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People of faith in today's society are increasingly faced with the challenge of balancing work, youth sports and community events scheduled for during times that were once universally set aside for family and worship.
An ecumenical conference being held this month in Boston seeks to grapple with that problem.
Father Donald Conroy, of the Diocese of Greensburg, Pa. will be in Boston on Oct. 27 to speak on "Sabbath, Creation, and the Emerging Global Culture." His presentation will take place at 2:00 p.m., during the afternoon segment of the conference on "The Regenerative Sabbath: Sabbath, Sunday, and Renewal," to be held at Old South Church in Boston's Copley Square from 9:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Father Conroy founded the International Consortium on Religion and Ecology and served on the U.N. Advisory Committee on Environmental Sabbath/World Day of Rest. He wrote and co-edited "Earth at Risk: Advancing the Environmental Dialogue Between Religion and Science." He presently also serves as chaplain to the International Confederation of Christian Family Movements.
The conference is organized by the Lord's Day Alliance of the U.S. and supported by UniteBoston, the Institute for Christian Unity, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries and other local groups, with consultation from the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston.