Protestant Reformation: 500th Anniversary July 21, 2017 By Event Details Date(s): Friday, Sep 8th, 2017-Sunday, Sep 10th, 2017 Venue: Basilica of Saint Mary, College of Saint Benedict, Saint John's University Categories: Celebrating 50 Years, CI50, Lecture, Panel Discussion Tags: Catholicism, CI50, ecumenism, Lutheran, Reformation A series of events in observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation Flickr Creative Commons | Photo by micagoto October 31, 2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the doors of the university church in Wittenberg, Germany, marking the beginning of what has become known as the Protestant Reformation. Please join us to observe the Protestant Reformation through conversation, prayer, and hospitality. The weekend’s events also call on us to explore the future of Christian dialogue, relationships and unity. Featured Speaker Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit serves as the General Secretary for the World Council of Churches, the primary body for Christian relations among the churches of the Reformation, and he has worked with care on the topics of ecumenism, peace-building, climate change, and refugee resettlement. Dr. Tveit is a Lutheran pastor, a teacher, and a noted author including the recent book The Truth We Owe Each Other: Mutual Accountability in the Ecumenical Movement. Dr. Tveit was a short-term resident scholar at the Collegeville Institute in 1999. Panelists Abbot John Klassen, OSB is Abbot of Saint John’s Abbey and active participant in ecumenical conversations including his leadership in Bridgefolk, a Catholic-Mennonite dialogue movement. Dr. Kristin Colberg is Professor of Theology at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University and School of Theology and Seminary, and participant in the U.S. Catholic-Reformed bilateral dialogue team. Dr. Kathryn Johnson is the Paul Tudor Jones Professor of Church History at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and director of Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She is a member of the current round of the U.S. Lutheran-Catholic dialogue, and worked also on the international dialogue study document From Conflict to Communion and on the U.S. task force for the Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry, and Eucharist. Event Details Friday, September 8, 2017 The Past as Prologue: The Reformation and the Future of Christian Dialogue Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN 6:30 – 9 PM: Welcome by by Archbishop Bernard Hebda, Reflection by Dr. Tveit, Panel Discussion (Klassen, Johnson, Colberg), Evening Prayer for Christian Unity led by Dr. Johan van Parys, and Reception to follow For more information, contact Carla Durand at email@example.com Saturday, September 9, 2017 Here We Stand: Reforming Anew, Catholics and Lutherans in Dialogue College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN 9 AM – 1 PM: Opening Prayer led by Bishop Donald Kettler of St. Cloud, Keynote by Dr. Kathryn Johnson, Response by Abbot John Klassen, OSB, Click here to register. For more information, contact Eunice Antony OSB at firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, September 10, 2017 The Past as Prologue: The Reformation and the Future of Christian Dialogue Collegeville, MN 5:00 – 5:30 PM: Evening Prayer for Christian Unity at Saint John’s University and Abbey Church 5:30- 8 PM: Reception and Welcome given by Bishop Donald Kettler and Michael Hemesath, Reflection by Dr. Tveit, and Panel Discussion (Klassen, Johnson, Colberg) at Saint John’s University, Great Hall Click here to register. For more information, contact Carla Durand at email@example.com These events are co-sponsored by College of Saint Benedict, Collegeville Institute, Diocese of Saint Cloud, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, Saint John’s Abbey, Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary Saint John’s University.