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Thursday, April 06, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, April 6, 2006

In this message
- Youth Violence in the City Meeting - TONIGHT
- Library Hours for Spring Break
- Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century
- Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER NOW
- Registration for Summer Session courses
- Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
- Stations of the Cross Labyrinth Walk - April 3-7, 2006

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Youth Violence in the City Meeting - TONIGHT
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Thursday, April 6
2nd Church in Newton (UCC)
60 HIghland St., West Newton
http://www.2ndchurch.org
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

City Mission Society is holding their CMS Council Meeting focusing on Youth Violence in the City. The CMS Council consists of all churches that work with CMS. Andre Norman and Ed Williams will be speaking. Anyone called to help our city youth are welcome! For more details call Rev. Cooper at 617-742-6830, Ext. 203

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Library Hours for Spring Break
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The Library Hours for Spring Break are:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am-10:00pm
April 10-13

Friday-Sunday closed
April 14-16

Monday, Patriot's Day 1:00pm-10:00pm
April 17

Feed the Need to Understand*

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Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006
12-1PM
Davis 201

Want to understand Al Qaeda and their motives?

Then come to a presentation by
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
ANTS, MA in Research Student '07
in Christian-Muslim Understanding

This presentation is in conjunction with Professor Mark Heim's course, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and will consist of a brief history of how Al Qaeda evolved, the ideology behind the movement, and an understanding as to how Al Qaeda utilizes the religion of Islam for political gain.

Karen holds a BA from Wellesley College in Peace and Justice Studies with a concentration in Islam and understanding conflict in religion. She did her Honors Thesis on Al Qaeda.

Please bring your lunch and join us.

For questions please contact Mark Heim at _mheim@ants.edu_
(mailto:mheim@ants.edu) , or
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews at _kandrews@ants.edu_ (mailto:kandrews@ants.edu)

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Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER NOW
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**Classes are filling up quickly for this event!

May-June, 2006

Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam, and Judaism
Springtime Evening Classes for Adults
Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College

Join us for a series of eye-opening short evening classes to learn about the three Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Study texts from the Quran and the Hebrew Bible, compare Christian and Jewish thinkers such as Heschel and Neibuhr, understand what differentiates Evangelicals from fundamentalists and other Christian denominations and explore the real story of how women in Islam are building bridges between modernity and tradition.

Muhammad and the Quran: An Introduction to Islamic Thought with Dr.Tariq Jaffer (Monday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 1, 8, 15, 22; June 5)

Giants of 20th Century Jewish and Christian Thought: Heschel and Neibuhr with Rabbi Or Rose (Monday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 1, 8, 15, 22; June 5)

Reading Between the Lines: Jewish Interpretations of the Hebrew Bible with Rabbi Reuven Cohn (Tuesday, 7:30-9:00 p.m., May 2, 9, 16, 23; June 6)

Biblical Crossroads: Christian and Jewish Approaches to the Book of Job with Dr. Gregory Mobley (Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 3, 10, 17, 24; June 7)

One God, Many Denominations: History and Composition of the Christian World with Dr. Rodney Petersen (Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 3, 10, 17, 24; June 7)

Beyond the Veil: Women, Modernization and Islam with Dr. Deina Ali Abdelkader (Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 4, 11, 18, 25; June 8)

For full course descriptions:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/050106icplbordercross.htm

To register:
http://www.interreligiouscenter.org/educational_programs/

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Registration for Summer Session courses
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Registrations must be postmarked by April 21.
Late registrations can be accepted on the first day of each class, when a $75 late fee is charged. In addition to the non-refundable registration fee, the School will retain $100 of the tuition when withdrawals are made. Full payment of tuition and fees is due at time of registration. No refunds will be given after the first day of class.

Registration and payment forms available at the Registrar office
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU06reg.pdf
http://www.ants.edu/student/registrar/forms/SU06pay.pdf

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Student Association Elections - Call for Candidates
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Your Student Association will be holding elections for the 2006-2007 academic year from April 24th-27th. We are in need of candidates to fill the positions. The following positions will be elected:

Executive Officers:
-President
-Vice President
-Treasurer
-Secretary

Elected Representatives:
-Representative to the ANTS Board of Trustees
-Student Life Chairperson

Think you might be interested in running? Check out the elections procedures and position descriptions: http://ants.edu/community/groups/ElectionsProcedures2006.pdf

Letters of intent to run should be emailed to the SA Vice-President, April Spencer, at aspencer@ants.edu. These letters should include a brief paragraph about your involvement on campus and your goals should you be elected.

Letters of intent to run are due Friday, April 7th.
Any questions? Email April Spencer (aspencer@ants.edu)

April Spencer
SA Vice-President and Chair of the Elections

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Stations of the Cross Labyrinth Walk - April 3-7, 2006
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Come walk the Labyrinth and meditate with the terra cotta Stations of the Cross which are part of the Taylor Art Collection. Upper Noyes, Monday April 3 through Thursday April 6, 8am-10pm, Friday, April 7, 8am-4pm. Contact Judy Medeiros with questions.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu