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The LFP National Office Closes for the Holidays!
Friday, December 19, 2014

The LFP National Office will be closed December 22, 2014 to January 4, 2015.  We will re-open Monday, January 5, 2014. We hope that you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


 

Announcing the 2014 Arlin G. Meyer Prize Winner
Thursday, November 13, 2014

The winner and finalists for the 2014 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Visual Arts was announced at the twenty-fourth annual National Conference.  Find out more here.

 

2014 Annual National Conference
Monday, May 19, 2014

The 24th annual National Conference has concluded and highlights from the 2014 conference at Xavier University of Louisiana will appear soon on our website.  Check back later!  

 

2014 Workshop for Senior Administrators
Monday, May 19, 2014

We have concluded our 2014 Workshop for Senior Administrators and highlights from the Workshop are available here.

 

Call for Submissions: the 2015 LFP Book Award
Monday, November 4, 2013

The LFP is now accepting nominations for its biennial Book Award.  Please see our website for more information.

 

November LFP Update
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Check out the recent _LFP_Update_

 

Follow the Exiles from Eden Blog!
Thursday, November 1, 2012

The LFP is now sponsoring a new blog, Exiles from Eden.  Go check it out!

 

National Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities
Thursday, July 8, 2010
If you are interested in learning more about membership in the National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here. 

Two Upcoming Regional Conferences


There are two upcoming regional conferences.  One at Samford University and one Gordon College

 

Teaching The Christian Intellectual Tradition Conference:  Augustine Across the Curriculum

Samford University Birmingham, AL
October 2-4, 2014


Samford University is proud to announce its inaugural conference on “Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition”  (TCIT). Supported by funding from the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities, this biennial conference is designed to provide an opportunity for scholars from across the disciplines to share ideas about teaching Christianity’s rich intellectual heritage to today’s undergraduates. Samford University is committed to teaching this heritage through its Core Texts curriculum and University Fellows honors program, and we seek to create a network of universities and scholars devoted to similar ends. Each conference will focus on a different figure or theme and will equip undergraduate faculty with effective strategies for teaching the tradition in a variety of courses across the curriculum. 

The 2014 conference will focus on Augustine and will feature plenary speakers Peter Kaufman (University of Richmond) and Kristen Deede Johnson (Western Theological Seminary). Specialists and non-specialists are invited to submit proposals; however, proposals should be designed with the non-specialist in mind and should directly address how to incorporate Augustine in the classroom. Proposals that demonstrate the interdisciplinary connections in Augustine’s work are strongly encouraged.

The deadline for proposals is May 16, 2014. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by June 15, 2014.  For more information, see Samford University's conference website.

St. Augustine

 

 

 



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Islam in the Classroom:

Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching about Islam in a Post 9/11 World

September 21, 2015


On September 21, 2015, Gordon College will host a one-day LFP-sponsored Regional Conference: “Islam in the Classroom: The Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching Islam in a Post 9/11 World.” 

Speakers will be Amir Hussain, (Loyola Marymount University); Jennifer Hevelone-Harper (Gordon College); Judith Rood (Biola University), and Gabriel Reynolds (University of Notre Dame).

The purpose of this one-day conference is to bring several leading scholars together to deliberate well and wisely about how accurate and insightful knowledge of Islam can be taught in the college classroom. Particular emphasis will be placed on the teaching of Islam in church-affiliated colleges and universities, whether Protestant or Catholic, in the North American context. Foci of papers may include: the place of Islam in the Core Curriculum; Christian-Muslim dialogue; the state of Islamic studies in North America; teaching the historical origins of Islam; teaching Islam and contemporary affairs; teaching turning points in the history of Islam; understanding Islam in theological perspective, and teaching Western perceptions of Islam/Muslim perceptions of Western societies.
 

Be looking for further information over the coming year.




Description and Guidelines for Regional Conferences


Regional Conferences or Workshops represent a flexible category of programs that encourage examination of topics of special significance to faculty, administrators, and students at a particular institution or group of institutions, or matters of special intellectual concern to faculty and others in Christian higher education. The focus, character, and constituency of the conference may vary to suit the needs of the applicant, within the general guidelines listed above. Previous successful conferences and workshops have focused on issues facing schools in a particular region, topics of current debate among faculty at a particular school, student life issues, graduate student matters, various theological or denominational traditions in higher education, an array of topics in liberal and professional education, and issues of civic and public concern to the Christian intellectual community.

Funding is available for up to two Regional Conferences or Workshops taking place in the 2015-2016 academic year at $12,500 each. It is expected that in many cases the host institution or group of institutions may also contribute to funding the conference. Institutions that have already received a grant in this category will not be eligible in the same category again for three years after the original grant was awarded.  Although Regional Conferences or Workshops represent a flexible category of programs, priority is given to applications for programs that connect representatives from campuses within a particular geographical region.

Application deadline: September 15, 2015 for a program planned for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Application to host a Regional Conference

Learn more about past Regional Conferences here.



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