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Books
Click here to go to the complete list of this month's books. The following are a few of the titles of particular interest.

Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness
Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages
Peter Kwasniewski

The Priest Who Put Europe Back Together
The Life of Rev. Fabian Flynn, CP
Sean Brennan

Welcoming the Stranger
Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate
Matthew Soerens, Jenny Yang, and Leith Anderson

Chance or the Dance? (2nd Edition)
A Critique of Modern Secularism
Thomas Howard

 

. . . plus homilies for preachers, secrets of spiritual maturity, searching for the image of God in a digital age, and more.  Explore...

Datebook Plus listings are for informational purposes. Efforts are made to ensure the appropriateness and relevancy of each listing. However, being listed does not imply that this Office or the Society of the Divine Word endorses the event, speaker, agenda, topic, sponsor, publisher, or author.

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Amazing Parish Online
Features video modules on the most popular Amazing Parish conference content, featuring Patrick Lencioni and focusing on teamwork. AP Online is designed to walk parish leaders and teams through videos and exercises, giving them the tools they need to build an amazing parish. Each module takes 45-60 minutes and is accompanied by a study guide. AP Online is made available to you free of charge thanks to the generosity of our donors who believe your parish can and should be amazing.
https://amazingparish.org/aponline/

 

Ave Maria Press: Professional Development Webinar Series
Join Ave Maria Press online for a series of free, professional development webinars for parish ministers. Enjoy access to free presentations by experts in every area of parish ministry from the comfort of your home or office. Log in to the live webinars to participate in our question-and-answer sessions or watch the free recordings at your convenience.
https://www.avemariapress.com/webinars/parish

 

Boston College: STM Online: Crossroads
Offers non-credit online courses and workshops for for adult spiritual enrichment and faith formation. With a focus on shared reflection in an online learning community. Courses run four to six weeks with a fee of $85; workshops run for two-weeks for $40.
www.bc.edu/schools/stm/crossroads/

 

Center for Ministry Development
The Center for Ministry Development (CMD) works to provide dynamic resources for comprehensive youth ministry and is committed to helping parishes, dioceses, and campuses implement the vision for ministry with young adults as articulated by the U.S. Catholic Bishops in Sons and Daughters of the Light--A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults. The webinars are leader/ministry/staff focused and are priced at $25 per participant with group discounts available.
www.cmdnet.org/cmd-store/category/24-webinars

 

CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.)
CLINIC regularly offers webinars on a variety of immigration law, advocacy, and program management issues. Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes and covers a specific topic. CLINIC schedules at least one webinar per month on discrete immigration law issues. Participants receive a certificate of attendance and a copy of the presentation. Fees vary from no-charge to $25.
https://cliniclegal.org/webinars

 

Coursera
Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate. Highlights: Online and open to everyone; Learn a new skill in 4-6 weeks; Priced at about $29-$99.
https://www.coursera.org

 

Johnson Institute / Senior Adult Ministry
Offers self-study courses covering four separate categories which provide enrichment, training, and inspirational curriculums. Course fees average $250. The site also provides additional resources and professional certification.
www.senioradultministry.com

 

Religious Formation Conference (RFC)
Offers periodic webinars to RFC members--the Chicago Province is a member--free of charge. Check the website and if you (as an SVD) are interested in a particular webinar, contact this office educsvd@uscsvd.org for registration instructions.
https://www.relforcon.org/programs/webinars

 

Religious Law and Consultation
Offers previous, recorded webcasts concerning religious law. Webcasts are available on-demand for $65 or as a CD-rom for $75.
http://www.ahereford.org/recordings

 

Spirituality & Practice
Offers a variety of online e-courses focusing on spirituality and its practice. Numerous religious traditions are represented: the Dalai Lama, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Eknath Easwaran to name a few. Among the courses offered, there are also online retreats. Prices start at $39.95.
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/ecourses/

 

St. Luke Institute: SLIconnect
One-hour, live presentations by experts in psychological and spiritual health. Participants may "chat" questions to the facilitator during the presentation. All webinars are recorded an can be accessed on SLIconnect after the live presentation. Webinars are offered for approximately $25-$60; registration includes access to the presentation slides, associated learning materials, and on-demand access to the webinar recording for six months.
www.SLIconnect.org/browse
 

Successfully Speaking
Offers online accent modification classes to improve your communication skills and pronunciation of the English language as well as offerings in public speaking and communication skills. Typical cost for a class is $2,200 to $2,500. Note that they also have no-charge online videos available.
http://successfully-speaking.com

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August 22, 2018
2:00pm ET

60 Practical Tips & Tricks in 60 Minutes for Planned Giving Success
National Catholic Development Conference

This will be a fast-paced presentation offering practical, useful planned gift tips & tricks especially appropriate for Catholic direct mail based charities and constituencies.  Most charities have an aging constituency where planned giving is or should be a key revenue component. In this webinar you'll learn: Some practical, useful planned giving and marketing tips; What type of planned giving marketing efforts work best; How to determine if planned giving is right for you. Presenter: John W. Jensen, CFP, Senior Vice President of The Sharpe Group.

Site: Online
Registration: Member $85 / Nonmember $110
https://info.ncdc.org/60-practical-tips-and-tricks-in-60-minutes-for-planned-giving-success-webinar-08-22-2018?hsCtaTracking=97f488c2-5628-48b8-bfe9-85be2f4da649%7Cdbac3150-6580-4bf4-b645-cffafe48d39c

 

September 11, 2018
2:00pm ET

The Priest as Shepherd of Christian Initiation
National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy (NOCERCC)

Experience a Virtual Workshop on September 11, 2018 (2:00-3:30pm ET). The topic will be The Priest as Shepherd of Christian Initiation and the presenter will explore the pastoral responsibilities of the priest as shepherd to those coming to faith in Christ through his Church.

