Past Events

OffCampus

OFF-CAMPUS SEMESTER INFORMATIONAL MEETING:

Thursday, November 7th, 6;00-7:00 pm in Hoover 105

Students interested in spending a semester studying off-campus (abroad and domestic) should attend this meeting. Information on our off-campus programs will be presented. Of particular interest will be the new financial model for off-campus study. Students will hear from current George Fox students recently returned from studying abroad. The application process will also be discussed.

Living Learning Ecuador

Interested in the chance to study abroad in Quito, Ecuador. 

Zack Brown, representative from Living and Learning, Ecuador Study Abroad, will
be on campus Tuesday Nov. 18th from 11am-1pm AND Wednesday Nov. 19th from
5pm-7pm
.
Stop by his table in the Bruin Den and talk with him about this great
opportunity.

Ambex

AMBEX Director Gerald Orr, from Europe will be on campus February 26th.  Please stop by the Information Table in the Bruin Den and/or attend the Information Meeting, 6:00 pm, in STV 109.

AMBEX is a fully accredited Christian semester abroad program located near Munich, Germany.

CrossCulture

Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, April 13

Pre-Departure Meetings for all Fall 2013 Off-Campus Students
Hosted by the Center for Global Studies

Students planning to study off-campus during the Fall 2013 semester
prepare for their time off-campus. Discussion ranges from culutral
anticipation and participation to culture shock and reverse culutral shock.

Cap and Gown - 9-11am

OneMillionBones

Thursday, April 11th

Best Semester student representative, Kelly Uchiumi, hosts an
informational meeting for any students interested in studying off-campus
with Best Semester

6pm in Hoover First Floor

GFU Center for Global Studies partners with Best Semester to provide off-
campus semester opportunities in 11 locations around the world.

Spain

Wednesday, April 10

Semester in Spain
Representative on Campus

Sarah Sanford, Director of Marketing & Recruitment Semester in Spain at
Trinity Christian College
, visited campus in order to provide George Fox
Spanish majors and minors with information about the Semester in Spain
program in Sevilla, Spain which George Fox sends students to every year.

ChurchSpires

Tuesday, April 9

Intellectual Feast: Being Christian in Today's Middle East
Hosted by the Department of Religious Studies.

What is life like for Christians in the modern Middle East? Is being a
Christian in Palestine, Syria, Egypt, or Iraq more of an ethnic/racial
distinction or a term to describe a “committed follower of Jesus?"
What can we in the United States learn from our Christian brothers and
sisters in the geographic location where our faith began?

Three GFU students from the Middle East will address these questions
and more.

Event to be held in Hoover 2nd Floor Lounge from 4-5pm.

The GFU Center for Peace and Justice and the Center for Global Studies
is glad to support the GFU Department of Religious Studies.

LewisandClark

Monday, April 8 - Wednesday, April 10

51st Annual International Affairs Symposium at
Lewis and Clark College

The Center for Global Studies director, Clint Baldwin, will be
attending the prestigious symposium. The focus of the Symposium
this year is controversy, emphasizing confrontation of opposing views.
Organized by students, it concentrates on themes that reflect global
interests and concerns.

The Lewis & Clark College International Affairs Symposium is the
oldest student-run symposium in the United States.

Click here for more information or here to download the
Symposium brochure.


OneMillionBones

Monday, April 8th

Re-Entry Meeting for Fall 2012 students
Hosted by the Center for Global Studies

Students who studied off-campus during the Fall 2012 semester share
their stories and talk about life since returning to GFU.

International House - 7:30-9:30pm

OneMillionBones

Saturday, April 6th

One Million Bones, Clackamas High School - 9am-5pm
GFU Center for Global Studies continued its support of the One
Million Bones initiative.

One Million Bones initiative aims to raise awareness about genocide as well
as motivate politicians in DC and Congress to stand up against the violence.

FriendlyWater

Thursday, March 7th

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Friendly Water for
the World
meets with GFU's Center for Global Studies director

David Alberts and Clint Baldwin discuss clean water initiatives.

The mission of Friendly Water for the World is to expand access to
low-cost clean water technologies and information about health and
sanitation to people in need of them. They provide opportunities for
Quakers and those of other faiths and traditions to partner with
individuals and communities working to improve living conditions
around the world, and to learn from each other.

