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REVIEWS AND RESOURCES
27 Jun 1996 12:18:28
TITLE:REVIEWS AND RESOURCES
June 26, 1996
Episcopal News Service
James Solheim, Director
PBS TO AIR SERIES OF RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS IN COMING MONTHS
(ENS) The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) recently announced
plans to air a series of programs intended to challenge viewers
to "consider the most fundamental questions of human existence." Beginning in
July, 1996, and continuing through the year, PBS will air
programs that look at spiritual questions and belief systems in five separate
series: SEARCHING FOR GOD IN AMERICA; GENESIS: A
LIVING CONVERSATION; ADVENTURES FROM THE BOOK OF VIRTUES; WITH GOD ON OUR
SIDE; AND THE WISDOM OF
FAITH WITH HUSTON SMITH: A BILL MOYERS SPECIAL. "For more than a
quarter-century, Americans of every creed and
conviction have trusted PBS to create opportunities for self-discovery,
exploration and serious reflection," said PBS President and CEO
Ervin S. Duggan. "Our commitment to that purpose is alive and well . . . ."
SIXTH ANNUAL SINGLES' CONFERENCE AT KANUGA
(ENS) Harold Ivan Smith, Ph.D., author of the 1996 book DEEPENING
THE PATH: SPIRITUALITY FOR SINGLE
ADULTS, will be the keynoter for the 1996 Solo Flight conference at Kanuga
Conference Center, August 30-September 2. The theme for
the sixth annual conference is "The Other Ark: single and listening for God's
voice." Talks by Solo Flight staff, workshops on healthy adult
dating and other topics relevant to single life, and sessions on single adult
ministry are scheduled. For further information, write Solo Flight
Conferences, Box 610, Lexington, KY 40586.
GRANT PROPOSALS WANTED FOR CMPC
(ENS) The Church Missions Publishing Company (CMPC), a Connecticut
group that provides educational materials to further the
cause of foreign mission in the Anglican Communion, recently called for grant
proposals that fulfill the group's mission-oriented criteria.
Among last year's grants recipients were Episcopal Appalachian Ministries, St.
Nikolai Kuznetsky Publishing House in Moscow, The
Society for the Increase of Ministry, the Anglican Theological Review (to
publish the papers from the Afro-Anglican Conference), the
Sisters of St. Mary in Zanzibar for the publishing of prayerbooks, and the
Mothers Union in Tanzania for printing brochures in Kiswahili.
Proposals should be submitted to Bishop Clarence Coleridge, president of the
board of managers, Church Missions Publishing Company,
1335 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105-2295, USA. Deadlines are November 15 for
fall grants and April 15 for spring grants. For more
information about CMPC or for proposal criteria write the Rev. Robert G.
Carroon, at the above address or call (860) 233-4481.
CWS ANNOUNCES ANTI-LANDMINE RESOURCE
(ENS) The Church World Service (CWS) office on global education
recently announced the availability of LANDMINES:
FALLOUT OF WAR, a four-page study/action guide on the destructive consequences
of landmines and the response of North American
churches and their worldwide partners to this problem. "Every twenty minutes,
someone, somewhere in the world is killed or maimed by an
antipersonnel landmine," the resource declares. "Landmines honor no peace
agreement or ceasefire. Once `sown' they remain active for
days months or years." Quoting the International Committee of the Red Cross,
the resource states that "Mines are the greatest violators of
international humanitarian law. They practice blind terrorism." The resources
are $.30 each or four for $1.00. To order, request order # ED
9659, CWS, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515.
The April 19, 1996 Episcopal News Service Reviews and Resources
section carried a notice about the educational guide BEING
CHRISTIAN IN THE AGE OF AIDS. The notice reported that complimentary copies of
the booklet were available. This is no longer true.
The cost is $3 per book plus a one-time $5 shipping/handling charge.
PHOTOS AVAILABLE IN THIS ISSUE OF ENS ARE:
1. National Council of Churches probes rash of church fires (96-1496)
2. Rash of fires destroys black churches (96-1496)
3. Episcopal Church joins in Stand for Children event (96-1497)
4. Stand for Children event draws thousands to Washington D.C. (96-1497)
5. Stand for Children event draws youth from around the nation (96-1497)*
6. Edelman rallies supporters for children (96-1497)*
7. National Cathedral hosts service on eve of Stand for Children event
8. Washington event offers a day to focus on children (96-1497)
9. Young and old marchers joined in Stand for Children event (96-1497)
10. Executive Council gets taste of small church life (96-1499)*
11. Executive Council hears presentation on Episcopal-Lutheran Concordat
12. Meeting in West Virginia focuses on small churches (96-1499)*
13. New Archbishop of Cape Town elected as Tutu retires (96-1500)*
14. Tennessee conference supports Episcopal mission (96-1503)
15. Trinity Church, New York, marks 300th with colonial celebration (96-1504)
16. Oasis ministry to homosexuals marks anniversary (96-1505)*
17. Archbishop of Canterbury visits Diocese of Chicago (96-1508)
18. Archbishop of Canterbury preaches during Chicago visit (96-1508)
19. Archbishop of Canterbury helps mark Los Angeles centennial (95-1509)*
20. Los Angeles diocese's history in cardboard (96-1509)
21. Sharing 100 years of history (96-1509)*
22. Los Angeles ministry offers employment, service (96-1509)
23. Chance encounter in Kentucky deli finds home for refugees (96-1410)
24. Dancers bring oriental touch to LA celebration (96-1509)
25. Moyer's PBS series probes ancient stories of Genesis (96-1512)
* This photograph is available in color. If you are interested in purchasing a
copy for $25, please call Jack Donovan, ENS communications
assistant, (212) 922-5384.
THE TENTATIVE DATE FOR THE NEXT ISSUE OF ENS IS JULY 18TH.
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