Conference Schedule & Speakers

This conference is free and open to the public. 

Most events will take place in McKenna Hall (Notre Dame Conference Center), immediately across from the Morris Inn on Notre Dame Avenue.  Public parking is available in the Visitor Lots just south of the football stadium, or in the ND Bookstore parking lot. Registration is not required.  Meals are provided for the conference presenters, but are not considered part of the conference (i.e., not included).  A number of on-campus eateries will be open for those interested in dining on campus.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


3:00 p.m.          Film Screening for Of Gods and Men | Montgomery Theater, LaFortune Student Center

Open to the entire campus & local South Bend communities.  Note:  This movie and all presentations for the conference are free and open to the public.

John Cavadini, Director of the Institute for Church Life


Featuring the story of the Algerian Trappist martyrs, which will likewise be the subject of the presentation by Fr. Armand Veilleux, ocso, on Monday evening @ 7:30 p.m.

 

5:30 p.m.          Dinner  |  Morris Inn Private Dining Room   (For conference presenters and invited guests)

 

7:00 p.m.          Opening Remarks & Welcome  |  McKenna Hall AuditoriumDharma Master Hsin Tao

Dr. John C. Cavadini, McGrath-Cavadini Director, Institute for Church Life

 

7:15 p.m.          Transforming Self and the World - A Story of Buddhist Spirituality  |  McKenna Hall Auditorium

Dharma Master Hsin Tao  (Brief profile)

 

Monday, February 6, 2012


8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Classroom visits by speakers and presenters

Guango Guo Shih

Ven. Guang Guo Shih, ordained as a nun in the Wu Sheng Monastery on Ling Jiou Mountain in Taiwan in 1991, currently serves as Abbess of the One Center in Manhattan, NY.

 

12:00 p.m.       Lunch   |  Morris Inn Private Dining Room

With selected faculty, for conferene presenters
 

 

2:00 p.m.       Zen Meditation with Dharma Master Hsin Tao |  100 - 104 McKenna Hall

Public welcome, students encouraged to attend!

 

4:30 p.m.          The Story of a Sikh Luminary: Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha as an Exemplar of Holiness  |  McKenna Hall Auditorium

Bhai Sahib (Dr.) Bhai Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia

Bhai Sahib (Dr.) Bhai Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia (Brief profile), visionary Sikh faith leader

Spiritual leader,  Chairman of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ) UK


 

7:30 p.m.        Of Gods and Monks: The Story of the Trappist Martyrs of Algiers   |  McKenna Hall Auditorium

Fr. Armand Veilleux, ocso  (Brief profile)

Fr. Armand Veilleux, O.C.S.O.

Abbot of Scourmont Abbey in Belgium

Screening of Of Gods and Men in the McKenna Hall Auditorium will follow immediately after Fr. Veilleux's remarks.

 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


8:00 a.m.                    Prayer for Peace Breakfast  |  Morris Inn Private Dining Rooms

 

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                  Classroom visits by speakers and presenters

 

12:00 p.m.       Lunch   |  Morris Inn Private Dining Room

With selected faculty, , for conferene presenters

Abdolrahim Gavahi, Ph

 

4:30 p.m.          Men of God--Symbols of Love and Compassion: The story of Ismael Dulabi, a Contemporary Muslim Religious Healer  |  McKenna Hall Auditorium

Abdolrahim Gavahi, Ph.D., Islamic Scholar  (Brief profile)

Director, World Religions Research Center in Tehran, Iran

 

 

7:30 p.m.          OPEN HOUSE: The Story of A Grassroots Model for Promoting Reconciliation in Israel/Palestine  |  McKenna Hall

Women and children meet at the Open House

Auditorium

*Dalia Landau (Brief profile of the Open House)

Co-director of the OPEN HOUSE Peace Center in Ramle, Israel

*Khader Al-Kalak (Brief profile)

Yehezkel Landau

Co-director of the OPEN HOUSE Peace Center in Ramle, Israel

Yehezkel Landau (Brief profile)
Vice Chair of FRIENDS OF OPEN HOUSE/USA and one of the three co-founders of OPEN HOUSE in Ramle in 1991

*Dalia and Khader are the Jewish and Arab co-directors, respectively, of this unique place of reconciliation in Israel/Palestine.

 

Wedneday, February 8, 2012



10:00 a.m.          Panel Discussion: The Power of Admiration  |  McKenna Hall AuditoriumLarry Sullivan, President of the Fetzer Institute

Facilitated by Larry Sullivan
President of the Fetzer Institute

 

 

11:30 a.m.        Closing Remarks  |  McKenna Hall Auditorium

Dr. John C. Cavadini, McGrath-Cavadini Director, Institute for Church Life