Site: Online
Registration: No-charge to Members and other diocesan colleagues
https://nocercc.org/ltp-partnership

 

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August 13-16, 2018
 

Pre-Retirement Workshop for Priests (Encore Priests)
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

This workshop is designed for priests in their 60s or approaching retirement. Encore Priests prepares priests for their transition into retirement. Of course, priests never fully retire. By the very nature of the sacrament of Holy Orders, priests always have some form of priestly ministry. But how can a mature priest transition into a retirement that is meaningful and vital? If you're a priest nearing retirement age, this workshop is designed to help you: Plan for the transition into retirement; Make your retirement meaningful and purposeful; Discover your strengths and your likely challenges, and how to best engage both; Discover the 15 spiritual growth factors that can transform retirement into an energizing time of personal and spiritual development; Learn the steps to make the most of your retirement.

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $650 (includes meals and overnight accommodations, fees and printed materials)
http://www.saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/encore-priests/pre-retirement-preparation/

This course repeats on November 28-29, 2018

 

August 13-17, 2018

Critical Skills for Pastoral Leadership: Enhancing Management through Practical Wisdom
Catholic Theological Union and Leadership Roundtable

Topics and skills covered are "Biblical Foundations for Leadership", "Communications in Ministry Settings", Human Resources and Fundraising", Intercultural Communities in Ministry", and "Surviving and Flourishing in Ministry". It has been especially helpful for colleagues and co-workers to attend the seminar together so as to reflect on their experience and enhance their skills.

Site: CTU campus, Chicago, Illinois
Registration: $750 (includes room and board)
http://ctu.edu/skills-for-leadership/

 

August 14-17, 2018

Creating Communities of Hope on a Global Scale
Maryknoll Mission Institute

The Spirit is speaking loudly at this time, exhorting us to attend ever more deeply to God’s call to us in the depths of our being as well as more widely in the midst of the cries of God’s people and God’s earth. This time asks us to build community with all with whom we collaborate for mission. Pope Francis invites all baptized to live as ‘missionary disciples’ (Joy of the Gospel). Collaboration for mission thus includes a transformative invitation to all of us to create communities of hope across life commitments and continents in building the Reign of God. With lenses that include scripture, tradition, the arts and the sciences, we shall consider vowed life, collaboration for mission, community, interculturality, communal discernment, and spirituality for mission today. Note: This program’s content is the same as that being offered at Monrovia, California on August 19-24; only the site and fees differ.

Site: Los Altos, California
Registration: $150 plus (a once a year) $60 registration/deposit; $40 per night room and board
http://support.maryknollsisters.org/site/Calendar?id=100171&view=Detail

 

August 19-24, 2018

Creating Communities of Hope on a Global Scale
Maryknoll Mission Institute

The Spirit is speaking loudly at this time, exhorting us to attend ever more deeply to God’s call to us in the depths of our being as well as more widely in the midst of the cries of God’s people and God’s earth. This time asks us to build community with all with whom we collaborate for mission. Pope Francis invites all baptized to live as ‘missionary disciples’ (Joy of the Gospel). Collaboration for mission thus includes a transformative invitation to all of us to create communities of hope across life commitments and continents in building the Reign of God. With lenses that include scripture, tradition, the arts and the sciences, we shall consider vowed life, collaboration for mission, community, interculturality, communal discernment, and spirituality for mission today. Note: This program’s content is the same as that being offered at Los Altos, California on August 14-17; only the site and fees differ.

Site: Monrovia, California
Registration: $200 plus (a once a year) $60 registration/deposit; $30 per night room and board

http://support.maryknollsisters.org/site/Calendar?id=100172&view=Detail

 

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September 5 – December 5, 2018

New Listing
Biblical Foundations of Spirituality
Catholic Theological Union (CTU)

The faith of ancient Israel and of the early Christian communities is explored in order to establish the grounding for a contemporary biblical spirituality. Attention is given to biblical images for God, the various modes of prayer and worship, and the ethical demands for justice and peace in the biblical world and in our own. Presenter is Sr. Laurie Brink, OP. Guest lecturers include Dianne Bergant, CSA; Leslie Hoppe, OFM; Donald Senior, CP; and others from CTU. Courses take place onsite Wednesdays from 1 to 3:45pm or online on your own time.

Site: CTU Campus, Chicago, Illinois or online
Registration: $500 for Religious Community members or call for details
Contact: Christine Henderson at chenderson@ctu.edu or (773) 371-5450

 

September 6-7, 2018
 

11th Annual CALL Conference
Catholic Association of Latino Leaders

The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL) will host its 11th annual national conference in Los Angeles on September 6-7, 2018. In honor of Blessed Pope Paul VI encyclical Humanae Vitae 50th anniversary, the theme for this year’s gathering is “Human Life Flourishing, Staying Faithful to God’s Design.” The Conference will be complemented by the CALL Los Angeles Chapter’s 7th Annual Angel Awards Gala taking place on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The gala will celebrate and honor Catholic leadership in the sectors of business, religious, philanthropic and entertainment.

Site: Los Angeles, California
Registration: Member $600 / Nonmember $680
http://call-usa.org/news-events/national-conference.html

 

September 10-13, 2018

The Newly Appointed Pastor (Effective Pastoring Workshop)
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

This three-day workshop addresses the duties of pastors: teaching, sanctifying and governing. Effective pastoring requires skills in leading and managing, planning and communicating, organizing and stewarding. Understanding and implementing the practices necessary for working well with fellow clergy, staff and volunteers both within his own parish and larger circles of the Church are all key to pastoring successfully.

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $600 (includes meals, overnight accommodations, program fee and printed materials)
http://www.saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/effective-pastoring-workshops/the-newly-appointed-pastor/

This course repeats on November 5-8, 2018.

