Co-sponsored by the Society of St. Alban and St. Sergius
and Hosted by the University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, British Columbia
June 1-3, 2012
Conference Theme: “Conflict and Compassion: Reclaiming Eden”
“It is easier for a feeble straw to resist a mighty fire than for the nature of sin to resist the power of love. We must cultivate this live in our souls, that we may take our place with all the saints, for they were all-pleasing unto God through their love for their neighbor.”
– St Elizabeth, the New Martyr (d. 1918, CE)
This year’s conference will be comprised of Orthodox Christian theology, Mennonite witness, Jewish and Muslim perspectives and opportunties to explore what peace-building actually entails. The first such event that has been held in Canada, we hope to have cross-fertilization of ideas between U.S. and Canadian members of the Fellowship, between Orthodox and non-Orthodox and between clergy and lay-people.
Speakers will include our international secretary Jim Forest, David Goa, director of the Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life, University of Alberta, Ernie Regher of the Project Ploughshares, and several others.
The schedule below indicates starting and ending times. While we hope that as many as possible can join us for the entire time, we will make provisions, as best we can, for those whose schedules do not permit them to stay. See the registration form for fees and housing information.
Transportation information is being worked on; we will try to facilitate everyone getting to the conference venue with a minimum of inconvenience and expense. Let us know as early as possible your intention to attend, even if you are unsure. May God protect you as you travel!
Yours in Christ,
Alexander Patico, Secretary (North America)
J. Schedule At-a-Glance
The conference rate is $124/night for single or double, including tax, at Ramada Plaza, 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6 (transportation will be provided to the Conference); reservations are to be made directly by the guest (reserved block assured at least until May 1), by calling: 1-888-411-1070 – mention “UFV Conference”
- A deposit of $50 will hold your reservation; the balance can be pay at the conference (by check or cash only), or mailed (using a check).
- $80 per person covers conference registration, five meals & breaks from Friday evening to mid-day Sunday. $40 covers Saturday-only (registration, sessions, lunch, dinner & breaks).
- All-inclusive registration fee for a couple: $140; Saturday-only for a couple: $70
NOTE: Each OPF member receives a $ 10 discount (a new annual OPF membership, including subscription to our quarterly journal, In Communion, is US$35)
Register online here in 2 easy steps!: (10-15 minutes)
- Fill in your travel and conference details
- Pay securely online to hold your place!
If submitting deposit or fees by mail, please send by May 15 to: OPF, c/o Alexander Patico, 5448 Hound Hill Court, Columbia, MD 21045