November 2, 2012

In This Issue
Election 2012
STH Calendar
UMC Visitation
Office of Spiritual Life
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Global Engagement Brown Bag Lunch
Workshop: "Economic-Based Financial Planning for Seminarians, Clergy and Laypersons"
Film Screening: "The People and the Olive"
Student Debt Relief: Federal Loan Repayment Programs
Ephesus Course TN-833
"Greek Gods and the Archaic Aesthetics of Life
Christian and Jews in Dialogue
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Election 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
7am - 8pm 


STH! Elections are upon us. If you are a registe


red absentee voter, you need to  mail your ballot in ASAP. Ballots in most states must be received by November 6th. If you are a registered Massachusetts voter, report to your polling place on November 6th from 7am-8pm. Boston University operates polls at 111 Cummington St, Rm 114.  


You can find your polling place here: 


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STH Calendar

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Quick Links
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Susquehanna Conference of the UM Church


Tuesday, November 6

10:30 - 11:30 am

STH Room 111B


Come and meet Rev. Dr. Charles W. Salisbury and Robert Kazinski to learn about the ministries and focus of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.


If you are interested in attending or have any questions please contact Lisa Case .


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STH Weekly Worship


11:10 - 12:00 pm

Marsh Chapel 


November 7

Mary Little


November 14

UCC Student Group
Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor, Senior Minister and CEO, Old South Church in Boston, UCC

November 21

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Office of Spiritual Life

Daily Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 8:20 am

Muelder Chapel 343







Desi Sharp



 Kathleen Decker-Szakas     



Dr. Karen Westerfield Tucker


For more information contact:  

Miracle Ryder 

Allison Bovell 


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Bible Study



Muelder Chapel 343


"The Gift of Prayer "


Contact Hannah Rogers:

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 Lectio Divina  


9:00-9:30 am

Muelder Chapel 343 


sponsored by BU Navigators


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1:00-1:55 pm  

group prayer,  

2:00-2:30 pm  

prayers for individual intentions

Muelder Chapel 343 


Rev. Victoria Gaskell, Facilitator


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 Eucharist Service


12:45 pm   

Muelder Chapel 343 

Led by BU Episcopal and Lutheran Ministries


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All submissions for the Collegium must be sent to the Office of Community Life & Lifelong Learning ( by noon on Wednesdays in order to appear in the next edition. Please include the title of your event, the date, the time, and the location as well as a brief description of your event.


  Hodgell art Global Engagement Brown Bag Lunch

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


STH Rm. 311  



Art, religion, and politics have been seen by many Christian traditions through history as incompatible but motive magazine artists Peg Rigg, Robert Hodgell, and Jim Crane combined all three in a unique and powerful way.  


Two examples--a Crane cartoon from 1960 and a Hodgell print from 1968, both addressing income inequality--can be seen on the Center's website:  


On Tuesday, Ada Focer, the CGCM Research Director, will report on her trip to Florida last week to interview Crane, the motive  cartoonist, and view the works in the recent Eckerd College exhibit, "Hodgell in an Election Year." Using images, we will open a conversation about using art to communicate a political and theological message. Bring your lunch.  


Beverages and dessert will be provided.  


Please RSVP to Liz Parsons at


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L. Kotlikoff Workshop: "Economic-Based Financial Planning for Seminarians, Clergy and Laypersons"
Wednesday, November 7, 2012   


STH 325    


You are cordially invited to a special workshop on Wednesday, November 7. This workshop will spotlight the outstanding and eye-opening research of a Boston University faculty member to the BU community and the general public.  


Dr. Laurence J. Kotlifoff, a William Fairfield Professor of Economics at Boston University and a leading expert on personal finance, will discuss how students and clergy can help themselves and their parishioners achieve higher and safer living standards with neither "help" from Wall Street nor heavenly miracles.  We hope you will attend what promises to be a terrific workshop and that you will encourage others to take part in this extraordinary event.  


Refreshments will be served prior to a workshop


Please RSVP to Valentina Pride at: 

Sponsored by the Office of Community Life and Lifelong Learning.


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The Second AnE. Brusconual Peter Berger Lecture in the Comparative Study of Religion

Thursday, November 8, 2012


STH Rm. B-19   



"Barred from the Pulpit, Absent from the Stage, and Missing in the Analysis:  Why We Must Keep Women in the Foreground in Understanding Global Pentecostalism"


Elizabeth Brusco

Pacific Lutheran University


Sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Christianity, the School of Theology, and the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, in association with the Departments of Anthropology and Sociology  


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Israel Film Screening: "The People and the Olive"

Monday, November 12, 2012


STH Hartman Rm. B-23   



Since the year 2001, Israeli barrier construction, forces, and settlers have uprooted, burnt and destroyed more than 548,000 Palestinian olive trees that belong to Palestinian farmers and land owners. Most of these trees were hundreds or possibly even thousands of years old. An ancient symbol of peace, olive trees have now become the focus of peacebuilding efforts in Palestine-Israel, as part of a replanting and peacebuilding campaign involving many churches, organizations, and nations.

Join THecology, the Religion and Conflict Transformation program, and CAUSE Justice on Monday, November 12th, for a screening of a new film, "The People and the Olive," which documents the brave and inspiring efforts of a group of Jewish and non-Jewish runners helping replant olive trees, and in the process, hope. All are welcome!

5:15 pm: Light Dinner
5:45 pm: Film
7:00 pm: Discussion   


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gbhem logo Student Debt Relief: Federal Loan Repayment Programs
Wednesday, November 14   
12:45pm - 2pm   
BU School of Law, Tower Room 1270

Student Debt Relief: Federal Loan Repayment Programs

A presentation at the BU School of Law OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS.  Read more... 


Pizza will be served!   

RSVP to Robyn Kinch at 


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Ephesus, Turkey Ephesus Course TN-833

TN 833, Archaeology and Christian Origins in Ancient Ephesus. Professor James Walters.  

Spring 2013.  


Course Description: Analysis of the social and civic context of ancient religions in Ephesus especially through examination of-and reflection upon-the  city's extant material culture which the class will observe during a 10 day visit to ancient Ephesus and other archaeological sites in the region. The cost of the trip is estimated to be $2,200. This includes airfare, lodging, ground transportation, entrance fees, specialists and most meals.  


Springboard funding is available for STH students that will offset the cost by approximately $800 (leaving a balance of $1400).  


For more information and a course syllabus, please email the TA, Christopher Stroup, at When you email Chris please indicate your degree program and your year (eg. M.Div., 3rd Year). You must receive permission from Dr. Walters to register for this course.


James C. Walters, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of New Testament and  

Christian Origins
Boston University School of Theology
745 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

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Greek Muse "Greek Gods and the Archaic Aesthetics of Life"
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Barristers Hall, 1st Floor 

BU School of Law 


Stephen Halliwell, Professor of Greek, School of Classics, University of St. Andrews

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Presented by BU Institute for Philosophy & Religion  

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Cross and Star Christian and Jews in Dialogue: "Common Roots, Different Gardens"
November 9-11, 2012

Plymouth Congregational Church

4 Post Office Square

Plymouth, NH 03264


A series of lectures by professor and author Amy-Jill Levin 


Presented by Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ with the New Hampshire Bible Society and  the New Hampshire Conference United Church of Christ. Ream more...  
Registration Form  


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