Events at Member & Partner Organizations
Dear Friends of CCSC,
The following is our attempt to meet a need that has surfaced among Consortium members and partners for clearer and better news about what is happening at our Member Study Centers, our Partner Organizations, and the Consortium itself. Our present “CCSC Resources” email, which is sent out monthly during term in the first week of the month, fills one need for brief notes about articles, books and movies that are worthy of discussion, but we intend a new email called “CCSC News & Events” to also appear once a month, during the third week of the month, to highlight several other things. The events below are those from which we will pull to include in the email.
First, we want to focus on events at our member or partner institutions that will occur during the next month, or registrations for events occurring perhaps several months away, but needing some advance notice. We can’t of course include everything that is happening during any given month (you are doing way too much for that!), but we do hope to focus on special items of interest that you, as a Study Center Program Director or a Partner Organization liaison, would want to know about. Please send us items from your organization you think we should include, though we can’t promise to include everything since we don’t want this email to be too long. Our “Events at Member & Partner Organizations” page on our website is intended to be the comprehensive place for such items, and there will always be a link to this page at the end of this email so you can dig a little deeper, if you would like.
Second, we want to tell you about news items from our members or partners that we think will be of interest to you. For instance, one item might be a Partner Organization announcing that they are seeking applicants for teaching posts at the college, information we believe to be vitally important for those Study Centers working with grad students who are seeking employment. This kind of entry helps the Partner Organization disseminate information about their programs and needs, while also helping the Study Center find out information that will help it in its tasks.
Thirdly, we want to let you know what we are planning and implementing from the Consortium offices, too. We have some exciting announcements, and in the email we will be following up those announcements with updates throughout the year.
Please let us know what you think of this email; we hope it will serve you well.
November Events at Member & Partner Organizations:
MacLaurinCSF, St. Paul:
“Mastering the Maelstrom: The First Integrated Treatment Program Addressing HIV, Tuberculosis, and Heroin Addiction in Africa” with R. Douglas Bruce
Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health
Monday, December 2, 2013
At this lecture, Dr. R. Douglas Bruce will discuss his role in developing the first clinics on the continent that offer integrated treatment of HIV, tuberculosis, and drug addiction. More info.
Chesterton House, Ithaca
”The Justice Paradox: Why Legal Codes Always Fail” with David Skeel
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Monday, December 9, 2013 at 7:30
Christians do not believe that we should take no interest in justice. Quite to the contrary, the Christian teaching that each of us is made in the image of God inspired William Wilberforce’s campaign to end England’s slave trade and served as the foundation for the modern movement for international human rights. But Christianity explains why the belief that we can be saved by the right legal system is both persistent and deeply mistaken. More info.
“Can Capitalism and Christianity Coexist?”
Dr. James Hartley
Professor of Economics, Mt. Holyoke College
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
What does Christian theology have to say about the economy? What guidance does Christianity give for the proper role of government in a society? Is the best economy from an efficiency standpoint similar or antithetical to the most morally correct economy? More info.
The Trinity Forum, McLean
Pasadena Reading Group With Special Guest Dana Gioua
Please join us to celebrate the Christmas season in Pasadena with an afternoon of wine, cheese, charcuterie and poetry with Dana Gioia at the Cheese Store of Pasadena! Dana will read a selection of his past and recent poems and reflect on key themes and the overall relevance of poetry. More info.
Click on the link to go to the events and programs pages for these Member & Partner Organizations:
Center for Christian Study, Charlottesville
Mere Christianity Forum, Greenville
Richmond Center for Christian Study, Richmond
Rivendell Institute, New Haven