ESR Takes Ministry to Latin America

The Earlham School of Religion is proud to announce its first class abroad, to be taught in Mexico from January 2-14, 2008.

The course will combine students from ESR and Mexico, with lead instruction by ESR Associate Professor of Theology David Johns. The two-week program will cover what it means to be a Quaker in an experiential and cross-cultural context. Students will spend time in Victoria City and Mexico City for conversation, worship with Friends, and visits to important religious and cultural sites.Victoria, Mexico, ESR & Mexican participants

ESR Dean Jay Marshall stated, "Holding this class in Mexico is another important step for us. It represents our continued commitment to prepare students for ministry in a culturally diverse world, and it is another wonderful opportunity to build stronger relationships with Friends outside of the U.S. It is an exciting new development for us."

In addition, Susan Yanos, Director of the Mullen Ministry of Writing Program at ESR, will conduct a writers' workshop in Monteverde, Costa Rica, from January 24-27, 2008. Entitled "Writing as Ministry: Ways to Engage and Transform Readers," the workshop is another in a series of training sessions requested by Latin American Friends and underwritten by FWCC and its Committee of Latin American Friends (COAL). Meetings in Central America, Cuba, and Mexico are sending representatives to the January event. Professor David Johns will assist Susan in the workshop.