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Charis Bio - Ron O'Grady


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Ron O’Grady was Associate General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia from 1973 to 1981. Together with Dr. Masao Takenaka of Japan he organized and ran the 1978 conference in Bali at which the Asian Christian Art Association (ACAA) was formed. For the next 25 years he and Takenaka helped to promote and develop the ACAA through conferences, exhibitions, publications and scholarships. Ron was the publisher and sometime editor of ACAA books. These included The Bible through Asian Eyes, Christ for All People as well as several other books of meditations and art. Ron is now retired and living in New Zealand where he is Associate Minister in a multicultural Uniting parish. In recent years he has been working for children’s rights and is Hon President of ECPAT International.


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Exhibition Schedule
CHARIS at the International Forum for Christian Higher Education on Critical Breakthrough
in Atlanta, Georgia
February 24-26, 2010
This conference of 1200 leaders in Christian Higher Education includes a session with CHARIS artists, a media presentation of the exhibit and onsite presentation of a portion of the artwork followed by a lunch reception at Columbia Theological Seminary in nearby Decatur to view the rest of the CHARIS exhibit.

CHARIS at Columbia Theological Seminary
in Decatur, Georgia
January 20-August 7, 2010

CHARIS is featured in the Spring 2010 Issue of Image and SEEN.

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CHARIS featured in Mosaic Newsletter

The Charis exhibit was featured in the most recent issue of MOSAIC, a newsletter put out by StoneWorks to connect creative culture makers around the world. Click here to read the four page article (in .pdf format).