 

September 14, 2018

Treasures of the Liturgy
Liturgical Institute

This event's topic is "Re-Imagining Sacramental Preparation: How Catechists, Pastors, and Parents Can turn the Tide of Sacramental Indifference. Presenter: Dr. James Pauley

Site: University of St. Mary of the Lake Conference Center, Mundelein, Illinois
Registration: $99
http://www.liturgicalinstitute.org/conferences

 

September 14-15, 2018

IMA 2018 Conference
International Marian Association

The International Marian Association (IMA) comprises theologians, bishops, clergy, religious, and lay leaders who seek to promote full Marian truth and devotion throughout the world. With over 100 members from 25 countries spanning the 5 continents, the IMA operates in obedience to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

Site: Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida
Registration: $50
https://www.aveconferences.com/ima-symposium

 

September 15, 2018

Accompanying Youth
Center for Ministry Development

Accompaniment is our model for ministry with youth and their families. God began the conversation with young people; our job is to pay attention to what God is doing in the lives of young people, walk with youth as they grow in discipleship, and help them discern their response to God’s plan for their life. This workshop will explore ways to help youth pray and discern their vocation. It is designed for all parish leaders whose ministries touch the lives of adolescents and their families—including pastors, deacons, pastoral associates, coordinators of youth ministry, leaders in faith formation and catechists, Confirmation preparation leaders, and service/social concerns leaders.

Site: Knoxville, Tennessee
Registration: $54 (includes workshop, lunch, materials)
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef1ne5nvfb5d021a&oseq=&c=&ch=

See website for other dates and locations: https://www.cmdnet.org/accompany-locations

 

September 15-18, 2018

New Listing
NCDC 2018 Conference
National Catholic Development Conference

The NCDC Conference and Exposition is the top conference for those in the ministry of fundraising. For 50 years, we have gathered as a fundraising community to network, learn, share, play, and pray with our colleagues. Our conference attendee community includes development directors, executives, department directors, and staff from religious organizations from around the United States and the world. Their development efforts support the ministries of religious communities of men and women, social service agencies, shrines, schools, parishes, dioceses, seminaries, and international relief agencies. Collectively, our attendees raise hundreds of millions of dollars annually to support Catholic missions. The NCDC conference is the top opportunity for these organizations and individuals to connect with one another in the context of fundraising as a ministry.

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: Member $775 / Nonmember $875
https://www.ncdc.org/conference

 

September 20-21, 2018

Partner Conference
Catholics on Call

Every fall, Catholics on Call offers the Partner Conference. Campus ministers, vocation directors, volunteer directors, and anyone who ministers to young adults have the opportunity to come together to learn and discuss best practices for supporting young adult men and women in their vocational discernment.

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: Member $100 / Nonmember $120
http://www.catholicsoncall.org/partner-conference

 

September 22, 2018
 

Find Your Greatness
Dynamic Catholic

Our lives change when our habits change. Based on Matthew Kelly’s book The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, Find Your Greatness will introduce you to four simple ways to reach your full potential. This half-day event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee. Speaker: Dr. Allen Hunt

Site: Colts Neck, New Jersey
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-colts-neck-nj-sep-22-2018

 

September 24-28, 2018

Culture, Values, and Worldview: Anthropology for Mission Practice
Overseas Ministries Study Center (OSMC)

This seminar will look at the real problems of crossing cultural boundaries with the Gospel. To understand better the source of these problems and develop approaches to overcome them, the Seminar will focus on the concept of culture, the challenge of distinguishing the Gospel from North American values and understanding how conversion must relate to people’s worldviews. Presenter: Dr. Darrell Whiteman
Former Vice President, The Mission Society.

Site: New Haven, Connecticut
Registration: $150
https://www.omsc.org/event-schedule/2018/1/23/culture-values-and-worldview-anthropology-for-mission-practice-kbks6

 

September 27-30, 2018

New Listing
Catholic Answers Faith & Science Conference
Catholic Answers

Many of us find ourselves flat-footed when confronted with such false dichotomies as Adam and Eve versus evolution, creation versus Big Bang, even Galileo versus the Inquisition. How can you reconcile the divide between faith and science in the popular imagination? A jump-start will be attending Faith and Science, the Catholic Answers National Conference September 27-30, 2018. Our special guests—scientist-theologians Fr. Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C. and Dr. Stacy Trasancos—will team with our staff apologists to explain how faith and science, far from being in opposition, are (to repurpose a phrase from St. John Paul II) the two lungs of human experience. And don’t miss Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke’s keynote address honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Blessed Paul VI’s prophetic encyclical, Humane Vitae.

Site: San Diego, California
Registration: $215 / Priests and Religious Brothers No Charge (free)
http://www.catholicanswersconference.com/

 

September 29, 2018
 

Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose
Dynamic Catholic

With his signature combination of the profound and the practical—and witty sense of humor—Matthew Kelly introduces you to new habits that will re-energize every area of your life, and inspire you to start living with passion and purpose. This half-day event features live music from singer-songwriter Eliot Morris, and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee.

Site: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Registration: $39
https://dynamiccatholic.com/passion-and-purpose-live-minneapolis-mn-sep-29-2018

 

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October 1, 2018

New Listing
15th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference
Migration Policy Institute

The 15th annual conference, organized by the Migration Policy Institute, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and Georgetown University Law Center, will offer timely policy and legal analysis and audience Q&A. Among the topics to be discussed: the role that immigration is playing in the mid-term elections, how the courts are handling key immigration questions, and emerging policies that may affect future legal immigration trends. Join us for a day of expert analysis from leading government officials, attorneys, policy analysts, advocates, and others.

