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February 2014
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February 2014

Tuesday 4

2nd annual BTI Choirfest

Community
Off Campus Event

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: St. Ignatius Church, Boston College, 28 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), (617) 527-4880

The Boston Theological Institute invites you to the 2nd annual Choirfest, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 7-8 p.m. at Boston College’s St. Ignatius Church (28 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill).

Limited parking is available in the St. Ignatius parking lot (adjacent to the church). Additional parking is available in the Commonwealth Avenue garage, levels 3-6. Access to the garage is through the lower campus gate, located next to St. Ignatius.

Participants include:

  • Andover Newton Theological School, ANTS Community Singers; Burns Stanfield, director
  • Boston College School of Theology and Ministry; Lynn Burns, director
  • Boston University, Boston University School of Theology Seminary Singers; Rev. Chad William Kidd, director
  • Episcopal Divinity School, EDS Women’s Quartet; Ellen Oak, leader
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Jacob Piland, pianist and soloist
  • Harvard Divinity School; Harry Duff, director
  • Hebrew College, Kol Arev Choir; Lynn Torgrove, director; Amy Lieberman, conductor
  • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Romanos the Melodist Byzantine Choir; Grammenos Karanos, director
  • St. John’s Seminary, SJS Choir; Janet E. Hunt, director

The Noor Ensemble, under the direction of Abdoul Adam, will also participate.

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Friday 7

Andover Newton Board of Trustees Retreat

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Davis Hall 201

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Last day for late registration - Spring

Academic

4:00 pm

Last day for late registration. Add Forms due in Registrar’s Office. Forms must be
postmarked by this date, After which a $175 late fee applies.

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Saturday 8

Andover Newton stands in solidarity with North Carolinians

Community
Off Campus Event
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8:00 am

Register

Woe to those who make unjust laws,
To those who issue oppressive decrees,
To deprive the poor of their rights
And withhold justice from the oppressed of my people,
Making widows their prey
And robbing the fatherless.
-Isaiah 10: 1-2

All Roads Lead to Raleigh! Forward Together!

Join Andover Newton as we go to North Carolina to participate in the Moral March on Raleigh on Feb. 8, 2014. This trip, inspired by the recent visit of The Rev. Dr. William Barber in November, will take members of the Andover Newton community to participate in the yearly march.

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Andover Newton Board of Trustees Retreat

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Davis Hall 201

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Moral March Teach-In in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Community
Off Campus Event

4:29 pm

Location: United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC | Map

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Director of Development

Discord at the Dinner Table: When Christians Disagree About Basic Justice Issues

Dr. Maria Teresa Dávila, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics

imageThe Moral Mondays movement grounds its rationale and momentum on the biblical witness that declares that justice in the nation is judged according to its treatment of “the widow, the orphan, and the stranger.” For the Christian faith, every state and government is charged with insuring the just distribution of the common good of the land to all its members. And yet, not all Christians interpret the biblical witness in the same way.

This teach-in and discussion, held in conjunction with the Moral March on Raleigh, will try to discuss this tension, by identifying some of the following:

  • What are some of the hard discussions you have had (or you think might come up) as a result of your participation in the Moral Mondays movement?
  • What is the role of protest to the health of a democracy?
  • What are some of the questions people ask about social activism and the Christian faith?
  • Where do these questions come from?
  • How do I engage other faithful in my family and/or community who do not agree with the goals of the Moral Mondays movement?
  • How do we encourage and engage in activism for conversation, cooperation, reconciliation, and change, rather than for alienation and discord?

About the Instructor

M.T. Dávila, Assistant Professor of Christian ethics, is a lay woman in the Roman Catholic tradition. She completed her doctorate at Boston College with a dissertation titled “A Liberation Ethic for the One Third World: The Preferential Option for the Poor and Challenges to Middle-Class Christianity in the United States.” She received her bachelors degree from Brown University and her master in theological studies at the Boston University School of Theology. Her main interests are the intersections of class identity formation and Christian ethics in the U.S. context. Her research looks for the intersection of these issues with respect to the relationship of class and militarism, class and immigration, and class and activism. She is currently undertaking a study of leaders of communities of faith, peace and justice practitioners, and others to examine the relationship between different understandings of discipleship and activism/public witness/faith in action.

Professor Dávila has also published articles and contributions on immigration, the use of force and just war theory, the theology of creation of Paul Tillich, Latina/o Theology, Christianity and U.S. civil society, and the role of the social sciences in Christian ethics. Her academic papers and presentations include discussions of feminist activism in the classroom, Catholic social teaching and the option for the poor, immigration and a sojourner identity, public religion and Christian identity, and race, class, and Christian discipleship in the United States.

Professor Dávila lives in Malden with her family, her husband Rob and four children. She is a member of St. Joseph’s Church, a Roman Catholic parish in Malden.

More Information

About Andover Newton’s Trip to North Carolina

Moral March on Raleigh (Facebook)

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Wednesday 12

Film Screening: “Arranged”

Community

7:00 pm

Location: Kendall-Fuller Lounge, Andover Newton

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

CIRCLE fellows Vera Broekhuysen and Maryam Sharrieff will present the film Arranged, about the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish teacher and a Muslim teacher, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Kendall-Fuller student lounge. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Yuta Silverman, the film’s protagonist, co-writer and executive producer.

http://www.ants.edu/pdf/Arranged_Film_Feb12.pdf

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Friday 14

Last day to drop classes - Spring

Academic

5:00 pm

Drop Forms due in Registrar’s Office. Forms must be postmarked by this date, after which no tuition refunds will be given.

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Saturday 15

NOTE:  2014 Media Center Workshops Rescheduled for April

Community

8:00 am

Register

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Monday 17

Presidents’ Day

Academic

9:00 am

Presidents’ Day observed - Classes in session; Offices and Library closed. Dining Hall on holiday schedule.

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Tuesday 18

Peace Corps Information Session

Admissions Event
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5:00 pm

Register

Location: Peck Conference Room, Worcester Hall

Contact: The Admissions Office, 617-831-2430

Are you a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer interested in seeking to enrich and renew your particular ministry? Or are you thinking about joining the Peace Corps? Join Peace Corps recruiter Katrina Deutsch and Andover Newton Admissions staff for a fireside information session.

More About Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

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Saturday 22

NOTE:  2014 Media Center Workshops Rescheduled for April

Community

8:00 am

Register

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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