No classes; Offices closed. Library open at 5 p.m.
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The Muslim American Community Today
Monday, March 3, 7:30 p.m. | Reception at 6:45 p.m.
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College
Celene Ayat Lizzio
Lt. Col. Shareda Hosein
U.S. Special Operations Command, Army Reserves
Dr. Joseph Lumbard
Assistant Professor of Classical Islam, Brandeis University
To mark the recent appointment of Islamic Studies scholar and educator, Celene Ayat Lizzio, the Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education, a joint initiative of Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School, will convene a roundtable discussion with leading Muslim scholars and community leaders on the life of the contemporary American Muslim community in the United States. Themes to be explored include transnationalism, acculturation and assimilation, and interreligious and cross-cultural engagement.
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8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton St., Weston, MA
The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ announces a three-part series of events for middler or senior seminarians, to provide valuable information for navigating the UCC’s Search and Call process. No matter where a seminarian is currently in Discernment or where he or she will be circulating a Profile, these sessions will be of help.
- Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: “Preparing for the Search Process” focuses on writing a Ministerial Profile to get an interview and navigating the UCC Search and Call Network.
- Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.: “Engaging the Search” looks at negotiations and compensation, interviewing, pension, and discerning a match.
- Saturday, March 15, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: “Getting a Good Start” will help attendees prepare for the first years and the first call.
All events will be held at the Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton St., in Weston, Mass., and are endorsed by the Clergy Leadership Development Council. The cost is $25 per event, which includes breakfast at each sessions, lunch at the January meeting, and materials.
Location: Wilson Chapel
Film Screening: Thy Will Be Done (March 20)
Join BGLANTS and the Student Association on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in Wilson Chapel for a special screening of Thy Will Be Done, directed by Alice Bouvrie and featuring Jean Southard and Sara Herwig.
The documentary follows male-to-female transsexual Sara Herwig in her journey to ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Church’s conservative groups do not recognize Sara as female and challenge her fitness and eligibility to be a pastor. In addition, it is crucial to Sara’s success that she has support from friends and family.
The documentary explores the way in which alternative lifestyles and permanent choices of identity have the power to tear a family completely to pieces, only to bind it back together again, more closely but differently, than it has ever been before.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Bouvrie, Herwig, and Southard.Read More »
Date: March 21
Registration Fee: $75
Registration Deadline March 11
In this five hour workshop participants will learn how to develop vital leadership skills by cultivating three vibrant innate gifts: stillness, awareness, and playfulness. The workshop will be based on the principles and practices presented in Fulfilled: Living and Leading with Unusual Wisdom, Peace, and Joy by Kirk Byron Jones (Abingdon Press, September, 2013)Read More »
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Student Lounge, Sturtevant Hall
A representative from WomenSpirit (vestments for women) and AbidingSpirit (vestments for men) will be on campus at Andover Newton on Monday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 1, for fittings and order placement.
Come by the student lounge in Sturtevant Hall from 2-7 p.m. Monday or 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to check out the selection of albs, robes, stoles, and clergy shirts.
A seminary discount of 15 percent is offered through April 30.Read More »