The conference „Metanoia: transformation, forgiveness and reconciliation“


The conference „Metanoia: transformation, forgiveness and reconciliation“ will take place on 7-9 March 2019 in Tallinn and Laulasmaa. The conference is organized by St John’s School in collaboration with the Arvo Pärt Centre.

The aim of the conference to bring together theologians, pedagogues, psychologists and cultural figures and explore the meaning of metanoia in relation to the problems of reconciliation and forgiveness.

Among the guest speakers are John Behr, Renos Papadopoulos, Marina Cantacuzino, Olga Sedakova, Aleksey Uminsky, Boris Bratus, Urmas Nõmmik, Liivika Simmul, Mhhail Lotman, Mare Pork and others.

This is the fifth international conference organized by St John’s school since 2013 and the first conference taking place in the newly opened Centre of Arvo Pärt. The conference is intended for all who are interested in the relationship between arts, pedagogy, spirituality and ethics. The presentations will be accompanied by simultaneous translation.

On 7 and 9 March will take place in St John’s school at the address Siili 14, on 8 March the conference will take place in the Arvo Pärt Centre in Laulasmaa. On 8 March the conference day will conclude at 18:00 with a concert by ensemble Vox Clamantis. On 9 March Püha Johannese Kooli children’s choirs and Riho Sibul will perform at a charity concert in Jaani Kirik.

The programm of the conference and the registration link is available here.

On June 22, the Centre is open until 4.00 p.m., on June 23, the Centre is closed. Happy Victory Day and Midsummer to everyone!

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