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Figuring out how to mourn in the Age of Skype

Posted on: July 13th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Figuring out how to mourn in the Age of Skype


Soon after returning to the United States from Cambridge University, Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig learned by email and Twitter that her instructor had died in a car accident. Back in the UK, people were as grief stricken as she was, but she couldn’t see or hear or touch them — all important parts of traditional Christian mourning. At the Atlantic, she asks, do religious traditions still provide a good map for grieving?

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Leadership Education at Duke Divinity,  Faith & Leadership,  News & Ideas,  July 11, 2014

Resources for church communications in the digital age

Posted on: May 20th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Christian leaders today have to grapple with one of the most profoundly disruptive trends in the world: the digital revolution. Faith & Leadership offers resources to help with communications — online, in traditional media, in marketing, and within organizations. Read more »

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Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, Faith & Leadership, May 20, 2014

 

 

Social Media Sunday: June 29, 2014

Posted on: May 16th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Social Media Sunday: June 20, 2014

Social Media Sunday. It’s a thing. Or at least it could be, this June, in your parish. Read more…

 

 

 

 

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Weekly update from The Community, May 16, 2014

 

Telling the good news, in the media

Posted on: May 13th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Telling the good news, in the media

It isn’t easy for a church or other Christian organization to get media coverage (unless something has gone wrong). But it is possible, with these 10 tips from two church communications consultants.

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Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, News & Ideas,  April 29, 2014

 

 

The nun who got addicted to Twitter

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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The nun who got addicted to Twitter

The Atlantic: Can evangelization work on social media?

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Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, News & Ideas, April 10, 2014

 

 

People for whom one cellphone isn’t enough

Posted on: April 5th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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People for whom one cellphone isn’t enough

With work and home lives more intertwined than ever, some people are trying to maintain a clear line between the two by carrying two cellphones, the Wall Street Journal reports. With pictures of the children on one device and emails to the boss on the other, having two phones creates an extra layer of privacy.

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Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, News & Ideas, April 2, 2014

Selfies bring ashtags to Lent

Posted on: March 8th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Selfies bring ashtags to Lent

Wall Street Journal: Christians embrace, and debate, a modern show of faith’s place on Ash Wednesday.

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Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, News & Ideas, March 6, 2014

Massive open online forces

Posted on: February 14th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Massive open online forces

The Economist: The rise of online instruction will upend the economics of higher education.

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Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, News & Ideas, February 12, 2014

 

Southern Africa archbishop launches Africa e-reader project

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By ACSA media team, with additional reporting by Bellah Zulu

The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) has launched a new e-reader project to “promote electronic learning in dioceses in the Western Cape and at the Province’s principal residential college for ordinands”.

The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba launched the new initiative when he opened and blessed a new Centre for Reflection and Development at his official residence and offices in Cape Town, on January 28.

During the opening ceremony, Archbishop Makgoba said, “We’re continuing a tradition of a passion for education. We [the Church] have played a pioneering role in South African education, from as far back as the 19th century.”

In this project students will be supplied with electronic readers or tablet computers to give them access to webcast lectures from Bishopscourt and other venues. They will also be able to download readings as well as log into the electronic academic library resources.

The Revd Godfrey Walton is the inaugural director of the project. He said, “In the first phase of the project, students from College of the Transfiguration (COTT) and students and ordinary church members from four dioceses in the Western Cape will be covered.”

He added, “In later phases, we plan to extend the project to cover the Church in the rest of southern Africa, and then to the whole continent.”

Archbishop Makgoba recounted the education history of the country and how the Church has been involved as a pioneer. He said, “In the 1980s, Bishopscourt established one of the country’s first electronic bulletin boards, used by Archbishop Tutu to circumvent hostile media reporting during the anti-apartheid struggle.”

“It was here too that my predecessor, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, conceptualised and started the Historic Schools Restoration Project to revitalise schools, [which] played a pioneering role in educating black pupils,” he said.

The Archbishop was grateful for the support the Church in Southern Africa has received from the Compass Rose Society, the Anglican Communion Office, Trinity Church Wall Street, the Motsepe Foundation and The Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Development Trust.

Currently, most theological colleges in the African continent have under-resourced libraries and the “e-reader project will serve as a major electronic resource for students and clergy involved in academic reading and research.”

Despite having challenges like many other Africa countries, education standards in South Africa are comparatively high and according to research, South Africa compares well with international standards.

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Anglican Communion News Service, [ACNS],  January 31, 2014

 

The nine commandments of Twitter

Posted on: January 27th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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The nine commandments of Twitter

The (London) Guardian: Church of England issues new heavenly directives governing Christians’ use of social media, including “Thou shalt not rush in.”

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Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, News & Ideas, January 24, 2014