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A Message from our President:
Greetings from the Ottawa School of Theology & Spirituality (OSTS). As of the Annual General Meeting held on March 25th, 2013, we have successfully completed our 49th year as a lay-run school committed to adult theological and spiritual education. The feedback and evaluations of the school year have been excellent. Students were very appreciative of the diversity of topics offered, the outstanding lecturers, and the welcoming community at OSTS. One student said, "This was a course that combined both heart and head" and another, "In addition to deep knowledge of the topic, the lecturer brought humour and compassion." The courses for the upcoming year - 2013-2014 - are now confirmed, and I know you will be delighted with the courses and the lecturers. Information will be on the website later this spring and over the summer, and our familiar blue and white brochures will be throughout the city. Plan to bring a friend and register early on-line, or by mail.
2013-2014 is the 50th year of OSTS and we plan to celebrate! We will soon have a 50th HomePage - linked to this site - with all the information on how you can participate and be involved. We have produced both an excellent history of the School for this occasion and a book, Triumph of Hope, a compilation of essays written by past lecturers, students and others who have had significant involvement with the School. Both will be available for sale throughout the year. And, we are looking forward to hosting a Colloquium on Sunday, November 10th on the topic "How Can One Be a Person of Faith in 21st Century in Canada?" with speakers from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faith traditions. This will be a very significant event - you will want to be there.
Plan to celebrate the work and faithfulness of the Ottawa School of Theology & Spirituality this year by attending classes and the Colloquium, reading about our past and present, and getting involved as a volunteer in whatever capacity suits your gifts and talents. Let us celebrate together this Triumph of Hope!