Nord500 North








September 21/22, 2017

Holiday Inn, Sudbury, ON


Nord500North is a conference that commemorates the 500th anniversary of the reformation movement. It is an opportunity to address a critical moment of our Christian history by moving beyond the controversies and disagreements that have often come between us and prevented us from working together.

Presentations by key note pseakers and discussions will describe where we as followers of Jesus have been, where we are today, and where we are going.  There will also be a strand on how we can make right relations with Canada's Indigenous people as part of ongoing reformation efforts.

We are branches of the same vine.  In a world that needs the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ, our hope and prayer is that this event will inspire participants to be bold, creative, and joyful in our commitment to love each other and serve the world.

For more information please visit this site as we will keep it up to date, or feel free to email

The following link takes you to some interesting videos on the Reformation:

Discours d’ascenseur :

500North/500Nord est un colloque organisé pour célébrer le 500e anniversaire de la réforme protestante. C’est l’occasion d’aborder un moment critique de notre histoire chrétienne, allant au-delà des controverses et des désaccords qui sont souvent venus entre nous et qui nous ont empêchés de travailler ensemble.

Les présentations des conférenciers, les temps d'ateliers et de discussions décriront, comme disciples de Jésus, d'où nous venons, où nous sommes aujourd'hui et où nous allons. Il y aura aussi du temps pour évaluer les relations avec les peuples autochtones du Canada, dans le cadre des efforts de réforme en cours.

 Nous sommes les branches de la vigne dans un monde qui a besoin du message de Jésus-Christ. Nous faisons cette prière: que cet évènement inspire les participants et les participantes à être audacieux, créatif et joyeux pour s'engager à aimer et à servir le monde.


Clé de l’Écriture : Jean 15, 5

« Je suis la vigne ; vous êtes les branches. Si vous demeurez en moi et moi en vous, vous porterez beaucoup de fruits ; vous pouvez le faire en dehors de moi. »


Both Days  - $100  Student ($75)

Thursday only - $60  Student ($40)

Friday Only - $60   Student ($40)

Note:  After July 1, 2017 price is $125 or $70/day



One of our key not speakers will be The Rev. Dr. Allan G. Jorgenson. He is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and holds the Bishop William D. Huras Chair in Ecclesiology and Church History at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.

We will also have Dr. Christopher Duncanson-Hales, a teacher in the Departments of Philosophy and Religious Studeis at the University of Sudbury.

...and Rev. Karen Kuhnert who is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. She is serving alonside Sister Priscilla Solomon in the KAIROS Indigenous Rights Circle.

...and Sister Priscilla Solomon, CSJ, is an Ojibway woman and a Sister of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie.  She is the coordinator of the Faith and Justice Ministry in her congregation with special attention to Indigenous Rights, Ecological Justice, Poverty Issues and Interculturation of Faith.


Overnight Accommodations are available at:

Holiday Inn, Sudbury, 1696 Regent St, S.

Telephone:  705-522-3000

Just mention it is for the Reformation conference in September

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