Monday, October 25, 2010

Martin Marty to Speak at the Academy of Parish Clergy Annual Meeting

The Academy of Parish Clergy’s
2011 Annual Conference


Building Trust in a Culture of Distrust


Rev. Martin Marty

February 15-17, 2011    Canterbury Retreat Center   Orlando, Florida

“Our society is experiencing a huge amount of distrust in our institutions. We distrust and are distressed with our financial institutions, our churches, our national leaders and other elements of our society. These issues are shaking our foundations. What is the role of the Church in addressing this climate of distrust?”  - Rev. Martin Marty

Church historian and Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, Rev. Martin Marty is highly respected as a religious historian, writer, theologian and pastor. He is a columnist for The Christian Century and an author of over 50 books as well as over 5000 articles, essays, and papers. Rev. Marty was ordained in 1952 and served churches in the Chicago suburbs for 10 years before joining the faculty at the University of Chicago where he taught for 35 years. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the National Humanities Medal and the National Book Award.

Registration fees are $230 for clergy and $200 for spouses, if registered by January 10, 2011. After January 10, add $20. For single occupancy rooms add $75. Registration includes 2 nights double-occupancy accommodations and Tuesday noon through Thursday morning meals. Commuting attendees’ fee is $100 (includes meals). Anyone wishing to stay additional nights may make individual arrangements for a private retreat by contacting Terra Medeiros, Canterbury Director of Guest Services at (407) 365-5571 ext. 13.

For complete conference information and to obtain a registration form, go to You may alsocontact Rev. Paul Binder, Administrative VP, at or (941) 922-8633.

Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, a mission and ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, offers a sanctuary of hospitality for growth and learning. All room accommodations are motel-type and are nonsmoking.

Handicapped-accessible rooms are available. More information can be found at

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