Site: Washington, DC
Registration: $75 (includes lunch)

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/events/15th-annual-immigration-law-and-policy-conference

 

October 5-7, 2018

National Storytelling Festival
International Storytelling Center

In addition to main stage performances, other special events will be presented during the Festival weekend and before - don’t miss them! Come to Jonesborough early and join Donald Davis for a remarkable evening of storytelling, Wednesday night, October 3rd on the Festival grounds. Stay up late and enjoy a night of rollicking, grown-up fun at the ever-popular Midnight Cabaret. Brave the Ghost Story Concerts with two different collections of frightening tales served up beneath the nighttime sky during open-air performances which are always a Festival favorite. Hear a specially-invited showcase of storytellers new to the National Storytelling Festival stage at a revered festival custom, Exchange Place. Join the fun of the National Storytelling Festival Story Slam! where the teller is you! Take part in a Festival tradition at the Swappin’ Ground. Here, anyone can tell a tale and many do. You can even share a story of your own, just be sure to register ahead of time at Festival headquarters.

Site: Jonesborough, Tennessee
Registration: $165; $150 Senior
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/

 

October 8-11, 2018

New Listing
Symposium: Discovering Pope Francis
Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology

Please join us for a landmark international symposium: Discovering Pope Francis: Theological, Philosophical, Cultural and Spiritual Perspectives. This symposium will feature groundbreaking presentations and panel discussions by world-class scholars examining the pastoral theology of Pope Francis from his European and Latin-American roots to his Papacy today. This landmark symposium will begin the evening of Monday, Oct. 8 with a welcome, dinner and opening talk. Oct. 9 and 10 will be filled with major presentations and discussions. The event will end with a luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 11, following Mass and concluding talks. Plan to join us!

Site: SHSST, Hales Corners (near Milwaukee), Wisconsin
Registration: $195 (includes meals)

http://shsst.edu/francissymposium/

 

October 8-11, 2018
(Save the Date)

2018 CLSA Convention
Canon Law Society of America

Description...
Site: Phoenix, Arizona
Registration: tba
https://canonlawsocietyofamerica.org/event/2018-clsa-convention/?event_date=2018-10-08

 

October 11-14, 2018
(Save the Date)

BCTS Annual Meeting 2018
Black Catholic Theological Symposium

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Site: Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, Michigan
Registration: tba
http://blackcatholictheologicalsymposium.org/

 

October 12-13, 2018

 

2nd Annual Catholic Prison Ministry Conference
Dismas Ministry

The conference's title, Bridges of Hope, speaks to the need for building a bridge that provides pastoral care for the incarcerated. The role of individual volunteers, as well as parish and diocesan ministries, is crucial in creating this bridge. Furthermore, they are bridges in their own persons, bringing the Catholic community on the outside to an encounter with Catholics in prison. Our speakers will present on the subjects of: Pastoral Care for Prisoners, Re-entry, Parish Prison Ministry, Restorative Justice and Death Row Ministry.

Site: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Registration: $100
http://www.dismasministry.org/conference/

 

October 13, 2018

Find Your Greatness
Dynamic Catholic

Our lives change when our habits change. Based on Matthew Kelly’s book The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, Find Your Greatness will introduce you to four simple ways to reach your full potential. This half-day event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee. Speaker: Dr. Allen Hunt

Site: Grayslake, Illinois
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-grayslake-il-oct-13-2018

 

October 15-19, 2018

World Priest Workshop
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

The World Priest Workshop assists international priests in managing a successful transition into effective ministry in the United States. Presentations address the cultural orientation needs of international mission priests as outlined in Guidelines for Receiving Pastoral Ministers in the United States, 3rd edition (USCCB, 2014) and Bridging the Gap: International Priests Ministering in the United States (Our Sunday Visitor, 2014). Topics covered are: U.S. Catholic Church History and Identity; Introduction to U.S. Speech Patterns; Cultural Patters; Cross-Cultural Competence and Communication; and Pastoral Practices in the United States.

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $700 (includes meals and overnight accommodations, program fee and printed materials)
http://www.saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/international-priests/world-priest/

 

October 20, 2018

Find Your Greatness
Dynamic Catholic

Our lives change when our habits change. Based on Matthew Kelly’s book The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, Find Your Greatness will introduce you to four simple ways to reach your full potential. This half-day event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee. Speaker: Dominick Albano

Site: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-wisconsin-dells-wi-oct-20-2018

 

October 21, 2018

Find Your Greatness
Dynamic Catholic

Our lives change when our habits change. Based on Matthew Kelly’s book The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, Find Your Greatness will introduce you to four simple ways to reach your full potential. This half-day event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee. Speaker: Dominick Albano

Site: Amherst, Wisconsin
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-amherst-wi-oct-21-2018

 

October 25-27, 2018

USCMA 2018 Conference
United States Catholic Mission Association

Pope Francis reminds us that our encounter with Christ is at the heart of our faith. In Evangelii Gaudium, the Holy Father exhorts all Catholics to live with a missionary zeal and not to leave the work of evangelization to a handful of religious. To that end, USCMA strives to convene, connect, and collaborate with missionary orders, groups, and parish-based mission-minded faithful to promote mission and global solidarity. The annual conference is an opportunity for people of faith to come together to share their experience of living missionary discipleship.

Site: Quincy, Massachusetts
Registration:
Member $299 before August 15; $325 before September 21; $375 after / Nonmember $425
http://www.uscatholicmission.org/a-culture-of-encounter

 

October 28-31, 2018

ICSC 56th Annual Conference
International Catholic Stewardship Council

Since 1965, ICSC has hosted annual conferences in cities across North America. Hundreds of pastors, diocesan directors of stewardship and development, parish and school leaders, professional firms, Catholic associations and religious congregations from around the world come together each year for presentations, workshops, liturgies and major addresses. Timely topics by knowledgeable and experienced speakers fill a comprehensive program. Experts share practical information and experiences that have proven successful. Inspiring liturgies, annual award presentations, networking luncheons, engaging receptions and specialized exhibits supplement this worthwhile event.

