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Johns Hopkins University
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Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

October 13, 2004
To: Religion or higher education reporters, editors, producers
From: Amy Cowles | 443-287-9960 | amycowles@jhu.edu
Re: Johns Hopkins University hosting annual meeting of college chaplains
When: Sunday, Oct. 24, through Tuesday, Oct. 26
Where: Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith and Community Service Center
3509 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Religious administrators from 27 colleges and universities will gather at Johns Hopkins University s Homewood campus for the annual meeting of the Association of College and University Religious Affairs. Topics to be discussed include the best practices and worst pitfalls in chaplaincy, artistic expression in interfaith campus communities, how first generation Indian students adjust to changing family and social dynamics, and the sharing of sacred space among various religious groups on campuses. Other events include a dinner on Oct. 24 with members of the Muslim Students Association to mark the end of the daily fast during Ramadan, and a lecture by Tamara Sonn, professor at the College of William and Mary and a member of the academic advisory council for the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. Titled "The Legacy of Islam in the Western World," Sonn s lecture is free and open to the public and will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Hodson Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St.

The complete schedule is online at https://www.seattletech.com/webreg_1_6/ index.php?confno=496&stguniv=119&PAYMENTS=TRUE. Reporters interested in covering the conference or speaking with Sharon Kugler, chaplain at Johns Hopkins and a past president of ACURA, should contact Amy Cowles at 443-287-9904.

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