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Monday, February 13, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, February 13, 2006

In this message
- Costas Consultation in Global Mission - March 3-4, 2006
- Black Student Fellowship - Tuesday, Feb. 14
- BTI Newsletter Available - Feb. 14
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Hebrew College and Andover
- ANTS at the World Council of Churches Assembly, Porto Alegre, Brazil

- Spiritual Journeys - Spring Semester
- Yoga - Starts Feb. 17 - FREE
- Peace and Chocolate - Tuesday, Feb. 14
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Starts Tuesday, February 14
- GLANTS Meeting - Tuesday, February 14
- SA Agenda - Tuesday, Feb. 14

Costas Consultation in Global Mission - March 3-4, 2006

Castes, Tribes and Conversions: Christian Identities in India Today
March 3-4, 2006
Friday, 3:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

The Costas Consultation in Global Mission is named after the late Dean
and President of Andover-Newton Theological School, Orlando Costas. His
encouragement of the BTI faculty international mission and ecumenism
program was foundational; and his works, Christ Outside the Gate (1982)
and Liberating News (1989) formative. This year's Consultation
highlights the 300th anniversary of the Protestant Churches in India

The keynote speakers include:

Sathianathan Clarke (Wesley Theological Seminary)

Susan Abraham (St. Bonaventure University)

John Webster (Editor, Dalit International Newsletter)

Frederick Downs (Eastern Theological College, India)

Daniel Jeyaraj (Andover Newton Theological School)

There will also be a special film premiere featuring Hindu Followers of
Christ, presented by Todd Johnson, Director of the Center for the Study
of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

More information and registration:

Black Student Fellowship - Tuesday, Feb. 14
11:30 - 12:45 in the cafeteria

Black Student Fellowship will be meeting in the Cafeteria from
11:30-12:45 on Tuesday, Feb. 14. We recognize that some people have a
morning class, please get here as soon as you are able.

BTI Newsletter Available - Feb. 14
The February 14, 2006 issues of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at

Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Hebrew College and Andover Newton

Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
7:00 -8:30 p.m. at Andover newton and Hebrew college

I would like to invite you to attend the Parting of the Ways Lecture
Series - a first for Andover Newton and Hebrew College! This is the
first joint lecture series shared by our schools - and not under the
umbrella of the Interreligious Center on Public Life (ICPL). Let's show
our support for this historic event by great attendance!

This four-part lecture series explores the separation of Christianity
and Judaism during the second through fourth centuries. Co-sponsored by
Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College, this series will
provide interlocking perspectives on how Christians and Jews related,
and ultimately separated, during this pivotal-yet poorly

Registration will required for these events. Matriculated students at
any school are eligible for a 50% discount on registration fees.

**ANTS Students - In the Registration Form, under Discounts, select 50%
Matriculated Student.**

"Church and State: Religion in the Roman Empire"
Dr. Shaye J.D. Cohen
Sunday, March 5, 7:00-8:30 pm in Stoddard Hall

"Excavating Christian-Jewish Relations: An Archaeologist's
Dr. Katharina Galor
Sunday, March 12, 7:00-8:30 pm in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

"The Jewish Word on Christianity: Clues in Rabbinic Text"
Dr. Michael Satlow
Sunday, March 19, 7:00-8:30 pm in Stoddard Hall

"Reconstructing Early Christianity: The Judaism Factor"
Dr. Karen King
Sunday, March 26, 7:00-8:30 pm in Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

More information and registration:

ANTS at the World Council of Churches Assembly, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Dear friends and colleagues,

This is to let you know that I will be joining a cast of thousands for
the World Council of Churches' 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil,
February 13-24, as a delegate for Friends General Conference (Quakers),
a Bible Study leader, and an irrepressible Andover Newton recruiter
(with ANTS displays in the "Theological Cafe" and elsewhere and the
possibilities for ANTS hosting WCC scholars)

I ask for your prayers for the Assembly, for safe travels, for
discernment, and stamina!

As the WCC website states: "The 9th Assembly will address the theme
"God, in your grace, transform the world". The assembly will be a time
of encounter, prayer, celebration and deliberation for thousands of
Christian women and men from around the world. The World Council of
Churches is a fellowship of over 340 Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, and
united and other churches in over 100 countries representing more than
550 million Christians."