Site: Nashville, Tennessee
Registration: Member $599 / Nonmember $1,199

http://catholicstewardship.com/events/icsc-annual-conference/

 

October 30 – November 2, 2018
 

2018 RCRI National Conference
Resource Center for Religious Institutes

The 2018 Conference Planning Committee has developed a wide ranging program covering topics you have suggested as well as workshops that we hope will assist you in planning for the future of your institutes. This year’s conference theme is Pastoral Conversion: Structures in Service of Mission reflecting Pope Francis’ insistence that personal conversion is not enough; religious institutes are called to align our structures to the mission of the Church today. Among the highlights of the 2018 conference will be the address by our keynote speaker, Most Reverend Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, on Tuesday evening, October 30.

Site: Orlando, Florida
Registration: Member $500 before September 14; $550 after / Nonmember $850 before September 14; $900 after

http://www.trcri.org/page/NC18

 

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November 1-5, 2018

NRVC 2018 Convocation
National Religious Vocation Conference

Convocation is the place to gather for outstanding keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and lively discussions. Come celebrate NRVC’s 30th anniversary and the culture of vocations it creates! There is no better way to lead into National Vocation Awareness Week. Join participants from across the country for this time of prayer, encounter, formation, and community. With a theme of "Walk with me: Encounter, Accompaniment, and Invitation," the convocation will feature NRVC's trademark quality presentations, outstanding liturgies, and plenty of opportunities to network and refresh your enthusiasm for vocation ministry.

Site: Buffalo, New York
Registration: Member $595; Nonmember $892
https://nrvc.net/326/publication/4254/article/16562-2018-nrvc-convocation

 

November 1-7, 2018

7th Parliament of the World's Religions
Parliament of the World's Religions

The world’s oldest and most diverse global interfaith event will mark its 125-year anniversary by bringing together leaders and followers of more than 200 spiritual and secular traditions to “pursue global understanding, reconciliation, and change” in the world’s most culturally diverse city. Choosing from 500 or more of the Parliament’s unique forums, participants and invited luminaries will be able to customize an experience that satisfies and expands their interests and strengths. Programs will feature internationally renowned plenary speakers from religious, cultural, and civic institutions, moving cultural performances, artistic exhibitions, and expert trainings in movement building.

Site: Toronto, Ont. Canada
Registration: Full Conference $495 USD; Day Pass $195 USD
https://www.parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/toronto-2018

 

November 2-3, 2018

40th Anniversary of Ignatius Press
Ignatius Press

Come join us as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Ignatius Press! Along with Ignatius Press founder Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, and the men and women of Ignatius Press, you’ll be joining Cardinal Francis Arinze, Peter Kreeft, Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, Steve Ray, Michael D. O'Brien, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. We will begin with a dinner and talks on Friday, November 2nd, followed by Mass and a day of speakers on Saturday, November 3rd. We hope you can join us for both!

Site: San Francisco, California
Registration: Friday dinner $65; Saturday Conference $25
https://www.ignatius.com/promotions/40/

 

November 4-9, 2018

Becoming a Pastor
St. Mary's Seminary & University

A conference for newly minted pastors or for priests who will soon be appointed to the pastorate. Presented by the Center for Continuing Formation.

Site: Baltimore, Maryland
Registration: $925
http://www.stmarys.edu/the-center-for-continuing-formation/clergy-programs/

 

November 5-8, 2018
 

The Newly Appointed Pastor (Effective Pastoring Workshop)
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

This three-day workshop addresses the duties of pastors: teaching, sanctifying and governing. Effective pastoring requires skills in leading and managing, planning and communicating, organizing and stewarding. Understanding and implementing the practices necessary for working well with fellow clergy, staff and volunteers both within his own parish and larger circles of the Church are all key to pastoring successfully.

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $600 (includes meals, overnight accommodations, program fee and printed materials)
http://www.saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/effective-pastoring-workshops/the-newly-appointed-pastor/

 

November 9-11, 2018
(Save the Date)

Catholic Social Workers' 2018 Conference
Catholic Social Workers' National Association

Description...
Site: Washington, DC
Registration: Members $125 / Nonmembers $175 / Religious $50
http://www.cswna.org/

 

November 14-15, 2018

Intercultural Theology
Overseas Ministries Study Center

Intercultural Theology regards visual arts, literature, film etc. as equivalent sources to theological texts. The course will give an introduction in how to interpret Christian art from Asia and Africa. It reconstructs historical developments and introduces contemporary local artists and their works. How does the Christian faith interact with the cultural-religious dimension of a particular context? We want to decipher the exchanges between at least two iconographic systems. Sometimes we will also come across an expressionism that calls for justice and liberation for the poor and oppressed and allows a glimpse of the socio-economic and political realities of the country. The seminar gives an introduction to Intercultural Theology through its aesthetic dimension and explains basic terminology and theories of this thriving new field.

Site: New Haven, Connecticut
Registration: $150
https://www.omsc.org/event-schedule/2017/11/15/intercultural-theology-xw97l

 

November 17-20, 2018

AAR 2018 Annual Meetings
American Academy of Religion

The 2018 Annual Meetings in Denver, Colorado, November 17–20, hosted by the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, is the world's largest gathering of scholars interested in the study of religion. More than 1,000 events take place during the Annual Meetings, including a plethora of academic sessions, workshops, meetings, receptions, and tours. The Annual Meetings Employment Center provides job seekers and employers a convenient, private setting for interviews. The Annual Meetings Exhibit Hall, with more than 130 publishers exhibiting, is the best place to review the latest publications within the field. The Annual Meetings offers unparalleled opportunities to engage with leading scholars and scholarship within the field of religion.

