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Call for Papers: Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History & Music

122013callforpapersintroThe fourth Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music is coming to the campus of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary October 2-5, 2014. The conference explores Moravian history and music in a worldwide context from the 15th to 20th centuries.

The conference is sponsored by Moravian College, Moravian Archives, and the Center for Moravian Studies, in partnership with the Moravian Music Foundation, Moravian Historical Society, Moravian Theological Seminary, and Historic Bethlehem Partnership.

The program committee is now accepting proposals for individual papers, panels, lecture recitals, films, and reports on current research projects on any topic related to Moravian history and music. Special consideration will be given to the following topics focused on War & Peace and the Moravians

122013callforpapers2• Martyrdom of John Hus (1369-1415)
• Civil War in America
• Controversy and the Moravians
• Moravian composer, Johann Christian Geisler (1729-1815)

Proposals of 300 words or less will be accepted on the conference website until April 1, 2014. Visit the website for more information and updates:

The program committee will notify accepted applicants by May 1, 2014. A limited number of grants for housing and travel costs is available. Conference sessions and a prize for undergraduate student papers will be offered.
All inquiries can be directed to: Lanie Yaswinski, Conference Chair, 4th Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music, Moravian Archives, 41 W. Locust St., Bethlehem, PA 18018-2757,lanie@moravianchurcharchives.orgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


From the December 2013 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Friday, July 20 — Psalm 88:1–5
Deuteronomy 29:22–31:8; Luke 10:17–24

I will bring them through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. Zechariah 13:9 (NKJV)

Paul wrote: We also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. Romans 5:3–4

God, sometimes life feels too difficult to bear and we cannot feel you with us. Help us to be more aware of your presence even in the most challenging situations, and strengthen us to face the day. Amen.

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