GoED

Friday, March 1st

Directors of GoED Africa and Mekong semester programs
will visit campus

Michael and Adele Pucci will be speaking in various classes and hold
an information table in the Bruin Den.

GoED Africa and GoED Mekong are both off-campus semester-long
programs available for George Fox University students.

LINK

Thursday, February 28th

Screening of the newest film by advocacy group,
Liberty in North Korea.

Advocacy group uses film to raise awareness for North Korean refugees.

The film, Danny From North Korea, documents the journey taken by
Danny, a young North Korean man, who chooses to escape a life of
oppression and poverty.

AMBEX

Thursday, February 28th

AMBEX
- American/Bavarian Exchange semester program
director Gerald Orr visites GFU

Gerald Orr, founder and director of AMBEX, one of GFU's approved
off-campus semester programs comes to campus to share information
with students about his Germany-based semester program.

NYCAMS

Monday, February 25th

NYCAMS - New York Center for Art and Media Studies

Representatives from NYCAMS will visit campus to share with students
the opportunity to study art and media in New York City.

semester abroad

Tuesday, November 13th

Off-campus Semester Informational Meeting

8-9:00 pm - Hoover 102

Students interested in spending a semester studying off-campus should
attend one of these meetings. Students will hear from current George Fox
students recently returned from studying off-campus. They will hear about
the application process.

Dr. Zahniser

The Poster of Dr. Zahniser

Monday - Wednesday, October 29 - 31

2012 Global Issues Forum: Islam Through Eyes of Faith

Speaker: Dr. A.H.M. Zahniser
Scholar-in-Residence, Greenville College
Professor Emeritus of Christian Mission, Asbury Theological Seminary

Schedule of Events (all events open to the public)

Monday October 29
4 p.m. & 7 p.m. - Hoover 105
Class Lecture:The Liberal Arts and the Challenge of Islam: faith sees fairly and acts faithfully
in Liberal Arts and Critical Issues (LACI) Senior Capstone course

Tuesday October 30
7 - 9 p.m. - Hoover 105
Public Lecture: Islam and Democracy: faith sees positively and thinks hopefully

Wednesday October 31
10:40 - 11:30 a.m. - Bauman Auditorium
Chapel Talk:Was Cornelius a Muslim? : faith sees inclusively, knowing God works consistently

12:00 p.m. - Cap & Gown A
Talk-back lunch with students/faculty

Dr. Mathias Zahniser is a legendary mentor for multitudes of students and faculty. His scholarly life has centered on the relationship of Islam and Christianity. In 2008 he completed the book The Mission and Death of Jesus in Islam and Christianity and is currently working on a chapter for a book edited by David Emmanuel Singh on issues related to the Incarnation in the context of Christian-Muslim faith sharing.

Further biographical information
Curriculum Vitae
2012 Global Issues Forum Poster

semester abroad

Saturday October 20th

GFU Off-campus Semester Pre-Departure Orientation I & II

9 - 11:00am - Cap and Gown Room

Pre-Departure orientation is a requirement for students spending a semester off-campus through George Fox University.

This fall's pre-departure orientation I & II will be for students studying off-campus during the Spring 2013 semester.

Topics covered will include preparation, health, safety, culture shock, reverse culture-shock.

goed

Tuesday - Wednesday, October 9-10

Directors of GoED Africa and Mekong semester programs will visit campus
Michael and Adele Pucci will be speaking in various classes and hold an information table in the Bruin Den.

Michael will give talks at the following times:

Tuesday: Christian Discipling (Roger Newell): 10:40am in Hoover 208 "Life Together: Western Wealth & Poverty"

Wednesday: Global Political Economy (Tom Head): 6:30 - 7:30pm in Stevens 109

Wednesday: Quaere Verum (QV) student - led group: 7:30- 9pm in the International House

semester abroad

Monday, October 8th

Off-campus Semester Informational Meeting

8-9:00 pm - Hoover 102

Students interested in spending a semester studying off-campus should attend one of these meetings. Students will hear from current George Fox students recently returned from studying off-campus. They will hear about the application process.

skip scheil

Wednesday, October 3rd

Photography Experience of the Israeli and Palestinian reality
Skip Schiel - Quaker Photographer, writer, & political activist

7-8:30 pm - Hoover 105 (cost is free and open to the public)

Skip Schiel has been documenting the Palestinian and Israeli reality through photographs and journal postings since 2003—work with a better feel for the detailed texture of life in Gaza and the West Bank than any appearing in US media. Schiel spends time where most journalists dare not tread, amidst ordinary Palestinians, sharing in the dangers and frustrations of their lives. Skip's hope is that through witnessing his photographic experience, viewers will become more connected to the Palestinian and Israeli reality, further paving the way to a peaceful future.