Site: Denver, Colorado
Registration Member: $275 by August 23; $325 by November 15; $375 onsite
Registration Nonmember: $445 by August 23; $495 by November 15; $545 onsite
https://www.aarweb.org/annual-meeting

 

November 19, 2018

David Haas In Concert
Shalom Spirituality Center

Enjoy a concert with David Haas in Shalom Spirituality Center’s beautiful, historic chapel. Haas is highly regarded as one of the most prolific composers in liturgical music today. His songs, including “You Are Mine,” “Blest Are They,” and “We Are Called,” are in the hymnals of many Christian denominations.

Site: Dubuque, Iowa
Registration: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
http://shalomretreats.org/programs.html

 

November 26-29, 2018

Pre-Retirement Workshop for Priests (Encore Priests)
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

This workshop is designed for priests in their 60s or approaching retirement. Encore Priests prepares priests for their transition into retirement. Of course, priests never fully retire. By the very nature of the sacrament of Holy Orders, priests always have some form of priestly ministry. But how can a mature priest transition into a retirement that is meaningful and vital? If you're a priest nearing retirement age, this workshop is designed to help you: Plan for the transition into retirement; Make your retirement meaningful and purposeful; Discover your strengths and your likely challenges, and how to best engage both; Discover the 15 spiritual growth factors that can transform retirement into an energizing time of personal and spiritual development; Learn the steps to make the most of your retirement.

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $650 (includes meals and overnight accommodations, fees and printed materials)
http://www.saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/encore-priests/pre-retirement-preparation/

 

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December 2018

Details will be posted as soon as events are announced. Thank you for your interest.

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January 10-14, 2019
(Save the Date)

New Listing
Pastoral Week 2019
National Catholic Office for the Deaf

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Site: Fort Worth, Texas
Registration: (Opens October 1, 2018)

http://www.ncod.org/pastoral-week-2019

 

January 17, 2019

New Listing
March for Life 2019 (Conference)
March for Life

The March for Life Conference is designed to provide marchers with in-depth education on the yearly theme. The speakers and training sessions will provide information and training tools for marchers to go back to their communities equipped to make a difference for life in their communities.

Site: Washington, DC
Registration: (Opening in September)
http://marchforlife.org/mfl-2019/conference/

 

January 18, 2019

New Listing
March for Life 2019 (Rally and March)
March for Life

The 46th March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

Site: Washington, DC
Registration: (See website for details on registering)
http://marchforlife.org/mfl-2019/ 

 

January 26, 2019

New Listing
Accompanying Youth
Center for Ministry Development

Accompaniment is our model for ministry with youth and their families. God began the conversation with young people; our job is to pay attention to what God is doing in the lives of young people, walk with youth as they grow in discipleship, and help them discern their response to God’s plan for their life. This workshop will explore ways to help youth pray and discern their vocation. It is designed for all parish leaders whose ministries touch the lives of adolescents and their families—including pastors, deacons, pastoral associates, coordinators of youth ministry, leaders in faith formation and catechists, Confirmation preparation leaders, and service/social concerns leaders.

Site: New Orleans, Louisiana
Registration: $54 (includes workshop, lunch, materials)
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eeypkw1b8cefa171&llr=t7vhojcab

See website for other dates and locations: https://www.cmdnet.org/accompany-locations

 

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The Art of Spiritual Warfare
The Secret Weapons Satan Can't Withstand
Venatius Oforka

Since the beginning of time, a fierce spiritual battle has raged between the forces of good and evil. In these pages, theologian Venatius Oforka explains that we are part of a spiritual web through which God acts to save souls. No longer does God create out of nothing. Instead, He achieves His purposes through the prayers and actions we pour in. To win such a sophisticated war, Oforka introduces us to the supernatural weapons of war and how we can shape the events that affect our earthly and eternal destiny. The Art of Spiritual Warfare is the one book you need to awaken our world from its spiritual hibernation and to exercise the awesome privilege of working with God in the realization of His Kingdom.

ISBN: 978-1-622825-189, 208 pages, $17.95 paperback
Sophia Institute

 

Atlas of World Religions
Tim Dowley

Understanding the where of the world's religious traditions is an important component of understanding the what. Now, as part of a brand-new series of atlas resources, Atlas of World Religions is newly built from the ground up. Featuring more than fifty new maps, graphics, and timelines, the atlas is an immensely helpful companion to any study of world religions. Concise, helpful text written by acknowledged authorities guides the experience and interprets the visuals. The atlas provides ample and equal coverage of all of the world s major religious traditions, as well as generous coverage of regional or indigenous traditions in specific regions of the world. The atlas is grounded in a helpful section on the earliest humans and the spread of the first organized religions, and it culminates in up-to-date maps of religion in the world today.

ISBN: 9781451499681, 120 pages, $24 paperback
Fortress Press

 

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Chance or the Dance? (2nd Edition)
A Critique of Modern Secularism
Thomas Howard

In this new edition of a modern classic, Thomas Howard contrasts the Christian and secular worldviews, refreshing our minds with the illuminated vision of reality that inspired the world in times past and showing us that we cannot live meaningful lives without it. Howard explains in clear and beautiful prose the way materialism robs us of beauty, depth, and truth. With laser precision and lyrical ponderings he takes us through the dismal reductionist view of the world to the shimmering significance of the world as sign and sacrament. More timely now than when it was first written, this book is a prophetic examination of modern society's conscience.

ISBN: 9781621642299, 160 pages, $15.95 paperback
Ignatius Press

 

Disabling Mission, Enabling Witness
Exploring Missiology through the Lens of Disability Studies
Benjamin T. Conner

In recent decades churches have accommodated people with disabilities in various ways. Through access ramps and elevators and sign language, disabled persons are invited in to worship. But are they actually enfolded into the church's mission? Have the able-bodied come to recognize and appreciate the potential contributions of people with disabilities in the ministry and witness of the church? Here is an enlargement of the church’s witness as a sign, agent, and foretaste of the kingdom of God. Here is a fresh and inspiring look at the mission of the church when it enfolds people with disabilities as full members.

