Pathways to Peace – An Evening with Ruth Patterson

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On Friday, May 24 L’Arche Greater Vancouver in partnership with the Vancouver School of Theology will host an evening with Ruth Patterson.

Rev Dr Ruth Patterson OBE is a Presbyterian minister and is currently Director of Restoration Ministries, an interdenominational organization seeking to promote peace, reconciliation and healing.  In 1976 she was the first woman to be ordained in Ireland. Throughout the height of the conflict in Northern Ireland she worked for fourteen years in ministry.  Her university experience includes Queen’s University Belfast where she received a BA in Spanish and Politics in 1965 and a Diploma in Social work.  In 1966 she was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to the University of Toronto where she received a Masters in Social Work.  She did her theological training in Edinburgh University and obtained First Class Honours in Ecclesiastical History.  In 2003 she was awarded an Order of the British Empire for her work in reconciliation.

Ruth has close links with Jean Vanier and has spoken at many events for L’Arche, Faith and Light and Faith and Sharing.  Her writings include A Farther Shore, Journeying Towards Reconciliation – a Song for Ireland, Proclaiming the Promise – Reflections on the God of Love and Looking Back to Tomorrow – A Spirituality for Between the Times. Her talk, “Pathways to Peace” will invite listeners to reflect on forgiveness and reconciliation, as a journey towards peacemaking both personally and in our world.

Event Date and Time:      Friday, May 24, 2013 7:30 pm

Venue:                                UBC Old Auditorium, 6344 Memorial Road Vancouver

This is a free event however tickets will be necessary to reserve your spot. Freewill offering will be taken to cover the costs of the evening and support the work of L’Arche.  

Order your tickets here today.


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About L'Arche Greater Vancouver

L'Arche Greater Vancouver is a charitable organization that provides residential care and day programs for adults with developmental disabilities. We are located in Burnaby, BC Canada.
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