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Voices for Peace

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Date & Time
28 April 2018, 8 h 30 min - 16 h 30 min

Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre

95 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 3C2


A conference on peacemaking

Come reflect – and act – on non-violence and peace making


A framework for ecumenical theological reflection, spirituality and praxis geared to peace and non-violence will be shared. Learn about creative current initiatives advancing peace and non-violence; engage with peace-oriented poetry, music, and visual art; and take concrete steps to ensure our collective voices are heard on issues of war and peace facing Canadians.

Keynote Speakers

Jim Forest
Jim Forest

Jim Forest is the International Secretary of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship. He has, for over 50 years, worked alongside of Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Thich Nhat Hahn, Henri Nouwen, Daniel Berrigan, and others to resist violence, war, and nuclear proliferation. Jim spent time in prison for engaging in civil disobedience during the Viet Nam war.

Shad Kabango
Shad Kabango

Shad Kabango, better known by his stage name Shad or Shad K, is an award-winning Canadian alternative hip-hop recording artist and broadcaster. Social justice themes form the core of his creative vision so Shad will be speaking from his heart on the importance of being an authentic artistic voice for peace.

Breakout Speakers

Sonal Marwah
Program Officer of Project Ploughshares

Arms Trade and Forced Displacement: The case of the Canada-Saudi Arabia Arms Deal

Sister Mary-Ellen Francoeur, SOS (Sisters of Service)
Religions for Peace Canada, Pax Christi USA, the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Voice of Women for Peace

Rooting Peacemaking Activism in Contemplative Practice

Fr. Robert Holmes, CSB (Congregation of Saint Basil)
Heads the Basilian Centre for Peace & Justice

Disarming the Heart: Our Own and the that of the Oppressor

Rachel Friesen
Canada Coordinator for the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)

Living Nonviolence as a Christian Peacemaker

Ken Herfst
Assistant Professor of Religion and Theology, Redeemer University College

Restoring Peace in Places of Conflict

Rob Acheson
Executive, Science for Peace and Chair, Nuclear Weapons Working Group

Nuclear Disarmament: Hope and Despair


Tickets available through Eventbrite.com (bit.ly/2BEZ4LS)

  • General $25
  • Students $15



For more information contact Colette Halferty at chalferty@henrinouwen.org, or 416-925-3745


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