ISBN: 978-0-8308-5102-7, 180 pages, $24 paperback
InterVarsity Press

 

Evicted
Poverty and Profit in the American City
Matthew Desmond

In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

ISBN: 9780553447453, 448 pages, $17 paperback, published by Broadway Books
PenguinRandom House

 

Future Faith
Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century
Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

In Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century author Wesley Granberg-Michaelson provides a lucid view of how the top ten winds of change blowing through global Christian faith are reshaping the practice of Christianity today. Drawing on the stories, examples, and personalities of pastors and congregations from throughout the United States, as well as those from Africa, Asia, Latin America, who are the faces of Christianity’s future, Future Faith is designed to inform and empower followers of Jesus to seek new ways of becoming the face of Christ to a rapidly changing world. Leaders and practitioners in church growth, renewal, and planting will be a primary audience for this book. Students of religion from Catholic, evangelical, Pentecostal, and historic Protestant streams will find this book an informative and stimulating resource for pondering together the future of their faith. Small groups engaged in congregational nurture and growth will find in the author a welcome companion for guiding them through the multicultural landscape of contemporary faith.

ISBN: 9781506433448, 261 pages, $18.99 paperback
Fortress Press

 

Into His Likeness
Be Transformed as a Disciple of Christ
Edward Sri

Into His Likeness provides an approachable but in-depth exploration of how to live as a disciple and experience the transformation Jesus wants to work in our lives. We might desire to live more like Christ, but we know we fall short. This book simply helps us follow those initial promptings of the Holy Spirit, so that we may more intentionally encounter Jesus anew each day and be more disposed to his grace changing us ever more into his likeness.

ISBN: 9780999375655, 160 pages, $16.95 paperback
Ignatius Press

 

Listen to the Desert
Secrets of Spiritual Maturity from the Desert Fathers and Mothers
Gregory Mayers, CSSR

The 1,500-year-old spiritual philosophy known as “Desert Wisdom” offers a compelling resource for facing contemporary challenges. Gregory Mayers presents this ancient thought and lifestyle by introducing traditional Wisdom Stories in which characters, actions, and sayings address deep, universal human needs. The lessons emerge from what the author calls “experiencing the wall in life…the emptiness that drains off the meaning and joy of living.” These writings, direct accounts of desert monastic life gathered and used by the monks themselves, are brief, loosely-connected passages that range in length from a few sentences to a page or two. The stories are followed by Mayers’ provocative interpretations that blend contemporary psychology and contemplative practice with wisdom traditions around the world. Readers with a special interest in the evolution of spiritual consciousness, as well as those who want to look into monastic wisdom for the first time, will find much here to nourish and enlighten their way.

ISBN: 978-0-87946-533-9, 148 pages, $14.95 paperback
Acta Publications

 

No to Yes
Homilies for Preachers, Reflections for Pilgrims
William J. Bausch

The title of this book of homilies, No to Yes reflects the age-old beckoning to conversion. The 72 homilies – all new – are drawn from everyday news ranging from the inspirational to the challenging, with a distinct bias in theme towards the conflict of culture and faith. Working with stories that grapple with questions about God, suffering, loneliness, and death can provide us with identity, meaning, and purpose. While many complain of poor preaching, this book will feed many. If you are looking for something to help you make your faith more meaningful or relevant, this volume is sure to satisfy the hungriest of hearts and minds.

SKU: 100915, $20 paperback
Clear Faith Publishing

 

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Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness
Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages
Peter Kwasniewski

Peter Kwasniewski offers a lively account of the noble beauty and transcendent holiness of the traditional Roman liturgy, which humbles us before the mystery of God, stirs us with its pageantry, carries us into sacred silence, and bears us to a world of invisible realities. He contrasts this priceless treasure with the rationalistic reforms of the sixties, which yielded a Catholic liturgy severed from its own history, inadequate to its theological essence, unequal to its ascetical-mystical purpose, and estranged from its cultural inheritance. His conclusion: if there is to be a new springtime in the Church, the widespread restoration of the traditional liturgical rites will be at the heart of it.

ISBN: 978-1-62138-284-3, 346 pages, $19.95 paperback, $28 hardcover
Angelico Press

 

Pilgrim River
A Spiritual Memoir
Kenneth Garcia

Pilgrim River candidly narrates one man’s wandering but sincere attempt to come to terms with the overpowering experience of God—a journey from unbelief to nature mysticism in the deserts and mountains of Nevada and Utah, to sojourns through the country of marriage and the republic of letters, and finally to the Catholic Church. The road followed is crooked, plagued by a lack of spiritual guides and mentors, by isolation, depression, by a failed first marriage; but present throughout is a groping toward spiritual fulfillment alternately tortured, hopeful, and bathed in luminescence. Many spiritual seekers—including those who consider themselves “spiritual but not religious”—will benefit from the telling of this unorthodox journey to Christianity.

ISBN: 978-1-62138-338-3, 240 pages, $17 paperback
Angelico Press

 

Praying as Living Reminders
Morning and Evening Prayer with Henri Nouwen
David Haas

This book celebrates the bringing together of insightful wisdom from the great spiritual writer Henri Nouwen, fused together with the creative and poetic gifts of crafting communal and individual prayer that are singularly found in liturgical composer and author, David Haas. In these pages, David has developed and crafted a four-week cycle of morning and evening prayer modeled after the Liturgy of the Hours, with the use of David’s unique Psalm-Poems and passages from Nouwen’s canon of holy and sacred writings. Intended for individual prayer and small group gatherings, David has also included Psalm-Poems and canticle paraphrases for Midday and Night Prayer; as well as chapters featuring blessings for various occasions and reflections for the seasons of the liturgical year. Also included are musical suggestions and helpful indices. This is truly a blessed prayer companion for all who want to walk with Henri and stay close to the daily prayer rhythm of the Church.

