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Autumn 2007 | Volume 30, Number 2

Global Christianity: Surveying the World's Religious Landscape

Global Christianity
Global ChristianitySince 9/11, people have seen dramatic worldwide changes, including the resurgence of Islam. But, writes historian Joel Carpenter, we have ignored "a seismic shift in the world": Christianity has become a worldwide faith.

Did You Know?
Fire From Heaven
Touchable at Last
Teaching and Learning Among Dalit Children

Losing Faith
Losing FaithIs Europe abandoning its Christian roots? Yes, argues author and public commentator George Weigel. In an interview with SPU professor Kathleen Braden, he asks whether democracies can thrive "amidst profound spiritual boredom and deep moral anarchy."

A Conversation With George Weigel
*Online Exclusive: More Conversation With George Weigel
Europe: A Place of Discovery for Generations of SPU Students

Project Understanding
Vali NasrVali Nasr educates Americans about Islam and Mideast conflicts. The Iranian-American author-scholar, who has advised U.S. officials, spoke to SPU's annual Downtown Business Breakfast about America and the Muslim world.

Engaging Ideas: Three Responses to Vali Nasr’s Visit

Globalization and the Flat World
Flat WorldThis year, SPU's University Scholars will take their historical survey of great works into the 21st century with a new class on globalization. One text they'll read is The World Is Flat — and Response readers can join them.

Join Students in Reading The World Is Flat
Other Books on the "Globalization" Reading List

Neighbor to Neighbor
Allison Hosley '98Stories of Christians who think and act globally begin with a visit to Darfur. There, nurse and aid worker Allison Hosley '98 worked in the midst of the 21st century's first genocide, and with people she came to know and love.

Allison Hosley: Home Is Where God Needs Her
Art Ellis: Providential Connections
Aleya Mullet Hanson: Outpouring of Love
Brandon Teng: Business Solutions for Social Needs
Kim Segall: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself
Henry and Dorothy Littlejohn: Seeking Salaam in Our Time
John Wesley Johnson: Advocacy With a Global Touch
Jennifer Jantz: A New Generation of Global Leadership
Jaeil Lee: Autobiography of a Dream

Department Highlights

from the president
Going Global
President Philip Eaton asks the Seattle Pacific community to discuss what “global” means for SPU.

APA Accreditation
SPU’s doctoral program in psychology now in an elite group.

Street Vision
Hillary Prag '06 gives homeless teens a voice — through a camera lens and Seattle gallery showing.

books, film, & music
Behind the Faces
Four new films may help moviegoers learn to love and understand their global neighbors.

On the Fast Track
Jessica Pixler received numerous awards as a freshman, including an international gold.

my response
A Banquet of Languages
David Habecker ’93 says knowing multiple languages gave him a new perspective on life — and his faith.

Response art
Forbidden City
Professor Joanna Poznanska and her husband share “Forbidden City,” by a Chinese artist.