All submissions for the Collegium must be sent to the Office of Community Life & Lifelong Learning (vp@bu.edu) 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.
Lowell Lecture "Human Rights: Dissenting Action & Civil Discourse" 
Bishop Mel Talbert
Bishop Mel Talbert
Thursday, January 24, 2013 
5:30pm Reception, Hartman Rm. B-23
Lecture following in B-19

This is the second lecture in a three part public lecture and panel series "Raising Commitment, Restoring Hope: the Civil Discourse of America."

For more information contact Jaclyn Jones, STH Alumni Relations Officer at 617-353-8972 or jkjones@bu.edu.

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UM Mock Ordination Interviews 

 

For several years, the Contextual Education office has offered a mock interview process for UM candidates preparing to go before their Boards of Ordained Ministry. This month, we will be offering this process for candidates preparing for their provisional membership interviews. A group of clergy will read your Autobiographical Statement and Theological Statement, interview you about them, and then give you feedback.  

 

If you would like to participate on Wednesday morning, January 30 or anytime Thursday, January 31, email a copy of your Autobiographical Statement and Theological Statement to Lisa Case lcase@bu.edu  at the Office of Contextual Education by Friday, January 18th, 2013. If you have any preference regarding days and times, please let her know.

 

To help defray some of the expenses of this program there will be a $15 fee for the mock interview. Please send your payment for this fee (checks payable to BU School of Theology) to Lisa Case by January 18th. We strongly encourage you to plan on not only being interviewed but also on observing at least one other candidate's interview. It is valuable to see how different interviews can be, and a candidate can often learn more when she/he is not the one being interviewed. If you have questions contact Lisa 617-353-3038 or Wanda Stahl 617-353-9699; wstahl@bu.edu.


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Lunch for Persons Interested in Deacon's Orders in the UMC Deacon's Order Logo

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Faculty Dining Room, GSU 

 

On Thursday, January 31, lunch will be held for persons interested in the Order of Deacon in the United Methodist Church from 12:00 to 1:30 in the Faculty Dining Room. This will be an opportunity for potential Deacon candidates to meet with our new Deacon Liaison, Erika Stalcup. The Deacon Liaison role is supported by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and provides an additional resource person for Deacon candidates in UM seminaries. We will have time to connect with one another and discuss ways in which Erika can be helpful and supportive for potential Deacons at BU School of Theology.

 

Please RSVP to Lisa Case (lcase@bu.edu; 617-353-3038) in the Contextual Education office by Friday, January 25 if you would like to attend. If you have questions, please contact Wanda Stahl (wstahl@bu.edu; 617-353-9699).

   

Veteran Mentoring Program 

Dear student veteran,

 
American Corporate Partners  (ACP) is a nonprofit organization offering free, yearlong corporate mentorships to post 9/11 service members.  ACP pairs veterans with a seasoned professional at 40 top companies (such as Accenture, Boeing, IBM, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo) to help with their career development.  These mentorships can help veterans translate their military experience to civilian terms and offer an array of opportunities for networking.  To hear what ACP's Veteran Protégés are saying about the Mentoring Program, please watch "With ACP I found.. " on ACP's Mission & History. 

 

There are currently limited openings for new Protégés available.  To apply, please visit www.acp-usa.org for theProtege Application .


Feel free to contact ACP Staff at info@acp-usa.org with any questions about the program.

 

Click here for more information  

 


10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches 

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Preparations for the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, to be held in Busan, Korea, Oct. 30-Nov. 8, 2013, are well underway. The theme will be "God of Life, lead us to justice and peace." Below are several opportunities for young adults (ages 18-30) to engage in the life of the Assembly.

 

Young Communication Professionals

Deadline: January 31, 2013!
 
The Council is seeking young communications professionals to join the 10th Assembly communications team. For more information see  http://wcc2013.info/en/programme/youth/young-communication-professionals/view.

Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI)

Deadline: January 31, 2013!

 
The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) aims to bring 150 advanced theology students from all regions of the world and all Christian denominational traditions to the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly for a two-week intensive theological program. The curriculum will focus on "the future of ecumenism and the transformation of World Christianity in the 21st century." The Institute will provide opportunities for ecumenical leadership formation, intense theological learning, and mutual dialogue as well as inter-generational dialogue with leaders in the ecumenical and evangelical movement. In North America, funding has been secured for 25 students to attend the conference in Busan as GETI participants. Students will be selected by way of their affiliation with regional courses to be offered in Fall term of academic year 2013-2014. In Boston the course will be offered through Boston University School of Theology, a course open to all BTI students facilitated by BTI director, Rodney Petersen. The deadline for applying to go to Busan, Korea for the WCC Assembly (October 30 - November 8) is February 23, 2013. Note: registering for the course at BUSTH is a prerequisite for going to Korea. Not all registering for the course will be able to go because of WCC restrictions on numbers. However, through digital media we will do our best to bring Busan to Boston! Please note that this course is open to PhD as well as to Masters students throughout the BTI. For more general information on GETI, see www.globethics.net/geti. Additional information will be posted about participation through the BTI and BUSTH later in the month of January.