SKU: H-090216, $20 paperback
Clear Faith Publishing

 

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The Priest Who Put Europe Back Together
The Life of Rev. Fabian Flynn, CP
Sean Brennan

Philip Fabian Flynn led a remarkable life, bearing witness to some of the most pivotal events of the twentieth century. Flynn took part in the invasions of Sicily and Normandy, the Battle of Aachen, and the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest. He acted as confessor to Nazi War Criminals during the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, assisted Hungarian Revolutionaries on the streets of Budapest, and assisted the waves of refugees arriving in Austria feeling the effects of ethnic and political persecution during the Cold War. The Priest Who Put Europe Back Together tells the story of this fascinating life. From solidly middle-class beginnings in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Flynn interacted with and occasionally advised some of the major political, military, and religious leaders of his era. His legacy as a Passionist priest, a chaplain in the US Army, and an official in the Catholic Relief Services was both vast and enormously beneficial. His life and career symbolized the "coming of age" of the United States as a global superpower, and the corresponding growth of the American Catholic Church as an international institution.

ISBN: 9780813230177, 312 pages, $34.95 paperback, published by Catholic University Press
Amazon.com

 

Rethink Happiness
Dare to Embrace God and Experience True Joy
Paul George

The book opens with the idea that we are all searching for happiness but looking in the wrong places. We’re hungry for God's love, but we're stuffing ourselves with shallow relationships and unchecked materialism. George invites you to rethink this formula, by first recognizing that it's God you want and then surrendering everything to him. Embedded in Catholic wisdom, truth, and the basic tenants of living a meaningful life, this book will teach you to reconsider your priorities in light of God’s love; rethink how you spend your time and money; focus on building meaningful and healthy relationships; reject the dizzying pursuit of fame and prestige; seek self-worth in relationship with God; and serve God in the simplest way: by loving others. Rethink Happiness dares you to live differently. Satisfy your appetite for happiness once and for all by rooting yourself in God and opening to the joy only he can offer. 

ISBN: 978-1-59471-791-8, 160 pages, $15.95 paperback
Ave Maria Press

 

Selfies
Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age
Craig Detweiler

Selfies are ubiquitous. They can be silly or serious, casual or curated. Within moments, smart phone users can capture their image and post it across multiple social media platforms to a global audience. But do we truly understand the power of image in our image-saturated age? How can we seek God and care for each other in digital spaces? Craig Detweiler, a nationally known writer and speaker and an avid social media user, examines the selfie phenomenon, placing selfies within the long history of self-portraits in art, literature, and photography. He shows how self-portraits change our perspective of ourselves and each other in family dynamics, education, and discipleship. Challenging us to push past unhealthy obsessions with beauty, wealth, and fame, Detweiler helps us to develop a thoughtful, biblical perspective on selfies and social media and to put ourselves in proper relation to God and each other. He also explains the implications of social media for an emerging generation, making this book a useful conversation starter in homes, churches, and classrooms. Each chapter ends with discussion questions and a photo assignment for creating a selfie in response to the chapter.

ISBN: 9781587433986, 240 pages, $19.99 paperback
Baker Publishing Group

 

Subversive Sabbath
The Surprising Power of Rest in a Nonstop World
A.J. Swoboda

We live in a 24/7 culture of endless productivity, workaholism, distraction, burnout, and anxiety--a way of life to which we've sadly grown accustomed. This tired system of "life" ultimately destroys our souls, our bodies, our relationships, our society, and the rest of God's creation. The whole world grows exhausted because humanity has forgotten to enter into God's rest. This book pioneers a creative path to an alternative way of existing. Combining creative storytelling, pastoral sensitivity, practical insight, and relevant academic research, Subversive Sabbath offers a unique invitation to personal Sabbath-keeping that leads to fuller and more joyful lives. A.J. Swoboda demonstrates that Sabbath is both a spiritual discipline and a form of social justice, connects Sabbath-keeping to local communities, and explains how God may actually do more when we do less. He shows that the biblical practice of Sabbath-keeping is God's plan for the restoration and healing of all creation.

ISBN: 9781587434051, 256 pages, $19.99 paperback
Baker Publishing Group

 

Two Wings
Integrating Faith and Reason
Douglas Kries and Brian Clayton

In this book two college professors explain how believing and reasoning are two human activities that may be integrated to form a complete view of human existence. They take their title from the opening of John Paul II's encyclical Fides et Ratio, which speaks of the human spirit rising on the two wings of faith and reason to stretch toward the truth that is available to all. In the first part of the book, the authors offer a basic yet engaging encounter with traditional arguments for and against God's existence. They grapple with doubts arising from the question of evil and the discoveries of contemporary natural science. The final chapters take up questions from ethics and politics that impact the way individuals and communities choose to structure their lives. This book is non-dogmatic; it seeks to probe the contours of the questions asked by inquiring minds. The authors fairly address arguments supporting and opposing their own viewpoints while using simple analogies designed for non-specialists.

ISBN: 978-1621641957, 283 pages, $18.95 paperback
Ignatius Press

 

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Welcoming the Stranger
Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate
Matthew Soerens, Jenny Yang, and Leith Anderson

Immigration is one of the most complicated issues of our time. Voices on all sides argue strongly for action and change. In this book World Relief immigration experts Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang move beyond the rhetoric to offer a Christian response to immigration. They put a human face on the issue and tell stories of immigrants' experiences in and out of the system. With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, they debunk myths and misconceptions about immigration and show the limitations of the current immigration system. Ultimately they point toward immigration reform that is compassionate, sensible, and just as they offer concrete ways for you and your church to welcome and minister to your immigrant neighbors. This revised edition includes new material on refugees and updates in light of changes in political realities.

ISBN: 978-0-8308-4539-2, 284 pages, $17 paperback
InterVarsity Press

 

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