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A yearlong Black Sea Event Series, co-hosted by Columbia and Yale, fostering creative exchange among the project’s team and advisory board, scholars at Columbia across divisions, and outside experts, artists, and activists.
An interdisciplinary symposium on Crimea will be held at Cambridge University on April 21, 2017, co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Endowment Fund.
A two-day conference at Columbia in September 2017, generating a special issue of the journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.
A team-taught Global Core course, “Black Sea Cultural Capitals,” under the umbrella of the new Humanities project “Cities of Knowledge: Reading the Global Metropolis.” The course will include seven modules: six focused on a single city (Istanbul, Plovdiv, Belgrade, Constanta, Odessa, and Tbilisi), and one on the Crimean peninsula. The course will use technologies currently employed exclusively for language acquisition through the Mellon-sponsored Columbia-Cornell-Yale shared course initiative, and create an open-access digital library for Black Sea Studies that will support a future multi-media publication.
A summit at Columbia Global Centers | Paris that will present initiative results to partners in the Black Sea region and to representatives of Global Centers with potential stakes in the project (Istanbul, Paris, Amman, Beijing), and open lines for further collaboration and broader adoption of the Black Sea model.
Columbia University Slavic Department: http://blackseanetworks.org/about.html
You are cordially invited to our 2017 National Youth Ministry Conference. Our Theme will be: “Living Icons: Seeing The Image of God In Those Around Us!” With the assistance of the local parishes there, the Conference high-point will certainly be the venerating of the relics of the Blessed St. John Maximovitch at the Cathedral.
But we need your help: if you can, send at least one, but better yet, two high-school students, age 14-17, to this awesome event, it would make the Conference this year one of the best ever. If you are unsure of what the Youth Conference is all about, please contact your YM Representative within your Diocese (Committee members listed below), or visit our Youth Ministry link at our Serbian Orthodox Church Website.
This will be the Twelfth Year of the National Youth Conferences, but the first time that our youth will have the opportunity to venerate relics of a beloved Saint in our country, so we are excited that this will truly be a memorable experience. In the near future, your parish will be receiving additional correspondence providing more details, as well as guidance on how to register.
For more information please contact: http://serborth.org/02232017.html
The Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of the Midwest and Diocese of Western Pennsylvania will co-sponsor the fourth annual Small Parish Forum. The theme of the 2017 Forum is “Becoming a Community of Engagement — On Behalf of All”.
The 2017 New Kensington, PA location is just a two-hour drive from Cleveland, four and a half hours from Detroit, less than four hours from Buffalo, and five hours from Philadelphia. Over half of the OCA’s parishes are within a manageable drive of the site.
Theme: “Closer to Christ, Closer to Each Other”
We are honored to have as our keynote speaker this year His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey. Other speakers will include: Fr. Moses Berry, Fr. Jerome Sanderson, Mother Katherine, Fr. Alexii Altschul
The full schedule and speaker list is still being developed. Check back at: http://mosestheblack.org/past-conferences/2017-conference/
RENEWING THE MALE AND FEMALE DIACONATE IN THE ORTHODOX CHURCH
This conference will examine the theology, history, and purpose of the diaconate, both male and female. It will include four sessions: the present state of the diaconate; ways men and women are engaged in diaconal service today; the current challenges and future possibilities of the diaconate; and the opportunities to engage with both clergy and faithful on rejuvenation of the male and female diaconate for the building up of the body of Christ.
For more information: https://orthodoxdeaconess.org/2017-conference/