What do Quakers, the Religious Society of Friends, have to do with Israel-Palestine? By following some of the activities in the Ramallah Friends School & the American Friends Service Committee’s work in Gaza & the West Bank (& with references to its efforts in Israel), Skip shows how this numerically small but often effective group has made a difference in this land of troubles.

semester abroad

Saturday September 15th

GFU Off-campus Semester Pre-Departure Orientation I & II

9 - 11:00am - Cap and Gown Room

Pre-Departure orientation is a requirement for students spending a semester off-campus through George Fox University.

This fall's pre-departure orientation I & II will be for students studying off-campus during the Spring 2013 semester.

Topics covered will include preparation, health, safety, culture shock, reverse culture-shock.

semester abroad

Tuesday/Wednesday, September 11 & 12th

Spring 2012 GFU Off-campus Semester Students

Welcome Back gathering

7-9:30 pm - GFU International/Cultural House

This is a time for semester off-campus students to gather together to share experiences from Spring semester 2012. It is a time to connect experiences while off-campus and discuss experiences after returning to campus.

Other off-campus study alumni are invited to join at 8:45pm.

LCC

Monday - Tuesday, September 10 & 11th

Lithuania off-campus study program recruiter visits GFU

Kristen Leichty, GFU Alumna, will have an informational table in the Bruin Den on Monday and Tuesday, September 10-11 to advertise GFU's newest off-campus program offering to students who want to study abroad in Lithuania. Kristen will also be making various appearances in select courses during her stay.

If you are interested in meeting with Kristen during her stay, stop by the Bruin Den or contact Melanie Newell - mnewell@georgefox.edu to schedule an appointment.

Romania

June 6 - 30
Romania and Moldova

June Serve 2012

June Serve was a group of George Fox students and faculty that partnered with the organization Word Made Flesh, that seeks to serve Jesus amongst the poorest of the poor in Romania and Moldova. The trip was a joint venture between the Office of Spiritual Life, Center for Peace & Justice, and Center for Global Studies. The trip was co-led by CPJ/CGS director Clint Baldwin and Margi Felix-Lund, a GFU alumna who previously served with WMF in Argentina.

The team worked alongside Fall 2010 Missional Practitioners In-Residence David and Lenuta Chronic.

Click the links below to watch David Chronic speak about the work of Word Made Flesh in Romania and Moldova.

Video 1 | Video 2

rotary international

Friday - Sunday, May 18 - 20
George Fox University

Rotary District 5100 2012 Conference

"Building Peace through Rotary"
This was a time for all Rotarians to come together and celebrate their accomplishments from the past year and learn how the district plays a key role in "embracing humanity and peace" in 2012 and in the years to come.

Three renowned, dynamic speakers shared their time: John Dear - peace activist nominated for the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize, Maude Barlow - author, activist, and former advisor on water to the UN, and PDG Dean Rohrs - activist from South Africa, RI President's Rep.

For more information

Larry Diamond

Friday, May 4, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Smith Memorial Union, Portland State University, Portland OR

Larry Diamond - "Global Struggles for Democracy: Reflections from the Front Lines"

Co-Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Oregon, and the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University, in conjunction with the 2011-2012 Hatfield Scholar Award Presentation. A small group of GFU Alumni, faculty, and staff were in attendance.

Larry Diamond, a leading contemporary scholar of democracy studies, presented a talk assessing the current state of democratic progress throughout the world, and laid out strategic principles for nurturing and advancing global democracy. Diamond is being honored with the 2011-2012 Hatfield Scholar Award. Named after the distinguished former Governor and Senator Mark O. Hatfield, the Award is offered to exceptional scholars whose careers best exemplify the Hatfield ideals of public interest, scholarship, public service, civil and human rights, social justice and peace.

