall for us the principles for justice work; countering antisemitism; engaging church in study of discipleship; theologies and histories of mission practices and impacts in The United Church.

We will also be singing our Theology, and looking at real word consequences.  Our history of involvement in colonization will be mentioned as well as our work on right relations and reconciliation.

While reflecting on the Theologies within The United Church of Canada, we will be asking –
who is Jesus Christ for a church that values ecumenical and interfaith work, and has made commitments about becoming an intercultural and anti-racist church?
You will be well informed about work with faculty at United Church theological schools who are engaged in anti-racism and decolonization theological education.  In addition, the different approaches around interfaith work in a pluralistic Canadian society will be shared, along with Canadian human rights issues.

Executive Minister Rev. Éric Hébert-Daly will focus our attention on the implications of our chosen priorities in working together as the Body of Christ in East Central Ontario Region.

Please remember to bring your own lunch as the caterer has already received the numbers, thank you!

Any questions about the conference please contact Rev. Dr. Aruna Alexander (drarunaalexander@cogeco.ca).


November 22, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Kingsview United Church – Oshawa