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May 26, 2012

North Shore religion news in brief

The Gordon College Department of Political Science and Christians in Political Science will host the Christians in Political Science Conference (CPS) on Thursday, May 31, through Saturday, June 2, on the college's campus, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. The CPS conference, themed "Power and Justice: Perspectives on Political Order," provides Christian political scientists with a unique forum to explore how faith impacts teaching and scholarship. Events include a keynote address on Friday, June 1, 7 p.m. by college president D. Michael Lindsay titled "Higher Power? How Christians Use Power to Shape the World Around Us"; and founder and director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture Miroslav Volfe, and Henry B. Wright, professor of theology at Yale University Divinity School will deliver the annual Kuyper Lecture on "A Public Faith: A Christian Alternative to Secular and Religious Political Exclusivism" on June 2, 7 p.m. Keynote lectures are free and open to the public. For details and a complete conference schedule, visit

The Christian Women's Connection May Brunch is set for Monday, June 11, from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Guest speaker Rosa Maria Faulkner will share a humorous look at marriage and child-rearing. Laura Malone will demonstrate how to create candles for any occasion. The brunch is $13 all inclusive. All women are welcome, and free child care is available for children ages 5 and under. Reservations are required by Saturday, June 9. For more information, to reserve a spot, for child care details or to make a cancellation, call Jan at 978-532-1379 or 978-303-7873.

In celebration of Israel's 65-year anniversary as a state, the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation and Da'at Tours are planning an active trip to Israel for adults in April 2013. The trip is ideal for first-time visitors, and will include must-see places, including Shabbat in Jerusalem, a float in the Dead Sea, and many more activities. The trip will depart around April 7 and will return around April 17. There will be informational meetings it the coming months. For more information, contact Deborah Coltin at 978-740-4428 or

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