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Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Conference at Yale University

“Full of Your Glory”: Liturgy, Cosmos, Creation
The conference will take place at Yale from June 18-21, 2018. The keynote will be given by Rowan Williams.

At a time of unprecedented attention to ecological and cosmological concerns, the conference will explore ideas of creation and the cosmos as embedded in the worship life of the church. Conference speakers will highlight some of the rich traditions of the past (ritual, visual, and musical, among others) and also address contemporary concerns. The broader aim of the conference is to offer the resources of the liturgical tradition – and its particular insights – to the ongoing conversations around ecology and cosmology. It will become clear that liturgy has always been about more than human beings at worship: specific understandings of creation and the cosmos are in fact at the heart of all Christian worship.

We invite proposals for papers on any topic related to the theme.

Send proposed title, abstract (150 – 200 words) and CV by March 1, 2017 to Nicole Benevenia.

Selected participants will receive full conference attendance and hotel accommodation for the duration of the conference.

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Southwest Liturgical Conference 55th Study Week + Art and Architecture Study Track

What: Parish Building Basics, The Place of Eucharist, Art in the Church, Shaping Seasonal Environment for the Worship Space & Pecha Kucha Sessions

Who: Presenters: Paul Barribeau, Robert Habiger, Ken Griesemer, Carol Frenning & Patricia Hughes

When: January 18 – 21, 2017

Where: Judson F. Williams Convention Center, El Paso, Texas

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Institute of Liturgical Studies + An Ecumenical Conference on Liturgical Renewal for the Church Today

What: Liturgy Serving The Life of the Church: How Worship Re-forms Us (500th Year of the Reformation)

Who: Plenary Presenters: Father John Baldovin, Lorraine Brugh, Edward Foley, Timo-Matti Haapianen, and Timothy Wengert

When: April 24–26, 2017

Where: Valparaiso University; Valparaiso, Indiana

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Arts and Ecumenism Symposium

The year 2017 marks an incredible anniversary: the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. In the half millennium that has passed since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door at Wittenberg, the Church universal has evolved from a body painfully divided, to one that together seeks true ecumenism through a host of expressions. The Mount Tabor Centre invites you to join in celebration of the unity that continues to grow in the Church through Reformanda 2017: a three-week exploration of ecumenism, art and architecture in France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy in May 2017.

The focus of Reformanda 2017 will be a Symposium on “The Arts and Ecumenism: What Theology Risks in Artistic Creation,” to be held over three consecutive weekends in Paris, Strasbourg, and Florence, organized by Monsignor Timothy Verdon, Jérôme Cottin and Denis Villepelet. Msgr Verdon is a renowned author, art historian (PhD, Yale University), speaker, and director of the Cathedral Museum in Florence, Italy; Jérôme Cottin is a Professor on the Faculty for Protestant Theology at the University of Strasbourg, and Denis Villepelet is Director of the Higher Institute of Theology of the Arts and the Catholic Institute of Paris. Together these passionate experts have coordinated three fascinating weekends dedicated to the evolving visions of contemporary sacred art in the Protestant and Roman Catholic traditions. The tour will also feature round table discussions during the Symposium, visits to studios of contemporary artists, private tours of museums and sites connected with the Reformation, and concerts by the world-class choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores.

Immerse yourself in the exploration of Reformanda 2017 – in the beautiful surroundings of Europe, and in the timely study and exploration of the arts and ecumenism over these past 500 years. Savor the details of the tour at, where you will find a complete tour brochure, including itinerary and registration form.