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A Symposium

Spirituality in the World Today: The Influence of Henri J.M. Nouwen

March 1 and 2, 2007
Yale Divinity School

(All events will take place in Marquand Chapel unless specified otherwise)
Except for the Concert & Readings on the evening of March 1, all events are free.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

3:00 pm Registration
Sarah Smith Gallery

4:00 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks
Harold Attridge
Dean of Yale Divinity School
Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament

Introduction of Symposium and Robert Massie
Margaret Farley
Gilbert Stark Professor of Christian Ethics
Yale Divinity School

Keynote Address
Immediate Grace: The Urgent Faith of Henri Nouwen
Robert Massie
Former President, Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies and
Former Board Chair, Global Reporting Initiative

Sue Mosteller
Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust, L'Arche Daybreak
Richmond Hill, Ontario

5:30 Reception
Common Room

Dinner Break

7:30 pm Organ and Cello Concert*
Present Grace
With Readings from Henri Nouwen's writings
Eugene Friesen, cellist
Paul Halley, pianist and organist

9:30 pm Dessert Reception
Common Room

Friday, March 2, 2007

8:00 am Coffee/Continental Breakfast
Common Room

8:30 Panel I -- Henri Nouwen and Spirituality in the World Today
H. Richard Niebuhr Hall
Moderator: Margot Fassler
Robert S. Tangeman Professor of Music History
Yale Divinity School

Wonder and Welcome
Francine Cardman
Associate Professor of Historical Theology
Weston Jesuit School of Theology
Cambridge, MA

See Henri See
John W. Cook
Professor Emeritus of Religion & the Arts
Yale Divinity School

Solitude, Community, Ministry
Carl MacMillan
Executive Director, L'Arche Daybreak
Richmond Hill, Ontario

10:00 am Break

10:30 am Eucharistic Worship Service
Processional and Dedication of the Nouwen Chapel

Coffee Hour

12:00 noon Lunch

1:30 Panel II -- Spirituality of Peacemaking and Pastoral Care
Moderator: Dale Peterson
Associate Dean of Students
Yale Divinity School

Writing About Peace: Impressions from a Reading of Henri Nouwen's Archives
Gabrielle Earnshaw
Curator and Archivist, The Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives
Kelly Library, University of St. Michael's College, Toronto

The Spirituality of Peacemaking
Dean Hammer
Clinical Psychologist, United Counseling Services, Bennington, VT and
Plowshares Activist, King of Prussia, PA

Prophetic/Pastoral Ministry: A Mobius Strip
Alice de V. Perry
Pastoral Counselor, Milford Pastoral Counseling Center and
Lecturer in Pastoral Care, Yale Divinity School and Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA

2:45 pm Closing Remarks
Margaret Farley


* As space allows, students are admitted free with a current student ID