Invitation to September 2021 Christian Thought Lecture Series

Lecturer: Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne

     The United Church of Canada has historically been part of the Christian Thought Lecture Series of the University of Calgary and the Calgary Public Library with Rev. Geoffrey Simmins as our current representative.

Fall Guest Lecturer: Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Executive Director of First United Church Community Ministry Society and First United Church Social Housing Society

Friday, September 17, 2021 3-5 pm MT.  Broken Promises, Broken systems: An indigenous view of theodicy in the form of systemic injustice. In this lecture Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne analyses theodicy – why a loving God should permit evil – and the ways in which our failure to act on the side of justice allows for the proliferation of evil in the form of systemic injustice.   More details and registration here

Saturday, 18 September 2021. 1 – 2:30 pm MTThe Chair of Christian Thought Iwaasa Lecture on Urban Theology: Lessons from the Streets: The liberative wisdom of Brene Brown in addressing multiple existential threats. In this lecture Rev. Dr. Lansdowne explores why empathy and courage are so deeply important to urban theology and our aspirations towards a liberative future.   More details and registration HERE. If you experience any difficulty registering, email Katie Radke, Calgary Library

If more information is needed, please contact Dr. Carolyn Muessig, Chair of Christian Thought, Department of Classics and Religion )