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Friday, March 10, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, March 10, 2006

- Welcome to a New Member of the ANTS Community
- 2006-2007 Financial Aid
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- Rev. Mark Harris to Speak - April 2, 2006
- GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 15, 22, and 29
- The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2

- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 12
- Walk the Walk / Talk the Talk - Preaching the Journey of Holy Week - March 13
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 14
- Preaching Peace: Proclaiming One's Faith without Losing One's Job - Tuesday, Mar. 14
- 9th International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23-24, 2006

Welcome to a New Member of the ANTS Community
MaryHelen Gunn and Matt Laurence announce with great joy the birth of SophiaRose Naima Gunn Laurence, on February 9, 2006--now a full month old! My, how time FLIES! She emerged a very healthy 9lbs, 3oz; and Mom, Dad and Baby continue to be very well (tho still rather sleep-deprived!)

We thank all of you for your support, and apologize for the lag time in getting notice to E-news!

Love and Peace,
MaryHelen, Matt, and SophiaRose Naima Gunn Laurence

PS: Please no gifts; tho if you do feel inspired, we'd be tickled if you chose to make an extra $9 contribution to your favorite charity this year, in honor of her date and her weight!

2006-2007 Financial Aid
Students returning to school for the 2006-2007 school year must reapply for Financial Aid. Students must complete the 06-07 FAFSA, either on line or by paper. Students must also complete the Andover Newton Financial Aid Application. The application is now available on line and on paper. We are now requiring students to submit a copy of their 2005 Federal Income Tax Return and/or documentation of any other non-taxable income. All information must be received prior to receiving a final award. The priority date for returning students is April 15, 2006. Award letters will be mailed out May 1, 2006. If you have any questions, please contact Rosemary Turano, Coordinator of Financial Aid.

More info:

New Jobs on the Web Site
Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:

Several new job opportunities were posted this week.

There is a link to the Jobs Board from the ANTS Home page under Student Quick Links in the right column.

The Ecology Ministry March 2006 Event Calendar is available online at: (PDF)

***Peace Week PLUS will be celebrated from March 14-23 as a collaborative effort between the
Peace Fellowship, the Working Class/Poor Fellowship, the Ecology Ministry, ANTS faculty & staff***

Tues March 14th (Peace Week)
Film & Green Roundtable Discussion Series: "Global Warming"
Small Dining Room 12:00-1:00pm
Promoting Non-Violence Towards our Natural Landscape
The film is titled "Lighten Up! A Religious Response to Global Warming" produced by The Regeneration Project/Interfaith Power & Light Program

Wed March 15th - Wed March 22nd ; excluding Fri March 17 (Peace Week)
Ecology Ministry Resource Table & ECO-MUGS SALE
Cafeteria 12noon-1:00pm

Wed March 15th (Peace Week)
Blessing of the Trees
Back parking lot around Christmas Tree 5:00pm-5:20pm (rain or shine)
A ceremony to commemorate trees to be chopped down for new Chapel construction

Tues March 21st (Peace Week)
Stoddard Lobby 11:45am-12noon & 1:45pm-2:00pm
Peace Vigil for Environmental Non-Violence

Tues March 21st (Peace Week)
Film & Green Roundtable Discussion Series co-sponsors: "Mideast"
Small Dining Room 12noon-1pm
Promoting Non-Violence towards our Human Landscape
Travel log:"My Experience in the Mideast" by Melissa Kreider

Wed March 22nd (Peace Week)
Chapel: Preaching on Environmental Non-Violence
Colby Chapel 1:00pm-1:45pm

Fri March 24th (ANTS Conference on Ministries)
Student Panel w/Ecology Ministry participation
Meeting House 2:30pm

Sat March 25th (ANTS Conference on Ministries)
Ecology Ministry Resource Table
Peck Conference Room 10:30am-12noon

Tues March 28th
Film & Green Roundtable Discussion Series: "Recycling"
Small Dining Room 12noon-1:00pm

Wed March 29th (ANTS Community Day)
Community Day: NIRA Rock, Urban Wild Park in Jamaica Plain
Meet at Colby Chapel 11am-6pm (rain or shine)
NIRA Rock is a site sponsored by the Ecology Ministry in collaboration with the
Dean of Students Office. For other sites, please contact Dean of Students

Hazel Roper, the regional rep for the American Baptist Churches Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board will be speaking with the Baptist Polity class from 9-12 on March 30, and then hosting a lunch for interested American Baptist students. The topics covered in the class meeting will be negotiating with a church, salary and benefit considerations, financial planning, retirement and medical insurance planning. The class session and the lunch are open to any Baptist students or area Baptist clergy who may not be in the class. If you are not in the class, please contact Mark Heim if you plan to attend the lunch. You can come to the class session unannounced.