Event Website

Sima Samar

Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland OR

Sima Samar- "The Question of Afghanistan"

As part of the annual International Speaker Series, the World Affairs Council of Oregon welcomed Human Rights Advocate Sima Samar to present. Several political science and peace studies students, faculty, and staff attended.

Afghan human rights pioneer and Nobel Peace prize nominee Sima Samar has spent her life breaking barriers. The first Hazara woman to obtain a medical degree from Kabul University and an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, Dr. Samar was Deputy President of Afghanistan and the country’s first Minister for Women's Affairs. Ousted by religious conservatives, she now chairs the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission.

Event Website

Romania 5k

Sunday, April 22, 9:00 a.m.
George Fox University Track

Run for Romania - 5K Run/Walk

Run for Romania was a 5K Run/Walk that benefitted the 2012 June Serve Team going to Romania and Moldova.

June Serve is a group of George Fox students and faculty that partner with the organization Word Made Flesh, that seeks to serve Jesus amongst the poorest of the poor in Romania and Moldova. The trip is a joint venture between the Office of Spiritual Life, Center for Peace & Justice, and Center for Global Studies. The trip will be co-led by CPJ/CGS director Clint Baldwin and Margi Felix-Lund, a GFU alumna who previously served with WMF in Argentina.

Click to see the flyer for the event

Link Logo

Thursday, April 12, 7:30pm
Hoover 105, George Fox University

LiNK - Liberty in North Korea returned to GFU

The death of Kim Jong-il has brought renewed focus on North Korea. But too often that focus is dominated by concerns over nuclear weapons or security issues or on the attitudes of its recluse leaders. But despite changes at the top of the leadership in Pyongyang, the harsh reality of life for ordinary North Koreans goes on.

The People's Tour redefines the North Korea crisis by highlighting the suffering and stories of the North Korean people. LiNK promotes an approach to North Korea that is defined and created by the North Korean people.

Link Logo

Wednesday, April 11
George Fox University

Semester in Spain Representative on Campus

Sarah Sanford, Director of Marketing & Recruitment Semester in Spain at Trinity Christian College, visited campus in order to provide George Fox Spanish students with information about the Semester in Spain program in Sevilla, Spain which George Fox sends students to every year.

Best Semester

Monday, March 19th, 8:00 p.m.
Hoover 102, George Fox University

Best Semester Off-campus program Ice Cream Social

CCCU Best Semester Campus Ambassador Amanda Kate Winkelman ran an informational meeting for students interested in studying through an off-campus program.

CCCU Best Semester has several great off campus programs in Australia, D.C., England, Uganda, L.A., Nashville, China, Costa Rica, Jerusalem, and India.

Students who attended heard about opportunities, individual stories from past participants, and enjoyed delicious sundaes.

For more information, e-mail Amanda Kate at amandakate17@gmail.com

Invisible Children

Monday, March 12th, 8:00 p.m.
Cap & Gown Room, Student Union Building, George Fox University

Invisible Children visited campus as part of the Kony 2012 tour.

A team of American and Ugandan representatives from Invisible Children visited GFU on March 12th, 2012 to present the San Diego-based organization's latest documentary about the central African conflict surrounding the LRA. This documentary, entitled Kony 2012, highlights the atrocities of the LRA's control in 5 central African countries and calls for the commander's capture and trial at the International Criminal Court, where he has been wanted for a number of years.

Click to view George Fox's web announcement of the event

Amartya Sen

Sunday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland OR

Amartya Sen - "Economics, Ethics & Justice"

As part of the annual International Speaker Series, the World Affairs Council of Oregon welcomed Economist and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen to present. Several George Fox political science and peace studies students, faculty, and staff were in attendance.

Named as one of Time Magazine’s "100 most influential persons in the world," Amartya Sen won the 1998 Nobel Prize for Economics for his work on famine, human development theory, and welfare economics. Widely praised as “the conscience of his profession,” the Indian-born Sen provoked controversy by challenging the traditional economic model of self-interest as the prime motivating factor of human activity.

Event Website

AMBEX

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
George Fox University

AMBEX - American/Bavarian Exchange semester program director Jerry Orr visited GFU

Jerry Orr, director of AMBEX, one of GFU's approved off-campus semester programs was on-campus to share information with students about his Germany-based semester program.

