Stanley L. Olsen
Stanley L. Olsen

Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD

Stanley L. Olsen
Chair of Moral Values

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2003-2004 activities


A New Opportunity for Senior Citizens,
co-sponsored by Ann Pederson, Stanley L. Olsen Chair of Moral Values
and Kate Holmquest, Director of Church Relations

Augustana Academy for Seniors

Third Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Eucharist, Lecture, Lunch
Third Thursdays: 10:00-11:00 a.m. for discussion of relevant readings (optional)

Readings are available online or at the Augustana College Bookstore.

Cost: $25 per semester (covers three lunches and programs)
Registration: Contact Kate Holmquest
Augustana Academy for Seniors, C/O Chapel of Reconciliation
Augustana College, 2001 S. Summit Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Thursday Readings

These are available at the Augustana Bookstore.


Thurs 18 Sept 2003 reading and discussion
Topic: Our Cosmic Neighborhood: Conversations on Our Calling in the World
Discussion leader: Arlen Viste

Reading (books available at the Augustana Bookstore.)

Joseph Sittler, Evocations of Grace: Writings on Ecology, Theology and Ethics, Ed. Steven Bouma-Prediger and Peter Bakken, Eerdmans, 2000 (paperback).

Barbara Brown Taylor, The Luminous Web: Essays on Science and Religion, Cowley Publications, 2000 (paperback).

    In the Sittler book, read especially the chapter entitled "Called to Unity," p. 38-50.

    This was originally delivered as an address to the Third Assembly, World Council of Churches, New Delhi, India, on November 21, 1961.

      Joseph A. Sittler, "Called to Unity," The Ecumenical Review, 14 (January 1962): 177-87. (This is the original publication. The address has been reprinted several times, as cited in the following, and in the book chapter above.)
      This article is linked here, with permission of the WCC. (File size is 1 MB.)

      Joseph Sittler, "Called to Unity," Pulpit Digest, 42, no. 290 (July-August 1962): 11-18.

      Joseph Sittler, "Called to Unity: Our Moment in History is Heavy," Vital Speeches, 28 (February 15, 1962): 281-85.

      Joseph Sittler, "Called to Unity," The South East Asia Journal of Theology, 3 (April 1962): 6-15.

      Joseph Sittler, "Called to Unity," Currents in Theology and Mission, 16, no. 1 (February 1989): 5-13.

    The Barbara Brown Taylor book was preceded by an article in Christian Century, which eventually evolved into Chapter 3 of the book.


Thurs 16 Oct 2003 reading and discussion
Topic: Our Religious Neighborhood: Meeting Islam
Discussion leader: Art Olsen

Reading (book available at the Augustana Bookstore.)

    Jamal J. Elias, Islam, Religions of the World Series, Ninian Smart, Ed., Prentice Hall, 1998 (paperback).


Thurs 20 Nov 2003 reading and discussion
Topic: Our Political Neighborhood: The Moral Challenges of an Interdependent World
Discussion leader: Lynwood Oyos

Reading (book available at the Augustana Bookstore.)

    Anthony Giddens, Runaway World: How Globalization is Reshaping our Lives, Rev. ed., Routledge, 2002 (paperback).


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