On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, Anne-Marie Ellithorpe will be speaking on Friendship and Non-Violent Resistance to Oppression. Anne-Marie is a practical theologian. Through her research, she challenges contemporary perceptions of friendship as a private concern, disconnected from community. She encourages the nurture of a pervasive culture of friendship, and the fostering of authentic, holistic, private-public friendships, that overflow into civic friendship and reform. Anne-Marie is originally from New Zealand, where she worked as a teacher and educational consultant. She is currently living in Vancouver, Canada, where her roles include parenting, befriending, mentoring, and research. She recently completed a PhD through the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.