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February 2006 CACE eJournal

Welcome to our February 2006 eJournal. This month we are taking the opportunity to bring to you the specifics of our Spring Conference: Freedom and Community: Explorations scheduled for March 21-24, 2006. Ashley Woodiwiss, Professor of Political Science for Wheaton College is heading up this year's event. You can read his summary below. We are excited about the variety of speakers and events offered. These events are free and open to the public. If you would like to register on-line to receive any additional schedule updates or information please visit our Spring Conference web pages.

If you have not been able to attend the Science Seminar lectures exploring the topic of Stem Cells, or want to review what you've heard so far, we encourage you to take advantage of our free audio downloads. You will want to explore the facts about embryonic stem cells vs adult stem cells, the global and ethical concerns and how the stem cell debate relates to cloning. These seminars are being offered weekly and are building toward the two day Symposium, April 3rd and 4th. Visit the link below for more information. Thanks for your interest in Christian ethics. Your feedback is welcome at CACE@wheaton.edu.


Lindy Scott
Director of CACE

Upcoming Events:

Science Seminars, 4:15 - 5:30 Wednesdays throughout Spring Semester held in conjunction with the conference on stem cell research below. Armerding Lecture Hall, Wheaton College Campus. Public Invited.

Freedom and Community: Explorations CACE Spring Conference. Starts Tuesday evening, March 21 2006. Plenary speaker Dr. Carol M. Swain, Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University will speak on reconciliation and immigration. Other speakers include Dr. Chap Clark, Youth Specialist, Brian Walsh and Sylvia Keetsmaat authors of "Colossians Remixed", Dr. Mark Lewis Taylor, Theology and Culture, Botrus Mansour, Israeli/Palestinian relations, Dr. Tim Cooley, Ethnomusicologist and Dr. Ed Leman on Education. Musical features include: Raashon Daniels and Phil Jackson on "Hip Hop" and political satirist, Jeremy Taylor.

Promises and Perils of Stem Cell Research: Human Ingenuity vs. Human Dignity?
speakers include: William Hurlbut, Stanford University, Dr. John Kilner, Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, and Dr. Peter Andrews, Sheffield University, UK
Co-Sponsored by CACE and the Science Division.
April 3 & 4, 2006
Events will be free and open to the public

New for 2006:

We are pleased to announce the 2006 CACE Conference, “Freedom and Community: Explorations.” The tensions which exist between the community’s need for order and the individual’s desire for (and exercises of) freedom is a theme that reaches across time, space, tradition and scholarly discipline. Whether in Antigone or the Pauline epistles, whether in Supreme Court cases or the structures (and strictures) of the community of scholars, the theme of “community and freedom” seems a fixed part of the human condition. The current War on Terror and its continually contested contours, balancing security and civil liberty, is the most dramatic public expression of this theme in our day.

As befits a topic at once so important and of such interdisciplinary interest, we are delighted to offer a wide range of events for the 2006 CACE conference that will explore the theme of “community and freedom.” As a community we will have the opportunity to consider this theme as explored from within such disciplines as music, psychology, education, theology, law, politics, and philosophy. Our keynote speaker for the conference, Prof. Carol Swain, will call us to consider as Christians and as citizens two of the most intractable problems in contemporary American and church life, the issue of race and the issue of immigration.

We hope you will be able to take advantage of this unique gathering of voices, to come, to listen, and to learn.