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    Seventh Annual Ecumenical Essay Contest for Students

    Students of the Consortium can enter the Essay Contest for a cash prize as well as publication in the Eastern Churches Journal and on the Consortium website.  For complete information on topics, rules, and submissions please click Ecumenical Essay Contest 2014….

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    New Ecumenical Resources added to the Website

    Dr. Mitzi Budde has provided new Ecumenical Research Resources for our website.  New articles are listed here http://washtheocon.org/resources/ecumenical-articles/.  New books are listed here  http://washtheocon.org/resources/ecumenical-books/…

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    Christian and Jewish Seminarian Study & Dialogue Program

    The future of our religious communities depends upon developing clergy who will be able to provide leadership in a religiously plural world.  To advance this goal, the ICJS and the Washington Theological Consortium have partnered to offer a summer study program that brings together Christian seminarians and Jewish rabbinical students to engage in textual study and conversation at an overnight…

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    Engaging in a World of Difference – Study Tour to Istanbul, Turkey June 1-12, 2013

    This crosscultural study tour aims to provide students a first-hand experience of a Muslim-majority country and to expand their awareness of a different culture. Participants will attend lectures by Muslim and non-Muslim scholars. They will visit historic churches, mosques, and  museums in Istanbul and meet leading figures of religious minority groups (viz., Jewish and Christian).

    DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS now FEBRUARY 10,…

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    October 20, 2007

    Friends:This morning was a contemplative experience.I was happy to be at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation inBethesda–an Associate Member of the Consortium–for a retreat morning.Shalem is dedicated to Contemplation–in all its many forms.Since I was feeling a little stressed by all the activities ofthe first 8 weeks of the semester. And since I urged theConsortium Spirituality Group to sponsor…

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    October 15, 2007

    Friends:The busiest time of year is now winding down.I hope to be more faithful to these postings.The Faculties’ Convocation turned out to be a highlight–over100 participated–the most in my 10 years as director. The Artful Worship was very well received. I found it very moving myself–thanks to Patrick Ellis and DeborahSokolove who presided–and all who participated.The workshops were quite varied…

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    September 27, 2007

    During this month of Ramadan, the annual month of fasting for Muslims, I thought I would provide a brief explanation of Ramadan and its meaning in Islam. Saber Alkilany of our Afiiliate Member The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences provided this Power Point Presentation from More On Islam. It gives a lot of information about the interesting spiritual…

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    September 24, 2007

    Today from 2-7 pm, the Faculties Convocation will be held at the Washington Theological Union. Faculty are welcome to arrive late/ leave early during this extended programDirections are here: http://www.wtu.edu/about/Directions.htmSee you soon!…

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    September 21, 2007

    Friends:I have had a busy time recently.Preparations for the meeting of the Council of Academic Deansand for the Consortium Faculties’ Convocation–both next Monday–have kept me on the move. The Convocation theme–The Arts andReligious Experience–has stimulated great interest.Of course there are thousands of last minute detailsbut I am looking forward to a fine day.Peace,John…

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    September 13, 2007

    Dr. John Yieh of VTS gave a marvelous homily at the New Student Orientation last Monday.Read it here….

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