The Justice Conference

Friday and Saturday, February 24-25, 2012
Portland Convention Center

The Justice Conference 2012

For the second year in a row, George Fox University's Center for Peace and Justice and Center for Global Studies was an exhibitor at this event.

George Fox's Associated Student Community (ASC) subsidized 45 tickets for students. The Office of Spiritual Life also subsidized tickets for student life chaplains.

The Justice Conference 2012 was the second annual international gathering of advocates, activists, artists, professors, professionals, prophets, pastors, students and stay-at-home moms working to restore the fabric of justice. It was a two–day annual event to promote dialogue around justice related issues such as human trafficking, slavery, poverty, HIV/AIDS and human rights, featured internationally acclaimed speakers, hundreds of humanitarian organizations and dozens of pre-conference workshops.

Click for more information
or email: info@thejusticeconference.com

Tyler Amy

Monday and Tuesday, February 14 & 15, 2012
George Fox University

Tyler Amy - Creation Care Studies Program/Renewal

Tyler is a recruiter for the Creation Care Studies Program (CCSP), which offers semester-long study programs in Belize and New Zealand. He also serves as the Coordinator for Renewal, a non-profit that works with students across North American campuses, aspiring and equipping them with tools to care for God's earth.

Schedule

Tyler will be speaking in select classes, as well as at a table in the Bruin Den. Monday evening he will be speaking at Quere Verum (for more information contact Ashley Brown) and Tuesday evening at a talk-back session held in the Cap and Gown Room at 5:30 pm.

CCSP fits well with the Mission Statement of George Fox University and the purpose of the Center for Peace and Justice:
Promoting Peace, Justice, and Care of the Earth
Jesus Christ calls us to be peacemakers, to serve the poor, and to engage our world responsibly. We are a community that actively creates peace, promotes justice, and cares for the earth.


Jim Lehrer

Friday, February 3, 7:00 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland OR

Jim Lehrer - "Politics and Principles"

As part of the annual International Speaker Series, the World Affairs Council of Oregon welcomed Journalist, News Anchor, & PBS NewsHour Correspondent Jim Lehrer to present. Several George Fox political science and peace studies students, faculty, and staff were in attendance.

For more than three decades, Jim Lehrer has been one of the most respected voices in broadcast news—lauded as an “island of sanity in the madness of television news” by the American Journalism Review. As longtime anchor of the PBS NewsHour and as a moderator for 11 presidential candidate debates over the last six elections, Lehrer is uniquely qualified to set the stage for our examination of American politics and global engagement.

Event Website

World Affairs Council

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Jam Cafe, SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR

World Affairs Council of Oregon Young Professionals

World team trivia

One current GFU student, two alumni, and a CPJ/CGS staff member competed in this trivia event, presented by the Young Professionals group associated with the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

World Religions Day

Sunday, January 15, 2012, 3-5 p.m.
Cap & Gown Room

Sacred Journey: Perspectives on Lived Faith

George Fox University marked World Religions Day with a speaker panel of faith leaders in Portland area.

(This event was part of GFU's engagement with the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge)

This time was meant to emphasize the particularity as well as the interconnectivity of lived belief. It was a time meant to learn about each other and to enjoy the company of one another. We are each of us unique, but we are also all uniquely tied together. From the broadest sense of being part a global biosphere to the very local sense of the corner farmers market, we are neighbors. So, this time was about practicing being neighbors together through the particular lens of learning about the importance of lived belief through hearing sharing from representatives of four different belief communities.

Panelists: Rabbi Daniel Isaak - Congregation Neveh Shalom (SW Portland), Shahriar Ahmed - President, Bilal Masjid (Beaverton), Abbot Kyogen Carlson - Dharma Rain Zen Center (SE Portland), Sarah Thomas Baldwin - George Fox University Pastor/Dean of Spiritual Life.

Book Drive

Monday - Friday, December 12-16, 2011

Campus Wide Book Drive

GFU's Center for Peace and Justice and Center for Global Studies hosted a campus wide book drive during finals week. Books collected were donated to the benefit of Invisible Children.

