Atlantic Theological
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In light of uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Atlantic Theological Conference which was to have taken place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from June 24th - 27th has been postponed until June 2021.  The Conference title will remain the same, Burning Churches and Sacred Spaces, and will explore the reasons why we set aside places of worship, why we love them, take trouble over their beauty and lament their loss. We will be bearing in mind the great outcry when Notre Dame Cathedral burned, and locally in Halifax the recollection of the fire at St. George's Round Church in 1994. As more and more small churches in rural areas face dissolution or the threat of dissolution, we will also consider what this loss might mean to communities and their people.  In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we will reflect on the impact this may have on the continued existence of such places of worship.
It is our hope that many or most of our speakers will be able to be with us in 2021.

UPDATE: Speakers at the Conference in 2021 will include, among others, The Rev'd Dr. Terence Kleven, Professor of Religion in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Central College in Pella, Iowa; Dr. Susan Dodd, Associate Director, Foundation Year Programme, and Associate Professor of Humanities at the University of King's College, Halifax, N.S.; Dr. Daniel Driver, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, N.S.

Please return to this site for more information as it becomes available.

The Atlantic Theological Conference
P.O. Box 713
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Phone/Fax: 1 (902) 368-8442
E-mail: [email protected]

Contributions to defray the cost of the Conference are gratefully accepted. All donations are tax deductible.    Please make all cheques payable to "The Atlantic Theological Conference / St. Peter Publications".

The Atlantic Theological Conference has no official church sponsorship and is funded only through registration fees and individual donations. Also, we acknowledge, with gratitude, annual support from the "Segelberg Trust".