Public Lecture: The 15-Minute Neighbourhood
“How beautiful those cities which overcome paralyzing mistrust, integrate those who are different and make this very integration a new factor of development!
How attractive are those cities which, even in their architectural design, are full of spaces which connect, relate and favor the recognition of others!”
Pope Francis - Laudato Si 152 / Evangelii Gaudium 210
Join us this Saturday evening—February 26 at 7:00 pm (MT)—as Dr. Bob Summers, Academic Director of the U of A’s Sustainability Council, speaks on some of the ways cities can (and are!) leading the way in mitigating climate change, and moving towards a more sustainable future. Come with your questions, concerns and dreams; and allow yourself to be inspired by what is happening! www.starofthenorth.ca/climate-hope
Meeting ID: 878 6319 8827
Ash Wednesday Service & Art Exhibit
Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie will hold an ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service at 4:00 pm in connection to the opening of our Lenten exhibit: Kisemanito Pakitinasuwin - The Creator’s Sacrifice; (or the passion of Jesus Christ). This powerful set of 17 large prints by late Cree artist Ovide Bighetty depict the vision an elder had of the passion of Jesus Christ and are arranged in a contemplative "stations of the cross"–style experience. The exhibit opens at noon March 2nd and will remain open until March 18th.. All are welcome to attend. www.starofthenorth.ca/creators-sacrifice
Ovide Bighetty (1969-2014) was a Cree self-taught artist originally from Pukatawagan First Nation on the Missinippi River in northwestern Manitoba. He was influenced by the Woodland art style of Norval Morrisseau. Bighetty’s paintings are based on spirituality, stories, symbolism and legends passed down by elders. In 2002, Indigenous Christian Fellowship commissioned Ovide, who accepted the challenge to paint the Easter story in a fashion consistent with both the accounts in the gospels and aboriginal culture, in his own ’Woodland Cree’ style. This collection of prints has been made available for viewing through the generosity of the Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
A Free Online Information Session
What is Healing the Healers? www.starofthenorth.ca/healing-1 Drop-in for an online conversation about these internationally acclaimed workshops addressing spiritual suffering. These workshops are particularly timely as globally we experience much suffering due to the pandemic. You’ll have an opportunity to interact with our presenters, get a sense of the program, and ask questions. By registering below, you will be sent a Zoom link invitation the day before the Q & A. Register for a free information session about Healing the Healers: Understanding Spiritual Suffering on Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 pm (MT). www.starofthenorth.ca/healers-information
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