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Some very hardy souls braved the icy weather on Wednesday to attend the first of five lectures in this year's Lenten Series, "Prophecy, Social Justice, and the Vision of God," by Bruce Chilton. For luncheon reservations for next week's lecture, e-mail iat@bard.edu or call the office at 845-758-7279. If you were not able to attend on February 13, a copy of the notes from the lecture is available, please click here for details.

On Tuesday, February 19, Mirabai offers a lecture and book signing by Bruce Chilton in honor of the publication of Abraham's Curse. The program begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation, 1682 Glasco Turnpike, just off of Route 212. Click here for registration information.

Bruce Chilton offers a week-long seminar, available for graduate credit, on his new book Abraham's Curse, at the Passionist Retreat Center in the Bronx.The seminar is offered by Wisdom University from March 31 to April 4. Click here for details and registration.

A detailed schedule for the three-day conference, The Golden Rule in the Religions of the World (April 15-17), is available. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are requested. (Click here for details)

For those of you who would like to read and research reference materials of the 1st-century, the Center for James wil be open on Monday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Center is located in the basement of Village Dorm A. Please e-mail Rebecca Fanning to confirm at  rf822@bard.edu.

If you'd like to send your member renewal in now, click here for further information. Thank you! (Check out the member discounts to the right.)

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The Chaplaincy at Bard presents the Faith Temple of God in Christ Choir with members of the Chaplaincy--Rev. Dr. Bruce Chilton, Rev. Ginger Grab, Iman Salahuddin Muhammad, Father Paul Murray, Rabbi Lawrence Troster, and Tatjana Myoko v. Prittwitz--for an evening of music, discussion, and refreshments. Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 p.m., multipurpose room of the Bertelsman Campus Center.

This spring the Rev. Dr. Bruce Chilton offers a series of lectures on the topic, "Prophecy, Social Justice, and the Vision of God." These will meet on Wednesdays, February 13 through March 12. Make your reservation today! (more)


This spring the Institute offers a three-day conference exploring the way the Golden Rule is interpreted in world religions. Organized by Professors Chilton and Neusner, the conference is begins on Tuesday, April 15, through Thursday, April 17.(more)

Bard Chaplaincy Events
Join the Bard Chaplaincy in the Chapel of the Holy Innocents on Sundays at 11:00 a.m., for Catholic Mass at Bard College, a celebration that brings together people of diverse backgrounds, hopes and life experiences and  Evensong-- a multitude of candles, a celebration of light--is offered every Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Services are offered on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in Beit Shalom-Salaam (basement of Village Dorm A).
Special Discounts Available for
IAT Members
Bard's Stevenson Library offers IAT members a 20% discount of the annual Community Membership. Just present your 2008 IAT member card at the information desk to receive this discount.
Current IAT members may receive a discount from selected programs at Miriam's Well. For additional information and discounted registration, e-mail info@miriamswell.org.

Mirabai of Woodstock offers current IAT members a 10% discount on all purchases (excluding workshop fees). Mirabai is located at 23 Mill Road in Woodstock.





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