In Brief: Covenanters Making News

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CHICAGO (October 28, 2009) – Efrem Smith, pastor of Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will be interviewed during a conference call that will focus on “reclaiming the arts for God and how we create art from the viewpoint of God’s beloved.”

The conference call will be held at noon CST on October 30. Participation is free and open to anyone. To register, click here. (Registrants can ignore questions about being a host church and being confirmed for conference, as they are from an old form.)\
In addition to being a Covenant pastor, Smith is an internationally recognized speaker and the author of numerous articles and books, including The Hip Hop Church.

Diversity Conference Attracts Midwest Students

CHICAGO, IL – More than 550 students from 20 colleges and universities located around the Midwest attended the North Park University Student Diversity Leadership Conference on Friday.

More than 220 of the students came to the North Park University campus from other colleges and universities.

North Park students inspired the idea for the half-day conference, says Terry Lindsay, conference chair and North Park’s dean of diversity and intercultural programs. The dean organized a leadership conference in 2008 that was open to just North Park students, but they advocated holding a second event that would be open to others as well.

Brenda Salter McNeil, a nationally recognized speaker on diversity issues, opened the event with a message that answered the question, “What does it mean to understand human differences?” Students then participated in workshops they chose from topics that included “Diversity in Campus Ministries,” “Leaderships Skills Influenced by Faith and Spiritual Formation,” and “Cultivating Intercultural Competency.”

A full-day event is being planned for 2010.

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