Conference Info


Theology and Peace

gathering for a theology & practice of peace

Second Annual Conference


May 26-28, 2009

Techny Towers Retreat Center

near Chicago – O’Hare


Register NOW while space is still available!

A gathering for theologians, pastors, activists and others to develop the insights of mimetic theory toward the formation of a Christian theology and practice of peace. A time to dialogue with one another and with . . .

James Alison, PhD, on the Bible

author of Undergoing God and other books

Tony Bartlett, PhD, on Theology

author of Cross Purposes

Andrew Marr, OSB, on Ecclesiology

author of Tools for Peace


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SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM: The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 and end with lunch on Thursday, May 28, 2009. A plenary presentation by each speaker will be followed by personal reflection and small and large group dialogue facilitated by spiritual guide Dorothy Whiston, D.Min. Worship and prayer, interest groups, social gatherings, free time and a brief business meeting will complete the schedule. Theology and Peace is a gathering for those

interested in developing mimetic theory in the context of the Christian tradition, rather than an introduction to this work.


LOCATION: The Conference will be held at Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center, 200 Waukegan Rd., Techny, IL, 12 miles from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. For driving directions and more information about the Center, go to


AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: Techny recommends American Taxi, whose fare from O’Hare is currently $30 for any number of passengers. They have a kiosk in the luggage claim area and the phone # is 847-255-9600.


ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS: Single or double rooms with private baths are available in Techny Towers. Single rooms with bath down the hall are available in Maria House next door. The conference fee includes all meals beginning with dinner on Tuesday and ending with lunch on

Thursday. Persons wanting lunch on Tuesday must indicate that below and pay extra. Those wanting to add day(s) before or after at Techny Towers should contact them directly at 847-272-1100.


DUES: Theology and Peace is a now a membership organization, though our Conference is open to all. Dues provide conference seed money and help us provide other mimetic theory resources related to peace theology and practice. Please consider joining!