Trinity Institute Conference 2012

Radical Christian Life:
Equipping Ourselves for Social Change

Friday evening December 7
to Sunday afternoon, December 9

Trinity Institute’s 42nd National Theological ConferenceRadical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change, will be held December 7-9, 2012 via webcast conference at St. John’sAnglican Cathedral.

Joan Chittister, OSB will offer tools for making the vital connection between contemplation and social action. She will be supported by workshop leaders including theologians, spiritual directors, and activists. Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, author, teacher, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation, will preach at the conference Eucharist.

Our task is now to be radical Christian communities in the here and now, not fossils of a bygone reality, not leftovers from an earlier golden age. Now we need new wisdom and a new kind of struggle to determine what we must be and do in the midst of these changing times.

Through plenary addresses, creative work sessions, and worship, this three-day conference we will explore questions such as:

  • How can our Christian traditions of social justice and contemplation energize our communities as forces for positive change in the world around us?
  • What practices help us to discern where we are called to engage?
  • Where may we find sources of creativity and resilience within our tradition?
  • How can we work in partnership with those of other faiths and no faith as we follow God’s call?

In the 21st century, people seek to cope and to create in a world that is shifting on its very foundations. Economic inequity threatens to tear us apart at the seams. The forces of globalization demand that we rethink what it means to be a community and where our mutual responsibilities lie. It is a time of classic crisis, forged of equal parts threat and opportunity.


You can register by calling Rene or Roger in the Cathedral office  204-586-8385, Ext.11. Cheques should be made payable to St. John’s Cathedral.

$65.00 per person ($110.00 per couple)
$50.00 for students and Religious


All Times below are Central Standard time

Friday, December 7, 2012
5:30pm Registration
6:00-7:30pm Welcome, Opening Address, Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB (Live   Webcast)
Saturday, December 8, 2012
8:00am Coffee, tea, muffins
8:30-9:45 Creative Work Session #1 (various leaders)
9:45-10:15 Refreshment Break
10:15-11:30 Creative Work Session #2 (various leaders)
11:30-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-2:00 Address & Interactive Forum (Live Webcast)
Joan Chittister, OSB
2:00-2:30 Refreshment Break
2:30-3:45 Creative Work Session #3 (various leaders)
Sunday, December 9, 2012?
 4:00 pm Sermon from Closing Eucharist   by Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, preacher, will be shared, with discussion to follow.  (The webcast is Sunday a.m. and will not be shown live)  Afterwards, those who wish to do so may go out for supper together.