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

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

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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.

For Further Information, visit http://www.bostontheological.org/judson200.html

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