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
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.
information on the Pepperdine conference,see www.pepperdine.edu/
CHRISTIANITY AND ECONOMICS: INTEGRATING FAITHAND
LEARNING INECONOMIC SCHOLARSHIP, November 7-9, 2002, Baylor
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;