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Date 04 May 1996 19:51:39


95427                      College News 
                         by Julian Shipp 
ATLANTA, Ga.--Emory University has received a $490,000 two-year grant from 
the Pew Charitable Trusts to address the problem of religious proselytizing 
in sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet bloc. The project, to be 
directed by Emory professors Abdullah Ahmed An-Na'im, Johan van der Vyver 
and John Witte Jr., will involve scholars from around the world and result 
in a series of publications and an international public conference. The 
project will also convene a large international public conference in 
Atlanta in late 1997 or early 1998 on religious rights and the problem of 
proselytizing, which will involve government and religious leaders from the 
two target regions. 
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.--Westminster College was recently honored with the 1995 
Andrew E. Murray Peacemaking Award from Synod of The Trinity for numerous 
peacemaking endeavors on campus. The award was presented to Chancellor Dr. 
Oscar E. Remick in a worship service at New Wilmington Presbyterian Church. 
Westminster College peacemaking efforts include the Peace Pole, the 
establishment of an honorary doctorate in Peacemaking, the new Peace 
Studies Program and the founding of the Westminster College Peace and 
Conflict Resolution Center. 
SPOKANE, WASH.--Whitworth College will be the site of the 1996 Historian's 
Conference July 31 through Aug. 3, 1996. The conference program will 
include speakers on the history of Presbyterianism in the Pacific Northwest 
and an array of how-to workshops for historians. For more information, 
contact Kerry Norce, Department of History, Whitworth College, 425 Lombard 
St., Philadelphia, PA 19147, or call (215) 627-1852. 

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