From the Worldwide Faith News archives www.wfn.org
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.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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