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7:00 – 9:00 pm | admission rates apply, includes exhibit access: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students | free for annual pass holders | registration not required | cash bar 5-8pm

Explore and discuss current exhibits and ideas through film screenings, lectures and other unique experiences.

Thu SEP 19 Vatican II: How are we to make sense of it 50 years later?

              Roman Catholics around the world are marking the 50th anniversary of Vatican II held from 1962-1965 at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Some have called it the Church’s most important Council since Nicea in 325AD. Others have been less laudatory. Join us for a panel discussion including Dr. Michael Pollard (Order of Permanent Deaon, Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary assigned to St. Martha's parish in Lethbridge), Dr.  Lance Grigg (University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education), and Dr. Heidi Macdonald (U of L, Department of History) who will provide a historical context of the Council along with a conversation about its meaning, relevance and purpose. * Monsignor Richard Liddy (Professor of Religious Studies, Seton Hall University, South Orange New Jersey), originally scheduled to lead the panel, is unable to travel for this lecture.

Thu OCT 17 Alberta's Religious Mavericks

              Dr. Norman Knowles, professor of history at St. Mary’s University College in Calgary, examines a number of 'religious mavericks' who have had a significant impact on the history of Alberta: early missionaries such as John and George McDougall, Albert Lacombe, and Henry Bird Steinhauer who helped to define the relationship with the First Nations; founders of utopian communities such as Charles Ora Card, the Revs. Issac Barr and George Exton Lloyd, and Paul de Beaudrop; religious rebels Louis Riel and William Irvine; preacher politicians William Aberhart and Ernest Manning;  moral reform crusaders Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby and Nellie McLung; and educators Mother Mary Greene, Leslie Maxwell and William Kirby. 


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Thursday, September 19, 2013