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present realityof racial/ethnic diversity in Mennonite congregations; 3) To

experience and model conversation, reflection, and worship across language

and racial divides; 4) To invite Mennonite scholars of diverse backgrounds

and heritage to study the experiences of their people in Mennonite

congregations and agencies; 5) To assistMennonite scholars of diverse

backgrounds to network with each other.

This conference is sponsored by the MennoniteChurch USA Historical

Committee, and Philadelphia (Pa.) Mennonite and Brethren inChrist

Churches.


THE COUNCIL OF CHRISTIAN SCHOLARLY SOCIETIESis a new

organization founded under the auspices of theInstitute for Advanced

Christian Studies. It is an umbrella group for Christianscholarly groups such

as the CFH, which is amember of the CCSS. The purpose of the CCSS is to

facilitate communication and cooperation betweensuch societies especially in

regard to intellectual issues that crossdisciplinary boundaries. Its academic

home is Baylor University's Institute of Faith and Learning.

The next meeting of the CCSS willbe at Pepperdine University on

October 4, 2002, in conjunction with the Pepperdineconference on "Sharing

Stories of Vocation: HowChristian Faith Can Sustain the Life of the Mind,

Enhance our Scholarship, and Invigorate our ClassroomTeaching."

Discussion will focuson whether the CCSS should sponsor a major

conference onChristian scholarship in 2003 or 2004 with an explicit focus on

the ways Christianfaith can provide a basis for interdisciplinary work and

conversation. CCSS can be reached by eMail at IFL@baylor.edu.

For

information on the Pepperdine conference,see www.pepperdine.edu/

centerforfaithandlearning.


CHRISTIANITY AND ECONOMICS: INTEGRATING FAITHAND

LEARNING IN
ECONOMIC SCHOLARSHIP, November 7-9, 2002, Baylor

University.

The Lilly Fellows Program and Baylor University will be hosting

"Christianity and Economics: Integrating Faith and Learningin Economic

Scholarship" on November 7-9,2002. The conference will present keynote

speaker George Marsden andplenary speakers Michael Novak, Rebecca

Blank, Robert H. Nelson, Judith Dean, GlennLoury, and David Gushee.

Topics includeChristian perspectives on: Stewardship; Income Distribution;

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