WCC General Secretary Samuel Kobia writes: "WCC assemblies have been
landmark events in the life of the ecumenical movement for almost 60
years... This Assembly, being the first one in the 21st century, will
mark the beginning of a new phase in the search for Christian unity."

Of special interest to many will be the WCC's Decade to Overcome
Violence, youth concerns, economic justice, Latin American issues,
religious pluralism, and the future of ecumenism in light of Global
Christianity, Roman Catholic relations, and Pentecostalism.

I expect to see Andover Newton alums and friends from around the world,
and am glad that a large Massachusetts delegation will be present,
including ANTS alum Rev. Dr. Diane Kessler, director of the Mass Council
of Churches, and the Boston Theological Institute's Director Rodney

I will have occasional access to email and voicemail while I am away,
but please do be in touch with Peg and Darrick in Admissions, or Matt
Carriker in the Faith Youth Institute, or Bob Pazmino regarding the
Certificate in Youth and Young Adult Ministries, while I am away.

Thanks for your prayers, and God's peace in all things,

Alex Kern

Spiritual Journeys - Spring Semester
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the President's Home

Six times a year, the President hosts "Spiritual Journeys" in his home.
These informed and intimate gatherings feature a member of the Andover
Newton faculty who shares his or her personal spiritual journey.

The speakers for Spring semester will be:

February 28: Sharon Thornton
March 28: Mark Burrows
April 25: Greg Mobley

Yoga - Starts Feb. 17 - FREE
Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Berkeley Room

Faith, Health & Spirituality
Late nights of studying? Overwhelmed by Homework?
Stressed? Stiff? Aching back? Wishing there was
something to help?

Begin your day with Breath --the first gift of God.

Stress Reduction and Yoga, Fridays, 7:30-8:30am with Yoga Instructor,
Dana Moore.

Beginning February 17 in the Berkeley Room, Mats provided. As a
service to ANTS students, Yoga will be free this semester.

Learn a practice to care for your body and soul. Take time for you.

For information and to register, see Judy Medeiros,W105

Peace and Chocolate - Tuesday, Feb. 14
Peace Fellowship Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 14
5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria

Valentine's Day is about love, so why not talk about making love
visible in the world (and eating some chocolate too.) Please join us
for a
Peace Fellowship meeting Tuesday February 14th in the cafeteria at
5:00. We
will be planning the presentation about the School of the America's
trip in November and making plans for the second annual Peace Week.

If you are interested in being part of the Peace Fellowship but can't
to the meeting, please contact me to let me know. Hope to see you
Cynthia Knowles, 617-838-7294,

Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Starts Tuesday, February 14
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel Chapel

Minister Christo Owens, Guest Preacher

GLANTS Meeting - Tuesday, February 14
Small dining room

GLANTS is the Andover Newton Fellowship for gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender, queer and questioning students and our allies. We will be
meeting in the Small Dining Room every Tuesday at lunch for fellowship
and any projects we decide we want to work on. Come join us!

Contact Erica Baron at or with
questions, or to be put onto the GLANTS email list.

SA Agenda - Tuesday, Feb. 14
12:00 PM Upper Noyes
February 14, 2006
Lella Baker, Chair

I. Opening Prayer: Jeff Lukens 1 Minute
II. Approval of 1/31 Minutes: Christina Findlay 2 Minutes
III. Episcopal Fellowship Budget Request: Lella Baker & Jeff Lukens
7 minutes
IV. Letter Received from Nancy Neinhuis re: Heating Issue: Lella
Baker 2 minutes
V. Hurricane Katrina Update: Lella Baker 10 minutes
VI. Chaplain Discussion: Lella Baker 10 minutes
VII. President's Report: Lella Baker: 2 minutes
VIII. Vice President's Report: April Spencer: 2 minutes
IX. Treasurer's Report: Jeff Lukens: 2 minutes
X. Secretary's Report: Christina Findlay: 2 minutes
XI. Open Discussion: 8 minutes
XII. Adjournment

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