Monthly Archives: January 2008

cfp: Christians on Diversity in the Academy (deadline Jan. 31st, 2008)

Christians on Diversity in the Academy (CDA)
1st Annual National Conference

April 23-25, 2008 at Sheraton Suites Fairplex, Pomona, CA


Due to the growing national response of faculty and administrators interested in bringing delegations to the conference we are offering a special discount to those who bring groups.

Groups of five or more attending the conference from the same institution can now receive $50.00 off per registrant (discount taken from standard registration rate).

Step One: Contact the conference offices and let them know the number in your group, names of those in your group, and the name of your institution.

Step Two: Have group members visit conference website and register individually.

Step Three: When paying by check, include an amount that reflects a $50.00 discount from the standard registration cost.

Step Four: When paying by credit card, contact conference office to process credit card and alert them to your group discount.

The group rate is available immediately to all attendees.

The CDA conference is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary forum where scholars and practitioners can dialogue and learn about diversity in higher education and how we as Christians respond to the issues. The conference committees invite proposals relating to themes of diversity within all areas of higher education in the United States.

Online registration is currently available. Visit conference website at  for more information.

Standard—350.00 (Deadline: April 22, 2008)
Late/On site—425.00

Proposals are currently being accepted in the areas of:
·          Diversity in Pedagogy
·          Diversity and Campus Climate
·          Politics of Diversity

Proposals must be submitted online at Proposals may be submitted as paper presentation, symposium, panel discussion, workshop, or poster session. All proposal submissions must be no longer than 120 words. Presenters must be registered for conference at the time of presentation but do not have to be registered to submit a presentation proposal.

For questions about the conference contact conference office at (626) 815-2029 or

Proposal submission deadline: Midnight PST, January 31, 2008.

Presented by Azusa Pacific University’s Office of Diversity Planning & Assessment and Faculty of Color Network.

“What Do Asian Americans Really Believe?” Fenggang Yang lecture at Middlebury College

On March 15, 2007, Dr. Fenggang Yang, Associate Professor of Sociology at Purdue University, and author of Chinese Christians in America Conversion, Assimilation, and Adhesive Identities (Penn State University Press, 1999) delivered one of the William P. Scott lectures at Middlebury College in Vermont entitled “The Pluralism Project of Distortion: What Do Asian Americans Really Believe?” where he argues that Christianity is much more prevalent among Asian Americans than is commonly understood, especially by the Pluralism Project at Harvard University.

Watch a digital video with RealPlayer.
Podcast of the same lecture is also available here.

The following related lectures can also be viewed at this webpage:

April 19, 2007
Jane Smith
Hartford Seminary
“Islam: A Truly American Religion?”
Watch a digital video

April 9, 2007
Prema Kurien
Associate Professor, Syracuse University
“A Place at the Multicultural Table: The Development of an American Hinduism”
Watch a digital video

March 9, 2007
Sharon Suh
Associate Professor in the department of Theology and Religious Studies, Seattle University
“Religion, Immigration and the Quest for a Self: An Examination of Contemporary Korean American Buddhism”
Watch a digital video

March 2, 2007
Nathan Brown
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University
“Islam, Human Rights and Constitutionalism”
Watch a digital video

March 1, 2007
Raymond Williams
Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, Wabash College
“Transnational Religions and American Identities”
Watch a digital video