East-West Church & Ministry Report
Vol. 1, No. 4, Fall 1993, Covering the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe


Central Asian Study Center, a cooperative effort of a number of evangelical ministries, provides language training and orientation in the history, culture, and Islamic faith of the people of the region. Contact:  

Channels, edited by Richard Upjohn, is an annual publication listing work and service opportunities with over 100 nonprofit organizations in the former Soviet Union. Highlighting openings for students, teachers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, doctors, and other professionals, it is available for $15 from the Center for Civil Society, which also produces Civil Society--East and West. This monthly publication provides current information and resources for building relationships between private organizations in the United States and those in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Annual subscriptions to Civil Society--East and West, are $25. Contact:


Disput: Istoriko-filosofskii religiovedcheskii zhurnal (Dispute: Historical, Philosophical, Research Studies Journal) is an unusually wide-ranging, thought-provoking new publication in the Russian "thick" journal tradition. It provides a platform for both Russian and non-Russian and Orthodox and non-Orthodox opinion on religion, philosophy, and history. Special emphases include Christian apologetics and the relationship of the world of learning and the world of faith. The first three issues treat readers to an Academy of Science-authored modern Russian translation of the Old Testament books of Genesis (no. 1, January-March, 1992, and no. 2, April-June, 1992) and Exodus (no. 3, July-September, 1992);. Orthodox contributions by Metropolitan Kyril of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, Vyacheslav Polosin, and Irina Ratushinkaya; well-known Soviet atheist writers A.I. Klibanov and L.N. Mitrokhin; and an eclectic variety of Western Catholic (G.K. Chesterson and Hans Kung) and Protestant authors (Charles Colson, James Dobson, Kent Hill, Paul Mojzes, J.I. Packer, Francis Schaeffer, and Robert Webber). The editors have plans for an annual English-language digest of Russian contributions to Disput. Contact:

Attn: Nikolai Shalotovsky 
Khristianskii most 
Zoologicheskii per., d. 10 
123557 Moscow, Russia 
Tel: 253-7684; fax: 352-8268
Mikhail Morgulis 
Christian Bridge 
380 S. Schmale Rd., #210 
Carol Stream, IL 60188 
Tel: 708-690-0726; 
fax: 708-510-9570 

Publishers' annual catalogs often provide announcements of valuable studies on religion in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Note, for example, relevant titles carried in M.E. Sharpe's 1993 listing:

In addition, M. E. Sharpe publishes a great variety of important findings on religion in its journals of translations. Recent examples include: To be placed on the catalog mailing list contact:
M.E. Sharpe, Inc. 
80 Business Park Dr. 
Armonk, NY 10504 
Tel: 800-541-6563; fax: 914-273-2106 
AG Marketing 
105 Finsbury Park Rd. 
London N4 2JT, England 
Tel: 44-071-226-2304; fax: 44-071-354-5099 

A Russian Employee Compensation Report, issued on May 13, 1993, surveys wages paid to national workers in the Russian Republic by 50 Western firms. The study gives compensation ranges for twelve positions (including interpreter/translator and driver) based on location, the company's legal classification, and industrial classification. Compensation Study Updates are scheduled for November 1993 and May 1994. For information on subscription rates, which range from $550 to $900, contact:

The Richmark Group, Inc. 
39 S. LaSalle St., 5th Floor 
Chicago, IL 60603 
Tel: 312-368-0800; 
fax: 312-368-0832 
ulitsa Kibalchicha 2, kv. 97 
Moscow, Russia 
Tel/fax: 7095-286-1551 

Turkic Peoples of Central Asia incorporates a wide range of short articles, primarily from mission newsletters, on the history, religion, culture, anthropology, and demographics of the mostly Muslim peoples of the Caucasus, former Soviet Central Asia, and western China. Articles, which date from 1977 to 1992, range in format from prayer appeals to footnoted academic pieces. Reproduction quality for this plastic, ring-bound handbook is adequate except for some photographs and typewritten sections. Best suited for introductory level orientation to the regions covered. Available for a suggested donation of $6 from:

EWC&MR extends its apologies to Doug Smith for an editorial error in his article, "Software in Cyrillic," EWC&MR 1 (Summer 1993), 14: "The runner-up IBM compatible program, Windows, requires a good deal of computer [not electrical] power."

Resources, East-West Church & Ministry Report, 1 (Fall 1993), 13-14.

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1993 East-West Church and Ministry Report
ISSN 1069-5664

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