Date(s) - November 14, 2015
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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‘War and Peace and the Struggle for Shalom’ Symposium and Brian Doerksen Concert
9:00 am-4:30 pm, Symposium, Northwest Auditorium, TWU
7:00 – 9:30 pm, Concert, Northwest Auditorium, TWU
Co-sponsored by the Anabaptist Mennonite Centre for Faith and Learning (Trinity Western University). This course, taught by Dr. Dorothy M. Peters, runs November 14-19 and begins with an open-to-the-public symposium (Saturday, Nov. 14, 9am – 4:30 pm) and a concert, that same evening, featuring Brian Doerksen and the SHIYR Poets.
There are four options available to you. Details of each are below (scroll down). For more information contact Dr. Dorothy Peters.
OPTION ONE: THE FULL COURSE (NOV. 14-19)
Over the millennia, God’s people have struggled for peace (shalom) and justice in the midst of a violent world. With a goal of seeking and finding healthy and healing paths toward wholeness today, course participants are invited into the vibrant theological conversations about peace and violence permeating the Old Testament, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the New Testaments. Examples from Anabaptist-Mennonite history are explored as case studies; however, students will explore the big questions from within their own faith traditions. Here is the syllabus. If you want to take the full course, which runs on Saturday, November 14 from 9:00 am – 9:30 pm and Monday through Thursday, November 16–19, from 6:00-9:00 pm, then click here to register. Your registration, either as a 3 or 1 semester hour credit student or as an audit student, alreadyincludes both the symposium and the concert.
OPTION TWO: SATURDAY SYMPOSIUM PLUS CONCERT (NOV. 14)
You can decide to attend the full-day Saturday symposium (Nov. 14, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm) and concert (Nov. 14th, 7:00 – 9:30 pm), without registering for the full course. The cost is $50.00 and includes lunch as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks. You can click here to RSVP.
OPTION THREE: SYMPOSIUM BUT NOT THE CONCERT (NOV. 14)
You can decide to attend the full-day symposium only but not the evening concert. The cost is $50 and includes lunch as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks. You can click here to RSVP.
OPTION FOUR: BRIAN DOERKSEN AND SHIYR POETS CONCERT (NOV.14)
You can choose to join us for the concert only, on Saturday, Nov. 14, 7:00 – 9:30 pm. Priority reserved seating for symposium registrants. Space is limited for additional guests – first come first served. We do have quite a bit of extra space so trust we can accommodate all that are interested. RSVP here.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM (SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM)
The full day Symposium, co-sponsored by ACTS Seminaries and the Anabaptist-Mennonite Centre for Faith and Learning at TWU, is open to the public. Special speakers will engage with the big question: “How have and how do God’s people struggle for shalom and justice in the midst of a violent world?” Confirmed speakers include:
- J. Janzen (Highland Community Church): “Making Peace with Force: Rethinking Anabaptist-Mennonite Nonresistance”
- Derek Suderman (Conrad Grebel University College): “Hearing Voices of Lament as Cries for Shalom.”
- Dorothy M. Peters (TWU/ACTS): “The Sword – Sheathed and Unsheathed – in the Dead Sea Scrolls”
- Kyung Baek (TWU): “The Sword-in-the-Mouth of Jesus the King: Declarations of War and Peace in the Gospel of Matthew”
- Gareth Brandt (Columbia Bible College): “Münster and Menno: A Case Study from 16th Century Anabaptism”
- Bruce Guenther (President, MB Biblical Seminary Canada): “Mennonites and Peacemaking: Tensions in Theology and Practice”
There will be an interactive discussion time with all Symposium speakers and participants.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE CONCERT (NOV. 14, 7:00 – 9:30 PM)
Brian Doerksen and the SHIYR Poets present “A Musical and Theological Conversation about War and Peace and the Struggle for Shalom.” There will be cameo appearances by Dr. Craig Broyles (TWU): “The Pursuit of Peace in the Psalms: On Violence and the Function of Lament” and Martin G. Abegg (TWU): “The War Scroll: So What . . . Is Shalom?” and the inaugural performance of a new Dead Sea Scrolls song, “When Justice Sings”.