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November 12, 2013

Mark Yaconelli Leads Workshop on The Way of Radical Compassion

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Northeastern Seminary hosts Mark Yaconelli as keynote speaker on November 14 for a one-day workshop designed to deepen skills for compassionate living. Experientially oriented sessions focus on Jesus' Way of Radical Compassion, Cultivating Self Compassion, Practicing Compassion with Difficult Others, and Compassionate Communities.

Mark YaconelliYaconelli is a proven writer, speaker, retreat leader, spiritual director, youth worker, and story teller with a great sense of humor. He is co-founder and program director for the Center for Engaged Compassion at Claremont School of Theology whose mission is to heal broken people and communities through contemplation, creativity, and compassion.

Interviews and profiles of his work have appeared in the national media including the Wall Street Journal, ABC World News Tonight, New York Times Online, Washington Post Online, Christianity Magazine, and CBS Radio. Feature articles on his work with teens have appeared in The Christian Century, Immerse, Group Magazine, YouthWorker Journal, and many other Christian publications.

The conference will be at the Cultural Life Center at Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14624. For more information, contact Sarah Beckler at 585.594.6800, by email at, or

This conference is part of an annual series of events designed to resource leaders in all ministry contexts. Upcoming conferences include: Developing Leaders for Youth Ministry on February 1, Barnes Symposium on the Integration of Faith and Science on February 22, Conference on Preaching on May 22, Cultural Intelligence For a Changing World on June 17. These events are held at the Cultural Life Center at Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14624.    

About Northeastern Seminary

Since opening its doors in 1998, Northeastern Seminary on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College has continued to grow in prominence as a significant resource for the church community in upstate New York. Northeastern Seminary is a multi-denominational graduate school of theology offering five academically and professionally accredited degrees: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Theology and Social Justice, Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership, and Doctor of Ministry. The student body is comprised of more than 30 different Christian faith traditions represented among 180 students and 350 graduates ministering around the nation and world. For more information visit or call 585.594.6800.

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