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Monday, January 23, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 23, 2006

- Thank You to Signers of the Call for Free and Unfettered Pulpits
- "In the Midst" - A Workshop Using Art and Meditation - March 4, 2006
- Green Speaker Series in February
- Field Ed Photos
- Spring Courses Closed
- Spring 2006 Issue of the Bulletin of the BTI Available

- Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
- Space to Practice Music
- M.Div. Students Graduating in May, 2006: Marketh Thine Calendars
- Multicultural Festival - Feb. 3

Thank You to Signers of the Call for Free and Unfettered Pulpits
January 23, 2006


President Joe Hough of Union and I want to thank you for your recent
support of the Call for Free and Unfettered Pulpits. More than 800
signatures were gathered in less than three weeks.

As promised, letters with the call and a full list of all signatories
were prepared and sent to the Internal Revenue Service, the Government
Accounting Office, the US Senate Finance Committee and the US House Ways
and Means Committee in early December. We have yet to hear back from any
of these offices, but we remain hopeful that will occur.

It is important that we remain ever-vigilant in our efforts to protect
the freedom of the pulpit as a central platform for our faith, even when
- or especially when - our preaching confronts the principalities and


Nick Carter

Review the Call for Free and Unfettered Pulpits:

View the list of signatories:

"In the Midst" - A Workshop Using Art and Meditation - March 4, 2006
Saturday, March 4, 2006
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Meetinghouse: Center for the Arts

This interactive workshop explores the interface between personal and
collective mark-making, as a revelatory path of expression and
understanding. Using individual and interactive exercises in drawing and
painting, as well as Yogic breath, movement, and sound, the instructors
invite participants to deepen their experience of spiritual and
interpersonal connection. The workshop emphasizes the uniqueness of each
person's use of symbol, color, and form, as well as these elements'
universal significance. This gathering will be held in The Meetinghouse
Gallery, which currently displays paintings by the instructors in the
exhibit "Worlds Apart / Common Ground" (on display through 7 April,
Artists and Workshop Facilitators:

Marilyn Feinberg is a visual artist and yoga teacher living and working
in Rochester, New York. She received her MFA from the Rochester
Institute of Technology and teaches art at Rochester's Memorial Art

Jeffrey Fine is a visual artist and psychologist who lives and works in
Newton, Massachusetts. Mainly self-taught, he has been drawing and
painting for forty years. With an interest and background in Jungian
psychology, Jeffrey also practices psychotherapy and teaches counseling
at Lesley University.

$35 includes lunch; $25 for full-time student or senior citizens

For more information contact Judy Medeiros, 617-964-1100, ext 228;
More information:

Green Speaker Series in February
Mark your calendars now for the following Ecology Ministry Green
Speaker Series events in February. More information about each event
will be coming soon!

Mon Feb 13th
Tu B'Shvat celebration (Jewish Environmental holiday) -
Organic Lunch in Meeting House
12-1:30 pm
Sponsored by Rabbinical School at Hebrew College and Ecology Ministry

Wed Feb 15th
ACE (Alternatives for Community and Environment)
talk (location: TBA)
12-1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Pen Loh

Wed Feb 22nd
Community Organic Farms in Waltham, MA
Talk in Meeting House
12-1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Amanda Cather, Director

Tues Feb 28th
The Green Roundtable
Talk in Meeting House
12-1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Barbra Batshalom, Executive Director

Field Ed Photos
The Field Ed. Program is creating a new bulletin board and would love
to have some photos of our students in field education, past or present
- if you have some photos you would be willing to share. Please bring
them to Judy Medeiros. Thank you!

Spring Courses Closed
The following Spring 2006 courses are closed:

CMPR 625 Holistic Preaching

PSYF/TMPL 722/822 Care of the Poor

CMPR/WOTA 630 Jazz of Preaching

ETHI780/880 With Head and Heart: The Life and Writings of
Howard Thurman

CONG 734 Congregational Life

INTE 601/801 Justice Matters

HIST 508 Foundations in the History

OLDT672 Binding of Isaac

EL CHRS 720 Life as Pilgrimage

HIST 723/823 Varieties of Reformation

PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 778/878 Grounded in God

Spring 2006 Issue of the Bulletin of the BTI Available
The Spring 2006 issue of the Bulletin of the Boston Theological
Institute is now available on-line at the following link.

This issue features several local and global personalities such as
President Mikhail Gorbachev, Liz Walker of CBS 4 TV, Andrew Walls, in
addition to other local scholars. I would also like to personally thank
those of you who in one way or another helped in the production of this

This issue of the Bulletin and back issues are also available on-line

Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
An art exhibit by artists
Marilyn K Feinberg and Jeffrey M. Fine

January 23, 2006 to April 7, 2006
The Meetinghouse Gallery
Mon. - Fri. 9 - 6

Information, contact Judy Medeiros at (617) 964-1100 ext. 228

Thursday, March 2
Artists' Reception: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Remarks: 5:30 PM
Professor Mark Burrows

More information:

Space to Practice Music
I know that many of you play instruments, and have had trouble finding
a space to practice. Judy Medeiros has graciously offered the Meeting
House for this purpose. If you would like to take advantage of this
offer please contact Judy at


Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

M.Div. Students Graduating in May, 2006: Marketh Thine Calendars
The Koinonia Preaching Festival will take place during chapel on April
5. The Festival preliminaries will take place on Thursday, March 23. A
sign-up sheet and Festival guidelines will be posted on the Church &
Ministry bulletin board on the first floor of Worcester Hall on March 9.
Celebrate your preaching gifts by sharing them with the community!
Please contact Sarah Drummond,, with questions.

Multicultural Festival - Feb. 3
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

You are invited to a celebration of the diversity of cultures that is
ANTS! You are further invited to bring something to share that
represents who you are and where you come from.

When? Friday, February 3, 6:00 p.m.
Where? Peck Room

This event is being hosted by the Dean of Students Office and the
International Students on campus. We hope you will bring music, poetry,
art, food or anything else to share that says something about who you
are and where you're from! Please let me know if you plan to
perform/read something so that I can put you on the program.

We will have a variety of food from different cultures, both what you
might bring to share and food that is purchased. So come and learn
about the cultures we all represent, share something with your
community, and enjoy a meal together. I will be extending a special
invitation to the 38 new students who are joining the ANTS community
this spring, so please be prepared to welcome new colleagues.

I hope to see many of you there,


Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225