Rev. Mark Harris to Speak - April 2, 2006
Rev. Mark Harris, Adjunct Faculty in Church History, is giving a talk at King's Chapel, 64 Beacon Street, Boston at the April 2, 2006 Convocation XXIV of the Council of Christian Churches within the UUA (CCCUUA). For time and details: 617-227-2155

GLOBAL AIDS: WILL WE SEE, HEAR, RESPOND? - Mar. 15, 22, and 29
Sponsored by Faith, Health and Spirituality
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 15, "A Closer Walk"
Award Winning Film. "A beautiful told story of suffering and hope and action. We all must start somewhere. This is a must see film if ever there was one." Jack Garner, Chief Film Critic, Gannet News Service. This film explores the intricate relationship between health, dignity and human rights and shows how the harsh realities of AIDS in the world are an expression of the way the world really is. In the Berkeley Room.

Wednesday, March 22, "Finding Weapons of Mass Salvation in the Fight Against Global AIDS"
Professor Brita Gill-Austern will give a visual presentation showing how the global AIDS pandemic is impacting Africa and countries throughout the world. She will help to identify places where we can intervene to break the cycle of structural violence that leads to massive suffering, conflict and war, as well as identify places where we can find weapons of mass salvation - the real weapons of peace - in the fight against the greatest plague in human history. In Peck Conference Room.

Tuesday, March 28, "A BIG Ministry to AIDS Orphans in Zimbabwe"
The Rev. Abiot Moyo will make a presentation on the BIG Ministry he began to improve living conditions, and to provide educational and professional development to disadvantaged communities and care for children and those infected with and affected by AIDS in Zimbabwe.
In Peck Conference Room.

More info:

The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology - Sunday, April 2
Lecture and Book Signing with Ellen Bernstein

Sunday, April 2, 2006
7:00 p.m.
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College

Join us for an evening with Ellen Bernstein, critically acclaimed author of The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology ( Pilgrim Press, 2005) as she bridges the gap between science and religion through a personal meditation on Genesis.

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
To reserve your seat, please visit

This event is cosponsored by Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School.

More info:

Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 12
Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
7:00 -8:30 p.m. at Andover newton and Hebrew college

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.**

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

More information and registration:

Walk the Walk / Talk the Talk - Preaching the Journey of Holy Week - March 13
with Dr. Peter Civetta

Monday, March 13, 2006
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse
Lunch provided, $35

This workshop will focus on the journey of Holy Week, discerning how we can walk this most amazing of seven-day experiences so we will be better able to preach it to our congregations. Together, we will explore not only what each of these days mean, but more specifically what they mean to us and our communities at this time.

For more information call 617-964-1100, ext 228 or email
More information:

Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 14
It's that time again! The next meeting of the ANTS Student Association will be on Tuesday, March 14th at noon in Upper Noyes. Please submit all agenda items to Lella Baker ( by noon on Sunday, March 12th.

Lella Baker for the 2005 - 2006 SA Executive Board.

Peace Week Plus - Mar. 14 -23
Peace Week Plus
March 14-23, 2006
More than a Week and more than Just Peace
Events sponsored by the Peace Fellowship in Collaboration with the Ecology Ministry, the Working Class Fellowship, Faculty and others
View Event Schedule (PDF):

Preaching Peace: Proclaiming One's Faith without Losing One's Job - Tuesday, Mar. 14
A Workshop with Rev. Allie Perry
Peck Room, Tuesday, March 14th 6:00-8:00 pm
Jesus' message of loving our enemies is a powerful one, yet in a world with escalating violence as we look for messages of hope, proclaiming peace can feel like walking through a minefield. How do we do it effectively while being pastorally sensitive to our congregations? Come share an evening with Rev. Alice Perry, lecturer in psychology and pastoral theology and currently teaching "Non-violence: Path to Social and Personal Transformation" at Andover Newton Theological School.

9th International Symposium on Business and Spirituality - March 23-24, 2006
Wrestling with the Gods of the Marketplace: Business and Spirituality in the 21st Century

March 23-24, 2006
Glavin Family Chapel
Babson College

Keynote Speakers:

Arnold Hiatt, President, Stride Rite Foundation;
John Sage, President and Cofounder, Pura Vida Coffee
Beth Williams, President and CEO, Roxbury Technology Corporation
Aaron Feuerstein, Former President and CEO, Malden Mills Industries Inc.

Other Speakers Include:

Alan and Harriet Lewis, Chairman and Vice Chair, Grand Circle Corporation
Margaret Benefiel, PhD, Andover Newton Theological School; CEO, (ANTS Adjunct Faculty Member)
Mitch Tyson, CEO, Advanced Electron Beams
Denise Cerreta, Founder, One World Café
Dr. Linda Ferguson, President and Owner, New Paradigms Alliance Inc.
Robert Sarly, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, Smith Barney (ANTS Board of Directors Member)

Earlybird sign up - Business and Spirituality Symposium - Register by Feb 24 and Save $25

To register or for more information, please visit our website
or call 781-239-5631.

Sponsored by:
Babson College and Grand Circle Corporation

Andover Newton Theological School is a co-sponsor of this event.

Register at:

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