AST Gala Dinner – May 5, 2017

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Uncategorised

The Atlantic School of Theology is celebrating its Annual Gala Dinner on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street in Halifax. The reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Atlantic School of Theology website.

Guest speaker: Tareq Hadhad

Tareq, the founder of Peace by Chocolate, moved to Canada in December 2015 as a Syrian newcomer.  Soon after arriving in Canada, he and his family started their company “Peace by Chocolate” in Antigonish, to sponsor peacebuilding projects and support the local economy by offering jobs.  The company later turned into a phenomenon inspiring many people around the world, with Canada’s Prime Minister presenting it at the 2016 UN Leaders Summit on Refugees as a remarkable example of the contributions newcomers make in their communities. His address will be From Syria with Chocolate: One New Canadian Family’s Story.