 
Application for the Stewards Program 

Deadline: February 7, 2013

 

The Stewards Program brings together a dynamic and diverse group of young people from all over the world from 23rd October to 10th November, 2013 (inclusive of travel dates). At the 10th Assembly, the stewards program will host 150 young people from different backgrounds, churches and regions. As a community of young people from different churches, countries and cultures, stewards bring their faith, backgrounds and visions to an ecumenical experience of togetherness and friendship. Being a steward will be a challenge, will foster involvement and participation, and may indeed change your life. The stewards program will be composed of three phases; an online and on-site ecumenical formation; participation at the pre-Assembly youth event and work at the Assembly. See:  http://www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1634/apply-now-assembly-stewa.html 

 

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Growing in Love and Wisdom: Adapting Buddhist Meditation for Christian Prayer  Susan Stabile

Monday February 4, 2013 at  

5:30pm ~  

Boston College, STM Chapel and Room 100

 

Susan Stabile, author of Growing in Love and Wisdom: Tibetan Buddhist Sources for Christian Meditation, will explore common values and understandings that underlie Christianity and Buddhism. Stabile is a former Tibetan Buddhist nun and is currently a professor of law at the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis) School of Law. Evening includes a guided meditation; book available for purchasing and signing.

 

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In This Issue
Lowell Lecture "Human Rights: Dissenting Action & Civil Discourse"
UM Mock Ordination Interviews
Lunch for Persons Interested in Deacon's Orders
Veteran Mentoring Program
10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches
Growing in Love and Wisdom:...Adapting Buddhist Meditation for Christian Prayer
STH Calendar
Quick Links
STH Weekly Worship
Office of Spiritual Life
Student Loans & Scholarships
Buddhist-Christian Retreat/Workshop
STH Calendar
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STH Weekly Worship

Wednesdays 

11:10 - 12:00 pm

Marsh Chapel   

 

January 16 

"Baptism of Christ"

with Communion 

Dr. Christopher Evans 

 

January 23 

Bishop Melvin Talbert

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Office of Spiritual Life

Daily Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 8:20 am

Muelder Chapel 343

  

Start your new semester off by giving thanks in a caring community at Morning Prayer.  We resume on Wednesday, January 16th, led by Rev. Robin Olson.  You'll have opportunity to name your intentions for the new semester, and a light breakfast will be served.  Come for the first time, or come for the fiftieth time.  All most welcome.  

 

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 Eucharist Service

Tuesday  

11:30 - 12:30 pm

Led by BU Episcopal and Lutheran Ministries

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Student Loans & Scholarships
Student Loans

News from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
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Buddhist-Christian Retreat/Workshop

Saturday, February 9  

9:30 am - 5:00pm

Boston College  

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Presenters: Paul F. Knitter and John Makransky


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"Meditation, Interfaith Learning, and Social Service: Deep Learning Across Religious Boundaries"

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BTI Workshop in Lahore, Pakistan 
late May & early June 2013

Lahore-Pakistan

Provision (transportation, room/board and registration) has been made for approximately 10 persons to join the BTI in a three-day conference, May 31 - June 2 (and 2 week course) in Lahore, Pakistan, together with an equal number of students and faculty from Pakistan. Those who deliver a paper in the conference will receive full funding. Others are welcome and will receive complimentary room/board, internal transportation (in Pakistan) and registration.

We will explore the following:
* Is religious law still significant in the present-day globalized world?
* Should legal systems adhering to faith-based ideologies be secularized in order to ensure global harmony?
* Can a faith-based legal system (be it Christian, Muslim, or Jewish, etc.) be more efficient in providing justice and maintaining law and order?
* Can and how should faith-based legal systems and secular legal systems co-exist?

Those intending to join us are encouraged to take BU STH TS800 ("International Conflict and the Ministry of Reconciliation") in the spring term (2013) or be in contact with the BTI about possible alternative preparation. A detailed schedule of the conference/course is available subject to continued updating into the spring of 2013.  

See the BTI website for details:

  

www.bostontheological.org.

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