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CONVERSATIONS 2020

Conversations 2020 will embrace the theme of “Conversations from the Heart”.

Our hope is that Conversations 2020 will stir your emotions, engage your intellect and inspire you to go further on your journey of living deeper with God, closer to others and finding new ways of being in a changed world.

During this webinar, we will delve into deep conversations that have the potential to move us from paranoia to metanoia through authentic practices that can bring about spiritual formation and the reawakening of heart-conversations in the midst of great uncertainty.

Join us, so that together we can make sense of a world that needs each other to bring a renewed hope through conversations from the heart.   

When: Friday 28 August 2020, 14.30 – 17.30
& Saturday 29 Augustus 2020, 9.30 – 12.00
South African Time zone GMT+2
Where: Webinar
Cost: Free of charge


(The generosity of our Speakers and Partners enabled us to make this webinar available at no cost).

OUR SPEAKERS INCLUDE

 

Carolyn Arends - well-known Canadian musician and author, adjunct professor at  ACTS Seminary, Pacific Life Bible College, and Columbia Bible College. She is also Director of Education for Renovaré, giving breath to her passion for spiritual formation.

Carolyn Arends

A well-known Canadian musician and author, adjunct professor at  ACTS Seminary, Pacific Life Bible College, and Columbia Bible College. She is also Director of Education for Renovaré, giving breath to her passion for spiritual formation.

Author, teacher and Spiritual Director, devoted to the Renovaré Institute of Ministry, using her knowledge and skills practically in Spiritual Direction at Fuller Theological Seminary, the Portland Seminary and for the Companioning Center. She also supervises spiritual direction for children at Haven House (a transitional housing facility for homeless families).

Lacy Finn Borgo

 Author, teacher and Spiritual Director. She is a member of the Renovaré ministry team using her knowledge and skills practically in spiritual direction at Fuller Theological Seminary, the Portland Seminary and for the Companioning Center. She also supervises spiritual direction for children at Haven House (a transitional housing facility for homeless families).

Shares a rich history with the Taizé Community from 1974. His life is a portrait of a pilgrim stretching from before the fall of the Berlin Wall, to his development of the “Pilgrimage of trust on earth” since 2005, with teachings inspiring many around the globe.

Brother Alois

Shares a rich history with the Taizé Community from 1974. His life is a portrait of a pilgrim stretching from before the fall of the Berlin Wall, to his development of the ‘Pilgrimage of trust on earth’ since 2005, with teachings inspiring many around the globe.

Prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. He has shared widespread experiences in the world, which include work with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, jail advocating for the homeless and  traveling to places like Iraq and Afghanistan to stand against war.

Shane Claiborne

Prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. He has shared widespread experiences in the world, which include work with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, jail advocating for the homeless and  traveling to places like Iraq and Afghanistan to stand against war.

Johan Geyser - Serves the community of Mosaiek as Cultural Architect since 1987. His time is devoted shaping the current culture by leading and teaching spiritual formation.

Johan Geyser

Serves the community of Mosaïek as Cultural Architect since 1987. He devotes his time shaping the current culture by leading and teaching spiritual formation.

Carl McColman - American Christian author, blogger, and podcaster. He travels widely, both physically and through online engagement, leading retreats and giving talks on Christian spirituality

Carl McColman

American Christian author, blogger, and podcaster. He travels widely, both physically and through online engagement, leading retreats and giving talks on Christian spirituality.

Liturgist, writer, and pastor currently attending General Theological Seminary in NYC. He created “A New Liturgy” - a collection of modern liturgical worship recordings, as well as curated a formational, practice-based community at Willow Creek called “The Practice”.

Aaron Niequist

Liturgist, writer, and pastor currently attending General Theological Seminary in NYC. He created ‘A New Liturgy’ – a collection of modern liturgical worship recordings, as well as curated a formational, practice-based community at Willow Creek called ‘The Practice’.

Founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal, world-renowned writer, speaker, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change.

Parker J. Palmer

Founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal, world-renowned writer, speaker, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change.

Fr Ronald Rolheiser - President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community-builder, lecturer, speaker and world-known author and writer. His retreats and teachings has inspired many towards spiritual formation throughout his life.

Fr Ronald Rolheiser

President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community-builder, lecturer, speaker and world-known author and writer. His retreats and teachings has inspired many towards spiritual formation throughout his life.

Margaret Silf - Author of a number of books for 21st century spiritual pilgrims, trained in spiritual accompaniment by the Jesuits of the British and Irish Province. She works across and beyond the traditional denominations and makes Christian spirituality accessible through her writing, retreats and workshops.

Margaret Silf

Author of a number of books for 21st century spiritual pilgrims, trained in spiritual accompaniment by the Jesuits of the British and Irish Province. She works across and beyond the traditional denominations and makes Christian spirituality accessible through her writing, retreats and workshops.

Adri-Marie van Heerden - Spiritual Director and and a trainer for both Mosaiek and the Jesuit Institute. She is currently becoming the first South African facilitator for The Centre of Courage and Renewal based on the work of Parker Palmer. She is also co-developer of the Spiritual formation tool, The Rhythm of Life, broadly used in diverse communities she strives to collaborate in reconciliation and restitution.

Adri-Marie van Heerden

Adri-Marie is a Spiritual Director and Giver of the Spiritual Exercises (and a trainer for Mosaiek and the Jesuit Institute) and is currently part of the team at Fontainebleau Gemeenskapskerk in Johannesburg. She is currently becoming the first South African facilitator for The Centre of Courage and Renewal based on the work of Parker Palmer. She is also co-developer of the spiritual formation tool, ‘The Rhythm of Life’, broadly used in diverse communities she strives to collaborate in reconciliation and restitution.

Vusi Vilakati - Minister in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa currently stationed at Bethesda Methodist Mission in Houghton. He is passionate about Christian leadership, spiritual formation, preaching, diversity, and shaping Christian responses to social and economic justice issues.

Vusi Vilakati

Minister in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa currently stationed at Bethesda Methodist Mission in Houghton. He is passionate about Christian leadership, spiritual formation, preaching, diversity, and shaping Christian responses to social and economic justice issues.