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The next IRCA quadrennial meeting will be from April 13- 19 in Dubuque, Iowa, United States of America. Located in America’s heartland on the banks of the Mississippi River, Dubuque has been voted one of America’s best small cities and has won several environmental awards.
The theme this year is Flourishing: Land, People and Community. The Bible tells us that God is a God of abundance, yet many of us live in settings/contexts that emphasize scarcity. Can we get beyond the numbers to share the stories of God’s abundance among us?
Highlights of the program include:
A three day joint conference with the Wartburg Lutheran Seminary’s Center for Theology and Land Rural Ministry Conference. (April 15 -18, 2023.)
Field trips and excursions options include (subject to confirmation): a city tour of Dubuque, a narrated Mississippi River Cruise, a visit to New Melleray Abbey (sustainable forestry practices), and the Four Mounds Conference Center.
Meeting people from around the world who share a common interest in rural ministry.
Spending the weekend (April 14 & 15) visiting and worshipping with a regional rural family.
We will be staying at the Best Western Dubuque. Registration costs are USD1,000 if paid by November 30, 2022 and includes all housing, meals, local transportation and excursions. The registration site should be open sometime in early September.
I hope you will be able to come.
Rev. Dr. Mark Yackel-Juleen