Spring 2001

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The whole world becomes our neighbor

The new millennium brings startling juxtapositions and unfamiliar insights into daily life.
Issue: Spring 2001
Department: Focal point
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Unbalanced, oops

Waylan Owens and Jean Lawrence take In Trust to task on issues large and small.
Issue: Spring 2001
Department: Soundings
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Where in the world do they come from?

Globalization may be a new concept for many seminaries, but others saw the future early on and took steps to incorporate an international perspective in their curriculum and community. Wartburg Theological Seminary in Iowa was one such school, and the effects of their efforts have extended well beyond the campus boundaries. What might the payoff be if your school opened its doors even wider?
Issue: Spring 2001
Department: Balance sheet
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A message out of Africa

A friar from Zimbabwe brings a different student dynamic to Episcopal Divinity School, sharing a Zimbabwean view of spiritual healing with those more familiar with mental illness than demonic possession.
Issue: Spring 2001
Topic(s): Diverse communities
Department: Field notes
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Standing together on uncommon ground

The marvelous. The inexplicable. The incredible. The extraordinary. Uncommon experiences that leave a life forever changed are not the exclusive preserve of any one religion. In a world that all too often focuses on differences, it may help to look at how events beyond our ken appear to be common ground.
Issue: Spring 2001
Department: Visions
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Vocation: called to lead, called to head

Leadership in the theological school setting involves not only orchestrating the institution’s varied constituencies, but a corresponding responsibility on the part of the constituencies, according to ATS executive director Daniel Aleshire. In a speech to new presidents last January in New Orleans, he discussed the vocation of leadership in a theological school. This excerpt from his speech can help trustees understand and support a president’s calling.
Issue: Spring 2001
Topic(s): Presidential leadership
Department: Tool box
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What should we learn from a sorry past?

Mistakes are inevitable. What is truly sad, however, is when no one learns from the mistake. With all the turmoil and soul-searching resulting from the situation in Canada’s residential schools, Jay points out valuable lessons that may be learned and applied to educating future church leaders.
Issue: Spring 2001
Department: Perspective
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Globalization for the greater good
A review of Christianity, A Global History

Title: Christianity, A Global History
Author: David Chidester
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
Issue: Spring 2001
Department: Books
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The disunited states
A review of Democracy in Europe

Title: Democracy in Europe
Author: Larry Siedentop
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Issue: Spring 2001
Department: Books
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Cultural conflict
A review of Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America

Title: Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America
Author: Stephen G. Bloom
Publisher: Harcourt Brace
Issue: Spring 2001
Department: Books
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Political Islam
A review of The Challenge of Fundamentalism

Title: The Challenge of Fundamentalism
Author: Bassam Tibi
Publisher: University of California Press
Issue: Spring 2001
Department: Books
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Pursuit of unity
A review of The New Catholicity: Theology between the Global and the Local

Title: The New Catholicity: Theology between the Global and the Local
Author: Robert J. Schreiter
Publisher: Orbis
Issue: Spring 2001
Department: Books
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Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the Age of Globalization

Title: Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the Age of Globalization
Author: Hilary French
Publisher: Norton
Issue: Spring 2001
Department: Books
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