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Religious Studies / Religion [clear filter]
Thursday, February 7
 

9:00am

9 Innings of Spiritual Development
The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines faith as "belief and trust in and loyalty to God." A simpler description might be that faith is our relationship, our friendship with God. These definitions exemplify why teaching religion presents a unique challenge: it's hard to teach belief, trust, and relationship. One of the most useful tools you can have when trying to teach religion - and share faith - is an awareness of the different stages of faith most of us experience. Join Evergreen Catholic Schools chaplain Mike Landry who'll take you on a tour of nine stages of faith, and the ways in which young people often experience them. This session will offer an overview of the spiritual development of a young person within the metaphor of a baseball game, with each inning representing a particular phase of their development (from the head start on faith we receive from our parents to the experience of faith infusion). Each inning will include reflections and anecdotes from Mike's own 21 year ministry experience.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Landry

Michael Landry

Chaplain, Evergreen Catholic Schools
In the history of the Bible and of the Church, God has often chosen unlikely people to play a part in the story of our faith. Mike Landry was a geeky, awkward teenager whose faith was awakened thanks to a parish youth ministry program during his high school years. Now, he’s a geeky... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Partagez la route : L'appel du Pape François
Le Pape François nous appel à Partager la route avec les migrants forcés et les réfugiés. Devenez membre de Développement et Paix afin d'apprendre les causes migratoires, les expériences et les injustices dont souffrent les réfugiés et les étapes pratiques permettant aux élèves et aux communautés de s'impliquer dans ce mouvement de l'Église du Monde.

Speakers
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Kathleen Ladouceur

Kathleen Ladouceur has been working with Development and Peace since 2013 as a Catholic Schools Program Officer, first in Ontario and now in Alberta. She holds a MA in Legal Studies: Globalization and International Law from Carleton University, and a Canadian Certificate in Youth... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 35
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

10:30am

Not all Heroes Wear Capes: Some Wear Sandals
Since the release of Batman Begins in 2005, superhero movies have once again been seen as a big business in Hollywood, with multiple blockbuster release each year. The stories told in superhero movies are also an incredibly useful tool for sharing religion, as many comic book superheroes bring to life religious and moral lessons. Join Evergreen Catholic Chaplain Mike Landry as he discusses our society's fascination with superheroes as well as his presentation of individual superhero stories and clips that you can use to help bring religion lessons to life. Finally, hear how he ties modern day superheroes to the Biblical heroes and saints, helping students to see their own call to be heroes themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Landry

Michael Landry

Chaplain, Evergreen Catholic Schools
In the history of the Bible and of the Church, God has often chosen unlikely people to play a part in the story of our faith. Mike Landry was a geeky, awkward teenager whose faith was awakened thanks to a parish youth ministry program during his high school years. Now, he’s a geeky... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Share the Journey: Pope Francis’ Call to Walk
Pope Francis has called us to Share the Journey with forced migrants and refugees by walking together. Join Development and Peace to learn about the causes of migration, the experiences and injustices facing refugees, and the practical steps to get our students and communities involved in this movement of the Global Church.

Speakers
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Development and Peace - Caritas Canada

Are you looking to engage your students or youth in social justice? Visit the Development and Peace booth for exciting activities, lesson plans and retreat packages on social justice that can be easily integrated into your classrooms or other youth spaces.
KL

Kathleen Ladouceur

Kathleen Ladouceur has been working with Development and Peace since 2013 as a Catholic Schools Program Officer, first in Ontario and now in Alberta. She holds a MA in Legal Studies: Globalization and International Law from Carleton University, and a Canadian Certificate in Youth... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

The Theology of The Dark Side: Darth Vader and the Problem of Evil
This session examines a central conundrum in theology, the problem of evil, by putting voices from classical theism into dialogue with the ideas in play in George Lucas's world of Star Wars. Specific attention is given to the Dark Side of the Force and how it sheds light on articulating distinctions between good and evil. Put another way, we consider how St. Augustine would understand Darth Vader and the Sith in particular and Lucas’s vision of the Force, the Dark Side, and good and evil in general.

Speakers
GM

Gerard Mclarney

Dr. McLarney teaches at J H Picard School in Edmonton and serves as a sessional instructor at St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta. His academic interests include Religious Education, World Religions, J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as Sacred Scripture. His doctorate explores St. Augustine's... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 200
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

11:30am

The Hunger Games and the Bible: Hope, Freedom, and Sacrifice
The Hunger Games is a riveting trilogy and a widely popular work among young adults. Though set in the dystopian future, Suzanne Collins’s series taps into themes such as freedom, oppression, hope, and self-sacrifice that are very much relevant today. The gladiatorial-like combat and ubiquitous allusions to the ancient Roman Empire, moreover, suggests the series is equally about the past and the trajectory of Western civilization. Given this, the major thematic concerns of the work are taken up and analyzed in relation to the Biblical narrative.

Speakers
GM

Gerard Mclarney

Dr. McLarney teaches at J H Picard School in Edmonton and serves as a sessional instructor at St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta. His academic interests include Religious Education, World Religions, J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as Sacred Scripture. His doctorate explores St. Augustine's... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 200
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English