Annual conference of the Merton Society will be June 4-7

The 14th Conference and General Meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society (ITMS) will be held at Bellarmine University, 2000 Newburg Road, from June 4 to 7. The theme of the conference is “Merton 100: Living the Legacy.”

Featured participants will include: the Rt. Rev. Rowan Williams, an Anglican bishop, poet and theologian; Christine M. Bochen, a founding member and past president of ITMS; James Finley, a former monk of the Abbey of Gethseman and a clinical psychologist; Father Bryan N. Massingale, past president of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium; David J. Belcastro, co-editor of The Merton Annual; and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz.

The conference will feature 33 concurrent sessions and workshops with Merton scholars who will discuss peace, racism, ecology, gender, interfaith dialogue, poetry, art, prayer, meditation, education and politics, according to a news release from the society.

Registration is $290 for ITMS members and $350 for non-members. Campus dormitory lodging is $150. For more information or to register, call 272-8177. Visit http://www.merton.org/2015/ for full details.

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