Thomas Merton: Alaska and His Final Conferences

Date(s) - March 30, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace

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There has been a tendency to ignore the final conferences that Merton gave in Anchorage and Eagle River, Alaska in the autumn of 1968, but these conferences, in a compact, accessible and simple manner, sum up Merton’s time tried insights and wisdom on contemplation, community, public responsibility, ecumenism and interfaith dialogue in a succinct, evocative and instructive way. At this half day gathering, Ron Dart will focus on such perennial themes and their ongoing relevance and significance for our time and ethos. Admission is by donation at the door. Everyone welcome! Co-sponsored by the Thomas Merton Society of Canada and Canadian Memorial United Church & Centre for Peace.

Ron Dart has taught in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford since 1990. He was on staff with Amnesty International in the 1980s. Ron has contributed articles, essays and book reviews to The Merton Annual, The Merton Seasonal, and Thomas Merton: Monk on the Edge, a collection of essays by Canadian Merton scholars. He serves on the Board of the Thomas Merton Society of Canada.

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