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Thursday, May 11, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, May 11, 2006

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- Are We a Christian Nation? - May 25, 2006
- Spring Fling! Rain UPDATE

Are We a Christian Nation? - May 25, 2006
The Moral Nation: Alternative Voices

The Center for Religious Inquiry at St. Bartholomew's Church, The
Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs and the
Boston-based Interreligious Center for Public Life will present a
series of forums titled "The Moral Nation: Alternative Voices", in
Boston and New York City this summer.

"In an effort to counter the current conservative religious trend in
public discourse," said Rabbi Leonard A. Schoolman, director of the
Center for Religious Inquiry, "we intend to jointly present programs
featuring a range of alternative and diverse religious voices."

The forums are:

Are We a Christian Nation?
Thursday, May 25th at 7:30 P.M.
Andover Newton Theological School
Stoddard Hall, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA.

What do preachers mean when they call for a new morality? What do they
mean when they refer to the United States as a "Christian Nation?" What
would the impact of a "Christian Nation" be on America's diverse
population? Speakers: Diana Eck. Ph.D., Harvard University; the Rev.
Arthur Kennedy, University of St. Thomas; Rabbi David Gordis,
president, Hebrew College.

Just War
Thursday, June 1st at 5:30 P.M.
Merrill House in New York City
170 East 64th Street, New York City

Has preventive war become the new standard? Is this a welcome trend?
What does "just war" look like in practice? Panel: Joel Rosenthal,
president, The Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs;
Jean Bethke Elshtain, Ph.D., University of Chicago; Laura Spelman,
University of Chicago.

Intelligent Design
Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30 P.M.
Center for Religious Inquiry at St. Bartholomew's Church
Park Avenue at 51st Street, New York City

Adherents of intelligent design state that the universe is so complex
it could not have developed or evolved by accident; it must therefore
be the conscious, willed product of a designer. What about evolution?
Are science and religion doomed to always be in opposition? Speakers:
The Rev. William McD. Tully, rector, St. Bartholomew's Church; Robert
Pollack, Ph.D., Columbia University; Mark Kirschner, Ph.D., Harvard
Medical School; John Haught, Ph. D., Georgetown University.

More Information

Information: 212 378 0222
Fax: 212 378 0281
Register online:

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Spring Fling! Rain UPDATE
May 12 & 13
Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon/evening
On the quad OR IF RAINING Upper Noyes or Peck Room. Announcement will
follow tomorrow.

Come join the end of year celebration!
Bring your families!
We will be having bar-b-que, lawn games (weather permitting)
Friday afternoon bring your own grillable proteins. Student Life will
provide sodas and water.
Saturday's bar-b-que hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers will be

Bring something to share!

Let's celebrate the springtime and end of the semester, and send off
our graduates in style!

As this is a family event, and per the standing SA policy, this event
will be alcohol free.

Contact: Carol Hayward

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