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Friday, March 03, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, March 3, 2006 - Event Board

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- New Jobs on the Web Site
- Priscilla Deck to Speak at Marshfield United Methodist Church Lecture
- Dr. Carole Fontaine on the National Geographic Channel
- Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice - March 10-13,
- "Steering Your Way Through the Storm: Leadership in Times of
Congregational Conflict"

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.

Priscilla Deck to Speak at Marshfield United Methodist Church Lecture
Lecture Topic: "Just War" - March 11, 2006

Throughout history, people have struggled to understand the
justification for waging war on another country. Our concepts of war
are based on an idea of nationhood, and on a certain concept of the
"rules of engagement." Today, however, these concepts do not hold, and
we are challenged, as a faithful, peace-seeking people, to understand
what role we should play in the world?s disputes. It may surprise some
people to find out that St. Augustine articulated the Christian criteria
for "just war" and that these rules are still a reference point for
presidents and kings today. Based on the teachings of Father Brian
Hehir of the U.S. War College and Harvard Divinity School, we will
explore the "ethical use of force" with an eye to understanding the
on-going discussions around the legitimate and illegitimate use of force
in our world.

Presenter: Dr. Priscilla Deck
Bio: Dr. Priscilla Deck has an undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke
in International Relations, a Masters in Russian Studies from Brandeis,
a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard, and a PhD in Comparative
Literature from Brandeis. She currently serves on the faculty at
Andover Newton Theological School. Her interest in "just war" derives
from the strong social justice concern which informs her professional
work, and her personal concern as a mother and citizen.

Location: Marshfield United Methodist Church
185 Plain Street
Marshfield, MA 02050

Time: March 11, 2006 at 2:00pm

Dr. Carole Fontaine on the National Geographic Channel
Prof. Fontaine will be speaking about Isis and Jesus on the "rivals of
Jesus" program.

Morningstar Entertainment invites you to watch the world premiere of
of Jesus" Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00pm PST on the National geographic
Channel. The encore presentations will be as follows:

Wednesday, March 1st at 10:00pm PST
Sunday, March 5th at 11:00am PST
Wednesday, March 8th at 3:00pm PST

These are perfect opportunities to record the program so that you may
your own copy. Please check your local listings. Times may vary from
to coast. Note that the program will be listed as "Science of the
Rivals of Jesus".

Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice - March 10-13,
- in Washington DC, March 10-13, featuring progressive lobbying
opportunities and a conference with EJ Dionne, Dr. Michael Kinnamon, and

This is a great way to network within the religious social justice
community over 850 people attend! This is also a terrific opportunity to
link seminary students to progressive faith-based public policy work in

There is some money for seminarian scholarships available on a first
come first served basis. This is the type of event that would cost less
and be more fun if you traveled in a group (sharing travel expenses, and
room costs).

For more information, contact Alex Kern at Andover Newton, or
Sara Critchfield
Associate for Communications and Young Adult Development
United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries
Associate for International Policy and Young Adult Advocacy
Disciples Center for Public Witness
100 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330
Washington, DC 20002

"Steering Your Way Through the Storm: Leadership in Times of
Congregational Conflict"
June 5-8, 2006
9-5 and the evening of June 7

Bement Conference Center
Charlton, MA

"Walking in the Way," Christian peace-building for Churches is a unique
approach to understanding and responding to conflict which teaches the
basic skills, theory and theology of conflict transformation while
inviting participants to engage their hearts, minds and bodies in the
process, opening the way to personal transformation.

We will explore the five facets of congregational life that must be
engaged in order for conflict transformation to occur. We will also
assist participants in developing a plan to implement these five
critical streams of activity in their own congregations. Come walk with
us as we explore "Walking in the Way."

Who should come? All pastors, interims, seminarians, denominational
representatives, especially those actively involved with parish ministry
and others who want to have a better understanding of conflict, their
own reaction to it, and how it can be used as a positive force for

Cost is $500 (does not include accommodations)

The Brookfield Institute
Karen Nell Smith
Phone: 508-331-3081

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