Atonement Theology: Seeking
With Lee McKenna
Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
at Emmanuel College
In this interactive – and fun! – workshop, we will collect the evidence, scanning scriptures, hymnbooks and church history (featuring ‘The A Boys’, a dramatic who dun-it) to figure out if, how and why Love Your Enemy got edged out by substitutionary violence. With that analysis in hand, participants will go on to wrestle with the questions of violence and the sacred. Is there a non-violent doctrine of atonement available?
This day-long workshop will use laity-accessible language – and dramatic humour! – to revisit the route to the doctrines that have given seemingly immutable shape to our preaching, hymn-singing and practice, ones that give permission to war, domination and subjugation. How can we reclaim Jesus’ unique call for love of enemy?
Lee McKenna is a trainer, teacher, writer, facilitator, musician, story-teller and was awarded the YMCA Peace Medallion in 2011 in recognition of her peacemaking work in war zones. With over 20 years of experience working in conflict zones in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Lee works through Partera to put into play wherever and whenever possible the tools of peace, right relationships and social change – working to bring into being renewed communities, organizations and, workplaces. http://www.partera.ca
INFORMATION: Workshop fee is $85.00 (plus HST) and includes lunch. Deadline for registration Friday March 28, 2014. For further information contact Betsy Anderson 416-813-4096 firstname.lastname@example.org.