Each year on Remembrance Day, November 11th, many Canadians gather and many privately take a moment of silence to commemorate the sacrifices made by our veterans, and to pay tribute to the ongoing contributions of the Canadian Forces. It is appropriate that we take the moment of silence and add moments of prayer for veterans, both living and dead. We pray also for soldiers and their families, and we pray for peace.
Here is a link to Terry Kelly’s wonderful song and video “A Pittance of Time”
Also, classes are suspended and the general office will be closed on Monday, November 13th, to mark the Remembrance Day holiday.
Queen’s College Provost presented at the meeting of Theological Educators in Cyprus. Dr. Rick Singleton and Dr. Leslie Francis, Adjunct Faculty Member were guests of the Diocese of Cyprus and The Gulf. The meeting was organized by Archdeacon John Holdsworth, also an adjunct faculty member of Queen’s College. Dr. Rick noted that the Diocese of Cyprus and The Gulf is reaching well beyond the Middle East to draw on resources to meet current needs. He also said, “the initiatives in this unique part of the Church and the world will also reach us as an example of thinking outside the box and thinking outside the decade and well into the future.”
Recruitment of students into the Discipleship & Ministry Program continues in the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.
Queen’s College congratulates James Spencer, (M.Div 2017) on his ordination to the priesthood on October 18 at Burin.
The Photo includes Renee Easton, Bishop John Watton, Dr. Rick Singleton (Provost), The Rev’d James Spencer, Charlie Cox, and Archdeacon Terry Caines.
Presenter: Dr. Michelle Rebidoux, PhD, Professor of Religious Studies at MUN and Professor of Ethics at Queen’s College Faculty of Theology.
As the second largest and the fastest growing religion in the world, Islam is quickly becoming a global force. Nevertheless, many people, including many Christians, know little about the core beliefs and practices of this tradition which, as the third of the Abrahamic religions, shares much in common with Christianity. Indeed, popular media portrayals of Islam continue to fuel misunderstandings. This session is designed to help participants understand and appreciate the religious beliefs and practices of the vast majority of Muslims, who detest violence and terrorism as much as any typical Christian and Canadian. It will also address some of the factors involved in the rise of radical Islam in today’s global society.
Dear Students, Faculty Members, and Friends of Queen’s College:
As we approach Thanksgiving 2017, I wish to express my sincere appreciation on behalf of Queen’s College for the support we receive and the community we share. I thank God and I thank you for the numerous ways that you contribute to ensure the success and delivery of our programs to our students. I am grateful to our faculty and staff who do everything they can to help every student achieve their goals. I am thankful for our students who engage and participate to enrich our faith-based learning environment that allows for open discussion, dialogue and discovery. I am appreciative of our trustees, the members of Queen’s College Corporation, to engage in planning, oversight and evaluation of our mission effectiveness. And on this Thanksgiving, I say a special thanks to the clergy, pastors and parishioners who support us as we continue to ensure we develop and offer programs to prepare people for effective ministries that reflect the love of Jesus.
I say special good wishes to Susan Foley, who will retire in December after her 32 year career with us as Administrative Assistant. I welcome Dana Bishop as our new Administrative Assistant. For Susan and for Dana, we are thankful.
I wish you and your loved ones good health and God’s blessings for Thanksgiving and always,
The Rev’d Dr. Alexander (Randy) Daley died in August. He was great friend of the clergy and Church in NL, and a friend and supporter of Queen’s College. Randy was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Divinity at Queen’s College Convocation 2011. On September 22, friends gathered at Queen’s College Chapel for Memorial Liturgy. The Rev’d Dr. Boyd Morgan presided, and The Rev’d Dr. Canon Frank Cluett was homilist. Friends then gathered in the Common Room for a social time and to reminisce about Randy. The words generosity, gentleness, humor, and humility were used used over and over . May he rest in peace!