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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


Saturday, April 21 — Psalm 52
Leviticus 15:1–24; Mark 5:21–43

The snares of death encompassed me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the Lord: ‘O Lord, I pray, save my life!’ Psalm 116:3,4

The disciples awoke Jesus and said to Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:38–39 (NKJV)

Christ Jesus, how prone we are to worry. How we forget your words, “Fear not.” When our faith is diminished by fear, gently remind us to take refuge in you. “Saranam, Saranam, Saranam.” Amen.

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