Creating inter-faith dialogue
January 3, 2019
Archbishop Donald Bolen will be speaking on Conversations over the Fence: Creative Initiatives in Ecumenical and Inter-Faith Relations, as part of Campus Ministry’s first Veritas Series event of 2019.
This free event will take place on Thursday, January 17 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm at the Joanne & Peter Kenny Theatre in the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre. The event is hosted by King’s Campus Ministry and co-sponsored by the Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue of the Dioceses of London.
“Since the Second Vatican Council, we can say with confidence that dialogue is constitutive of the Church’s life in the world. King’s shares in the Church’s mission and we are grateful to provide a venue where people of different faiths and traditions can come together. Bishop Bolen’s commitment to this work and enthusiasm for reconciliation is inspiring,” says Father Michael Béchard, Chaplain of King’s University College.
Pope Francis appointed Bishop Bolen, as the eighth Archbishop of Regina, on Monday, July 11, 2016. Born in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, he studied English and Religious Studies at the University of Regina and theology at the University of Saint Paul in Ottawa, obtaining the License in Theology. He then transferred to Oxford University in England to further his studies in ecumenism and the documents of the "Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission."
Archbishop Bolen is a Member of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, Co-Chair of the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission, and Co-Chair of the Joint International Commission for Dialogue between the World Methodist Council and the Catholic Church.
For more information on Archbishop Donald Bolen’s presentation at King’s as part of the Veritas Series, please visit https://www.kings.uwo.ca/about-kings/visitor-info/calendar-of-events/veritas-series14/
For more information on the Veritas Series, please visit https://www.kings.uwo.ca/campus-ministry/veritas-series/