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The Far West Chapter of theConference on Faith and History, one of

the most active regionalaffiliates of the CFH [ED NOTE:OK, it's the only

regional affiliate of theCFH. So how come there aren't any others?] held

two conferences last year. The firstwas March 30, 2001, on the campus of

Azusa Pacific University and had as itsgeneral theme "The United States at

225: Evaluating the Intersection of Faith & Politics."

The following papers were presented:"Nativism in the EarlyRepublic:

Was Religious Intolerance Consistent with PoliticalDemocracy?" by Bryan

Lamkin (Azusa Pacific University); "Go Tell... in the Cemetery: Evangelistic

Funeral Crusades in 19th Century Spain," by Kent A. Eaton(Bethel College &

Seminary); "19th CenturyDutch Immigration History: My Story," by Ronald

D. Rietveld (California State University Fullerton);"Were Americans Good

Neighbors According to the Levitical Model of Neighborliness',"by Jennifer

Singh (Trinity WesternUniversity); "Crossing the Line: U.S.-Canada Border

Issues," by Thurber D. Proffitt (Trinity Western University); and "1947and

Beyond: The Perspective of a Political Scientist," the keynote address by David

Weeks (Azusa Pacific University).

The second meeting was held October 26,2001, at Vanguard

University of Southern California. The generaltopic was "Different Christian

Traditions, Common Roots:The Flourishing ofChristian Differences in a

Free Country."Five sessions of paperswere presented, co-sponsored by the

Lewis Wilson Institute for Pentecostal Studies at Vanguard. George

Giacumakis (California State University Fullerton) and JohnWilson

(Vanguard University) were co-chairs of the meeting.

(based on flyers provided by the Far West CFH)

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