BEYOND WALLS is a multi-faith writing intensive for clergy and others engaged in Christian and Jewish ministry and outreach. While many writing courses for clergy focus on spiritual inquiry, this course is about craft: encouraging participants to become more expressive, authentic and skilled writers, not just within their congregations, but also online, in op-eds, on blogs, in social media, and more. Participants produce new work daily in small-group seminars led by some of the most prolific and respected spiritual writers today, followed by afternoon solo writing time, group sessions, lectures and meditation. Apply now at www.kenyoninstitute.org; financial aid is available.
Engage with John Bell, liturgical composer of the Iona Community of Scotland, as he presents a series of talks on his experience of opening the Bible. His topics will include: the curse of literacy; retell me the old, old story; missing women; the importance of the imagination; and what shall we tell the children?
June 22-26 on Washington Island, WI.
For more info or to register, click here.
Sponsors are Christian Century magazine and the Wisconsin Council of Churches (www.wichurches.org).
Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities is a day-long national conference that will bring together leaders in science and religion—including Nobel Prize winning physicist William D. Phillips, Texas Tech climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe, National Association of Evangelicals president Leith Anderson, and Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund—to foster dialogue between scientific and religious communities, and to plan a course for future conversation.
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Looking for a chance to explore your vocational calling and expand your ideas of spirituality and community, all while serving the mission of Sojourners? Apply for our internship program! This yearlong internship combines full-time jobs in our nonprofit office with an opportunity to live in an intentional Christian community. The program is one of Christian discipleship, and is open to anyone 21 years or older who is single or married without dependents. For complete information on the program and application, visit sojo.net/about-us/internships. Apply by March 1, 2015!
Sojourners is seeking an experienced and dedicated Director of Advocacy and Communications with an understanding of our work and mission to join our Washington, D.C. office to help plan and manage our issue campaigns, media strategy, advocacy and policy development, and constituency building.
Mercer University invites applications and nominations for the Dean of McAfee School of Theology. This leadership position provides an exceptional opportunity for an experienced academic administrator to guide this independent theology school in its commitment of preparing men and women to serve in Christian ministry globally.
See full information in Search Profile at: http://tinyurl.com/TheologyDean
Application: Submit a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of leadership vision, and five professional references by March 13, 2015, to:Mercer-Theology@myersmcrae.com
Emily Parker Myers of Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting is assisting Mercer with this search.
The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation seeks a deeply contemplative, seasoned, and visionary leader to serve as their next Executive Director. Shalem’s mission is to nurture contemplative living and leadership, and the organization is guided by a 12-person staff, including the Executive Director. Ideal candidates for this position will view their application as a response to discerning a call to this ministry See the position at http://www.transitionguides.com/shalem, and send applications to Shalem@raffa.com including cover letter, resume and salary expectations.