Throught he book drive, unwanted books become the means to rebuild schools and provide scholarships to students in Northern Uganda. A lot of unwanted books are thrown out at the end of each year when college bookstores stop buying them back. Invisible Children has partnered with an organization called Better World Books using proceeds from the collected books to fund literacy and education in Northern Uganda.

Invisiblechildren

Thursday, December 8, 8-9 p.m. Hoover 103

Off-Campus Programs Informational Meeting

Students interested in studying off-campus during the 2012-2013 school year should attended this informational session.

Student speakers: Amy McDonald (South African studies program), Aaron Swor (Austrian Studies Centre), and Whitney Helikson (GoED Africa) shared with students about their semester off-campus experiences during the Spring 2011 semester.

symposium

Friday, December 2, 12:00 PM
Executive Dining Room, SUB

Brown Bag Lunch Informational Meeting for Mission Year (a new semester off campus opportunity) with President Leroy Barber

Mission Year is a national urban initiative that introduces participants to missional and communal living while living in city centers.

Mission Year President Leroy Barber shared lunch with students whilst sharing about this exciting new opportunity.


Peter Eichstaedt

Wednesday, November 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Consuming the Congo: War & Conflict Materials in the World's Deadliest Place

Presenter: Peter Eichstaedt, veteran journalist
Location: Mercy Corps Action Center, 28 SW 1st Avenue, Portland, OR

Veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt (Africa Editor for the Institute for War & Peace Reporting at The Hague and author of Pirate State: Inside Terrorism at Sea) traveled around the eastern Congo talking to militia leaders, former child soldiers, businessmen, and aid workers to gather stories of the day-to-day challenges of life in the former Belgian colony, largely precipitated by colonial exploitation and internal strife after gaining independence.

Eichstaedt explores a tense and urgent first-hand picture of life in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a place where more than 5 million Congolese have died in the quest for the valuable minerals that bring the West’s taken-for-granted creature comforts of cell phones and computers to life.

Students interested in attending this event should contact Clint Baldwin: cbaldwin@georgefox.edu

For more information: World Affairs Council of Oregon event page

Maggie Park

Tuesday, November 1st

GFU welcomes Cinema, Media, and Communication scholar to campus

Maggie Park came to George Fox to discuss her PhD research on the sets of Twilight, Captain America, and Love at First Sight. Her degree focuses on the adaptation of popular fantasy films: Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, the Narnia and the Twilight films. She is Head of Development for Elfin Productions, based in the U.K. and travels as an international officer for Bangor University in Wales, in the United Kingdom.

Speaking Schedule:
10:35 - 11:50am - Writing 110 'College Writing' class, Lemmons 14
12:00 - 1:10pm - 'Scriptwriting for Media' class, EHS Building 325
2:45 - 4:00pm - Writing 110 'College Writing' class, Lemmons 15
Pitch Festival: Location and Time TBA

GOED

Monday & Tuesday, October 24th & 25th

Directors of GoED off-campus semester program to visit campus.

Michael and Adele Pucci visited GFU to share information about the semester programs GoED Africa and GoED Mekong. They will have a table in the Bruin Den both days as well as lectures and information plugs at the following times:

Monday, October 24th -

ECON 370 Global Political Economy 1:40-2:55pm in HVR 208

Quaere Verum 7:30pm in 209 N Edwards St, Newberg, OR

Tuesday, October 25th -

LACI The Majority World in the West 1:20 - 2:10pm in Stevens 101

GoED Alum and information meeting 4-5:30pm in EHS 102

Invisiblechildren

Monday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.

WE ARE WITNESSES by the Stages Performing Arts Youth Academy

Location: Cap & Gown Room

Cost: FREE

Stages Performing Arts Youth Academy

WE ARE WITNESSES is the true account of 5 Jewish adolescents whose lives are depicted during the time of Hitler’s regime. These beautiful people tell their heart rendering accounts by bringing their diaries alive with the innocence and ideological endearments only young people can. Audiences will share their struggles and honorable lives as the 3 boys and 2 girls tell their stories. This is a wonderful theatrical experience you don’t want to miss. For a writeup about this play click here.

Renewal

October 20-23

Renewal Summit 2011
Houghton College - Houghton, N.Y.

