Pathways to Peace with Ruth Patterson, OBE

Featuring Rev. Dr. Ruth Patterson, OBE

Friday, May 24, 2013 7:30 pm

UBC Old Auditorium, 6344 Memorial Road, Vancouver BC

This is a free event however tickets will be necessary to reserve your spot. Freewill offering will be taken.

Phone L’Arche Greater Vancouver 604-435-9544 for more information

Rev Dr Ruth Patterson OBE is a Presbyterian minister and is currently Director of Restoration Ministries, an interdenominational organisation 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.  Presented in partnership with L’Arche Greater Vancouver.

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