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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, April 19, 2006

In this message:

- Sermon Award Winner preaching this Thursday at UU Worship
- Green Speaker Series: Dan Ruben - TODAY Wednesday, April 19
- AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner - Friday, April 21
- A.N.T.S. EXTREME MAKEOVER - Saturday, April 22
- Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century
- Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism

Sermon Award Winner preaching this Thursday at UU Worship

Dear ANTS community,
Please join us this Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Meetinghouse to hear the
Ed Lynn preach his award winning sermon, "It Might Have Been Otherwise:
Spiritual Gratitude." Rev. Lynn won the Borden Sermon Award last year
this inspiring sermon. Look forward to seeing many of you there.

The Reverend Edwin Charles Lynn recently retired as minister of the
Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers, MA, where he had
the congregation for 33 years. He was a recipient of a first place prize
the Unitarian Universalist Borden Sermon Awards, served on the Borden
Award jury last year, and for many years has been a member of the
Preaching Prize jury at the Harvard Divinity School. In 1986 he was
a Merrill Fellowship at Harvard University, and since that time has
as Denominational Counselor to Unitarian Universalist students. As a
Visiting Lecturer, he also teaches the course "Unitarian Universalist
and Practices" at Harvard. In addition to his position as a Unitarian
Universalist minister for over 38 years, Reverend Lynn is also a
architect. He is the author of the book "Tired Dragons: Adapting Church
Architecture to Changing Needs" and has served as a lecturer and
to over 70 Unitarian Universalist churches. He is a graduate cum laude
the Syracuse University School of Architecture and received his MDiv
the Thomas Starr King School for the Ministry.

Megan and Joanne

Green Speaker Series: Dan Ruben - TODAY Wednesday, April 19
Sponsored by the Ecology Ministry

Wednesday, April 19
Noyes Hall at Andover-Newton
Free Admission

"Getting Your Own House in Order: How and Why to Live an Environmentally
Sustainable Lifestyle"

Dan Ruben, President of the Green Decade in Newton, MA will discuss how
our lifestyle impacts the environment and our future. Special emphasis
will be devoted to global warming-how it is a threat to our economy and
well-being, and how we can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions resulting
from the way we live. Participants will learn how to improve their
impact on the environment, and which actions are not very important.
They will learn how to reduce their use of energy, water, garbage, and
toxins. Dan's presentation will also explore the role of theologians in
addressing the environmental threats that we face.

The Green Decade's programs are designed to build awareness, to provide
opportunities for public dialogue, and to educate and empower citizens
to take personal and civic action.

Download flyer:

EARTH WEEK - April 17 - 23
View calendar online:

TOMMOROW: Thursday, April 20:
12:00-1:00pm Resource Table Upper Noyes (Tues-Thurs)
Eco-Mug Sale/ Cell phone & Cartridge Drop-off
(before and after Nick's talk)
12:00-1:00pm Nick Carter: "Only God has the authority..."
-Reflections on nuclear arms proliferation and a life of activism (Upper
2:00-5:00pm Eco-Art w/Joy Honen (Quad) (Meeting House if Rain)

Friday, April 21:
1:30-1:50pm Blessing of Gardens behind Fuller/Kendall
6:30-10:00pm Agape Dinner & Movie Night:
The Day After Tomorrow (a movie dealing w/Climate Change)
6:00pm Spring Cleaning Ends (Mon 4/17-Fri 4/21)

Saturday, April 22
10am Spring Cleaning Pick-up
9:00-5:00pm Sturtevant Extreme Makeover

AGAPE Community Pot Luck Dinner - Friday, April 21

April 21st
Sturtevant Hall

Co-Sponsored by
The Ecology Ministry & The Men's Fellowship

Following the Agape:
Film & Television Fellowship & Ecology Ministry Presents

"The Day After Tomorrow"
The Movie

A.N.T.S. EXTREME MAKEOVER - Saturday, April 22

Saturday April 22nd 2006
10am - 4pm
Sturtevant Lounge

"It will be Fantastic" - Rose Tyler

"We will be transformed" - Paul Tarsus

Come one; Come all with people and resources. Come to Sturtevant; help
transform our space into someplace we can all enjoy more!

Sponsored in part by: The Men's Fellowship, the Ecology Ministry, the
United Church of Christ Fellowship, the United Methodist Fellowship, and
the Film & Television Fellowship

Another project brought to you to help the Andover Newton Theological
School Campus and its environment during: Earth Week 2006

For More Information contact: Jason Alspaugh

Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century - Weds., April
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
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_
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Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews at _kandrews@ants.edu_

Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER NOW
**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

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:

To register:

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