The Renewal Summit is a time of practical training and community building with other students interested in creation care. The training summit will feature some of today's most relevant Christian and environmental leaders as keynote speakers and will focus on campus organizing and skill development.

Students interested in attending should contact the Center for Global Studies/Peace and Justice.

Click for more information

AMBEX

Thursday, October 20th

Director of AMBEX - Germany off-campus semester program visits campus.

Jerry Orr will visited GFU to share information about the AMBEX - American Bavarian exchange program. He had a table in the Bruin Den both days as well as informational plugs in a few classes during the day.

ICMU

Thursday, October 20

The Institute for Christian-Muslim Understanding (ICMU): Making Sense of a Middle East in Transition

Speaker: Rami Khouri

Westminster Presbyterian Church 1624 NE Hancock, Portland, OR 97212

6pm- Reception & Exhibits

7:30pm- Presentation

Rami George Khouri is a Palestinian-Jordanian and U.S. citizen whose family resides in Beirut, Amman, and Nazareth. He is the Director of the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut as well as editor-at-large of the Beirut-based Daily Star, and a syndicated columnist and author. View his articles at: www.ramikhouri.com

George Fox Center for Peace and Justice is the official endorsing institution for this event.

Admission is free and open to the public.

CEI

Wednesday-Friday, October 19-21
Buffalo, N.Y.

Symposium for Sustainability Workers
Center for Environmental Leadership - Sustainability Project

Center for Global Studies / Peace and Justice director Clint Baldwin will attend this symposium as a founding board member. The goal for this gathering is to lay the foundation for how CEL can best strengthen and support the vital work of sustainability coordinators, staff, faculty, and administrators who are actively engaged in campus sustainability efforts.

GFU's involvment with CEL alligns with the university's belief in the importance of creation care as a part of global justice.

Click for more information

Featured article in Flourish Magazine - Fall 2011

Alarm

Tuesday & Wednesday, October 11-12

2011 Global Issues Forum
GFU Center for Peace and Justice hosted Rev. Célestin Musekura & Meredith Wheeler of ALARM (African Leadership & Reconciliation Ministries)

Schedule of Events:
Tuesday, Oct. 11
9 p.m. - Shalom - Cap & Gown room. Speaker: Meredith Wheeler

Wednesday, Oct. 12
10:40 a.m. - Chapel, Speaker: Rev. Célestin Musekura (Bauman Auditorium)
Noon - Talk-Back Lunch with Célestin, Meredith, and Arlene Tatum from International Reconciliaton Ministries (Cap & Gown room)
7:30-9 p.m.- Evening program, Speaker: Rev. Célestin Musekura (Hoover 105) followed by reception in the lobby

ALARM exists to empower the African church to impact the African continent by developing and equipping leaders with skills and tools to nurture and deepen the Christian faith for the transformation and reconciliation of the African communities. ALARM was founded in 1994 in response to a crisis of Christian leadership in Africa following the genocide in Rwanda.

Dr. Célestin Musekura is the president and founder of ALARM, Inc. He is an ordained Baptist minister and published author who was born and raised in Rwanda.

Dr. Meredith Wheeler is the International Director of ALARM, Inc. He has served in senior leadership capacities for more than 25 years. His leadership has been characterized as visionary, creative, relationally focused and passionate.

davy desmond

GFU Alumna Davy Desmond '08 returned to speak about her work with Orphans in Africa

20 September 2011

Davy was a double major at GFU in Economics & International Studies. Since graduating she has focused her energies on serving the poor. For the past few years she has been working with Orphan Relief and Rescue. Currently, she is working to establish a fuller and more thriving ministry in Uganda.

While at GFU Davy spent a semester in Uganda and Rwanda with the GoED Africa program.

info meeting

Informational meeting for Students interested in studying off-campus

19 Sept 2011

Students interested in studying off-campus during the 2012-2013 school year attended this informational session to hear from past participants and also learn the proper procedure for applying to study off-campus.

ccsp

CGS Director Clint Baldwin taught week-long course in Belize
Creation Care Study Program - Belize, Central America

10-17, September 2011

Clint Baldwin taught a week-long course to students attending the CCSP Belize off-campus study program.

