IIE Opens Emergency Student Fund to Provide Financial Relief to Iranian Students Studying in U.S.
Upcoming Opportunities for Training
Ethnic America Network
April 18-20, Wheaton, IL
RJC Academy Classes
Registration closes April 1! Japan 101, April 8-June 2, 2013 For more information: http://www.rjcnetwork.org/?page_id=121
Japan 101 is our basic class to help you. Those who have been helped by this class range from Japanese and veteran missionaries to those just getting started. As with all of our classes, they are on-line so you can take them from wherever you are. They are free so you can afford them. And they are extremely helpful. Mary shared, "This has been a wonderful course. It really opened my eyes in learning about how to reach out to Japanese in many different ways."
Upcoming events offered by Horizons International: http://engagingislam.org
1. May 26 – 31 From Cubs to Lions. Boulder, Colorado.
For new and maturing converts from Islam. This is not a conference where you will hear testimonies and stories of conversions.
This is a discipleship course that covers many topics such as:
- Christian Worldview
- Disciplines of the Christian life
- How to read and study the Bible
- How to deal with your family and friends
- Gaining a heart for the world.
Two levels will be offered, beginner and intermediate.
2. June 13 – 15 "Making Disciples among Muslims" conference. Edmonton, Canada.
Intermediate to advanced teaching on Discipleship and going beyond evangelism to establish and strengthen converts in their faith.
3. June 17 – 21: Engaging Islam: Dearborn, Michigan.
Training in Evangelism with outreach every afternoon.
4. July 8 – August 2: Strategic Institute for Muslim Studies: Boulder, Colorado
Four intensive weeks of teaching which include teaching, interaction and role play.
Week 1: Inside Islam and Muslims – Elijah Abraham
Week 2: Evangelizing and Discipling Muslims – Tat Stewart
Week 3: Church Planting in Muslim Contexts – Bill Nikides
Week 4: Polemics and Apologetics – Jay Smith
Georges Houssney and staff will also be teaching on various issues and topics, lead in role plays, and share conversion stories.
Register and more information: http://engagingislam.org
Articles of Interest
NY Times: More Japanese Heading Abroad to Study
While the number of overseas students from China and India has grown steadily over the past two decades, the number of Japanese students studying abroad had been dropping since the late nineties, New York Times reporter Miki Tanikawa writes. The reporter cites IIE statistics showing that "the number of Japanese students studying on U.S. campuses hit a peak of 47,000 in 1997, and then fell to 19,000 in 2011."
But now that trend is reversing. According to the article, the number of new visas issued by the U.S. State Department to Japanese students rose 10 percent to 18,668 in 2012, from 16,811 in 2011, partially because Japanese employers are cultivating a more globalized working environment, and partially because more Japanese students at the college and high school levels are going overseas to study English. Read more at the New York Times.
Syrian Scholar Finds Refuge at Indiana University
An IIE Scholar Rescue Fund scholar from Syria who arrived to the United States just last month has found placement at Indiana University.
Abdal-Razzaq Moaz, an expert on the history of Islamic art and architecture, and a former deputy minister within the Syrian government, has received a one-year appointment at Indiana University's School of Global and International Studies and will teach a class there in the fall.
Moaz is one of nearly 500 scholars who have been assisted by IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund, which provides academic fellowships for established scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries.
Read more about Moaz and Indiana University’s work with at-risk scholars on the IU website.
ISI Conference Update
PRE-NC 12 M:28 Training Event – June 21-22, 2013
Back by popular demand, we would like to announce a pre-National Conference M:28 Training Event for June 21-22, 2013. ISI's M:28 disciple-making initiative is dramatically changing how local ministries reach and disciple international students for global impact. The M:28 model is easy to use, reproducible, and it is going viral in many parts of the world. The benefits? Radical and exponential ministry replication.
This event will offer dual track training for beginner and intermediate levels where you will learn:
A Simple Disciple-Making Strategy
Biblical Concepts for Spiritual Multiplication
The DNA of Church Growth
The Role of Prayer in Kingdom Expansion
How to Engage Seekers in Truth Discovery
A Transformational Model for Marketplace and Community
Key Tools to Advance the Great Commission
Join us this June 21-22 for a one-and-a-half-day training event you will not want to miss! You can register at http://www.regonline.com/m28.
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