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News from the Hill February 01, 2012 | back to index

200th Anniversary of Adoniram Judson’s Sailing and Foreign Missions


Beginning this Sunday and running through February 20th, Baptists, UCC’ers, and many other church groups will be celebrating 200th anniversary of Andover Newton’s distinguished alum Adoniram Judson mission to Burma/Myanmar and the founding of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mission. A series of events will take place on the North Shore (where Judson was born and from where he sailed to India/Burma in 1812) Cambridge, and Newton Centre. Distinguished scholars, historians, denominational and local church leaders, as well as scores of the Burmese/Myanmar Baptists who live in New England will participate.

Two of the events will involve ANTS directly: on Wednesday February 8th from 2:30 – 8:30 PM the campus will welcome the celebration participants for an extended reflection and dialogue on “Perspectives on Mission in a Multi-faith World.” Andover Newton faculty and students will participate, including Dr. MT Davila, Dr. Mark Heim and Dr. Nimi Wariboko. The evening program will feature a reception and lecture by Mark Heim. At that event President Carter will announce and present The Judson Medal.

Then on Saturday February 18th there will be a day-long “Mission Heritage Tour” that will travel to Salem, Malden, Andover and Newton Centre. When the tour arrives on the ANTS campus, our Co-Librarian and Archivist, Ms. Diana Yount will lead the visitors through a discovery of some of the artifacts relating to Judson, “The Brethren,” and the mission heritage that are part of the Andover Newton collection.

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