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Magazine reaches out

Date 29 May 1996 16:09:59

"UNITED METHODIST DAILY NEWS" by SUSAN PEEK on Aug. 11, 1991 at 13:58 Eastern,

Note 2982 by UMNS on May 29, 1996 at 15:29 Eastern (2380 characters).

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         Nashville, Tenn. (615) 742-5470              May 29, 1996

Annual 'Orientation'
magazine goes ecumenical

     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) -- The annual magazine that has
provided graduating high school seniors and first-year college
students survival tips in adjusting to college life has gone
     "With Open Hands and Compassionate Hearts," is the theme of
Orientation '96, a joint production of the Board of Higher
Education and Ministry's Campus Ministry Section and the Office of
     Beginning its 18th year of publication, the magazine has been
used primarily by United Methodist-related groups, campus
ministers, chaplains, college deans and other college
administrators. This year's magazine is deliberately attempting to
reach a wider ecumenical audience.      
     Publishers hope the 48-page periodical, with its focus on the
biblical concepts of hospitality, will benefit Presbyterian,
Episcopal, United Church of Christ,  Disciples of Christ members
and others. Normally, the publication reaches more than 30,000
people a year through group and individual orders.
     The current issue emphasizes ways to make the college campus
and the world more open, caring and hospitable.  Beginning with
the lead article "With Open Hands and Compassionate: Christian
Hospitality," to its movie reviews, Orientation '96 explains
acceptance of differences to help students begin their college
      Ideas about studying, avoiding danger, creating budgets,
purchasing computers, listening to music and eating are all
combined to show the students how to incorporate the tenets of
Christian hospitality into everyday life.
     Copies of the magazine may be ordered ($2 each) by contacting
the Campus Ministry Section, United Methodist General Board of
Higher Education and Ministry, P.O. Box 871, Nashville, TN 37202-
0871; telephone (615) 340-7415.
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