CCSP Belize allows students to examine sustainable development and tropical ecology through a Christian lens of creation care and stewardship by utilizing field studies in Belizean villages, tropical rainforests, mountain streams and Caribbean atolls. Students also have the opportunity to take part in interest-specific internship and practicum experiences with Belizean organizations seeking regeneration and renewal of the land and communities.

Bread for the World


Hunger and the Budget Crisis - a faith-based call to action
Conference held by Bread for the World and co-sponsored by GFU Center for Peace and Justice and Center for Global Studies
(Location: Mercy Corps Headquarters - Portland, Ore.)

September 17, 2011

The goal of this event is to gain an understanding of what is at stake with the upcoming cuts to programs that help the poor both at home and overseas. This is the most serious challenge to these programs in decades. At the event we will formulate an advocacy action plan which will combine our voices in working to limit these cuts and reaffirm the idea that a budget is a moral document that represents the values of our nation.

Cost: Free

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New Off-Campus study program in Lithuania sends representative to GFU
September 8, 2011
LCC International University - Klaipėda, Lithuania

Rebecca Sok, GFU Alumna '06, will have an informational table in the Bruin Den on Thursday and Friday, September 8-9 to advertise GFU's newest off-campus program offering to students who want to study abroad in Lithuania. Rebecca will also be making various appearances in select courses during her stay.

If you are interested in meeting with Rebecca during her stay, stop by the Bruin Den or contact Melanie Newell - mnewell@georgefox.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Congo Peacemaking Conference
Location: Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo
July 6-13th, 2011

The Center for Peace and Justice and Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends sent 3 George Fox Students - Amy McDonald, Sara Eccleston, and Nick Ogle, along with Ty Olson - GFU Alumnus 2007, former CPJ director Lon Fendell and current director Clint Baldwin to the DRC in July to facilitate a peacemaking conference in the border town of Uvira with the local Quaker commmunity.

The conference explored questions of how peace and justice can work together in the conflict-ridden context of the DRC. The facilitators spoke theoretically and practically to participants about teaching and learning peace and reconciliation in a global world.

Former CPJ director Lon Fendell recently wrote an article on his experience in the DRC.
Click here to read the article
Nicholas Kristof

World Affairs Council of Oregon presents Nicholas Kristof
"Revolution in the Middle East: What Next?"
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, 7:00 p.m., June 13, 2011

Center for Peace and Justice staff attended this event.

Kristof, who grew up near the town of Yamhill, Ore., has written for the New York Times since 2001. He and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, jointly won a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for their coverage of the democracy movement in China, and Kristof won a second Pulitzer in 2006 for his reporting from the Darfur region of Sudan.

Their recent bestseller, "Half the Sky" lays out an agenda for the world's women and three major abuses: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence including honor killings and mass rape; maternal mortality.

Viv Grigg Global Urban Mission Leader Visits
Thursday, Feb. 3
Viv Grigg, International Director, Urban Leadership Foundation

Viv Grigg shared information about the Master's in Transformational Urban Leadersnip degree program that he has created at Azuza Pacific University. The aim of the MA program is to increase the capacity of emergent leaders among the urban poor with wisdom, knowledge, character and skill across the full range of leadership dynamics in poor movements.

Viv also shared stories about his experience living in poor communities, pioneering churches, missions and movements among the urban poor of Asia, Latin America and North America.

Nasser Abufarhu

Insisting on Life: Fair Trade in Palestine
January 19, 2011

The Center for Peace and Justice hosted a lecture with Nasser Abufarha, Palestinian-American scholar and social entrepreneur. Abufarha is the founder of the Palestine Fair Trade Association and Canaan Fair Trade, which is bringing Palestinian olive oil and other traditional foods to mainstream American and European markets, while also improving economic conditions for more than 1,700 farmers in the West Bank.

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Panelist Discussion on Lausanne Conference
Location: Hoover Academic Building, George Fox University
November 2, 2010

The university’s Center for Global Studies and Center for Peace and Justice hosted a panel related to George Fox's participation at the Lausanne Movement’s Third Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town South Africa, in October (http://www.lausanne.org/cape-town-2010). A writeup about GFU's participation in the conference can be found here.

Members of the panel included:Robin Baker, GFU President, Sarita Gallagher, Religious Studies & David Chronic, GFU’s missional-practitioner-in-residence, Fall 2010.

For more information on the Lausanne Movement, visit lausanne.org