East-West Church & Ministry Report
Vol. 3, No. 1, Fall 1995, Covering the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe


Practically Speaking

The MacArthur Foundation announces a Fund for Foreign Travel, designed to facilitate travel abroad for individuals from the former Soviet Union with no alternative funding source to participate in workshops and conferences abroad.

For intensive courses in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian languages offered at 17 schools in the United States and 18 programs taught in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, see "Summer Language Programs," American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies NewsNet 35 (Jan. 95), 17-30.  The cost for this issue is $5.00.  Annual, nonmember subscriptions cost $20. Contact:

Central Asia Study Center
In 1991 agencies focusing on Central Asian Muslims launched a specialized training program in a Muslim city overseas.  It has stressed on-location, hands-on preparation.  Participants are involved in language study, learn unique dimensions of Central Asian Islam, and grapple firsthand with ministry in a controlled setting.  Sponsoring agencies are Operation Mobilization, Cooperative Services International/CAFE, Frontiers-Canada, People International, WEC, Youth With A Mission, Assemblies of God Division of Foreign Mission, Bethany Fellowship Mission, and the Samuel Zwemer Institute which manages the Center.

The program is designed for people planning to invest more than one year in ministry in Central Asia.  Three 10-week sessions are conducted each year.  To date, CASC has served more than 120 missionaries.  1995 sessions are scheduled to begin in March, August, and November.  Contact:

Dr. Robert Douglas, Executive Director, Mission 21 LCS 
Box 675 
Lincoln, IL 62656 
tel:  217-732-7788, ext. 2274, fax:  217-732-5914
c/o Open Doors 
Field Operations 
Box 318 
3850 AH Ermelo, Holland 
tel:  31-3410-19502; fax:  31-3410-25554

Practically Speaking, East-West Church & Ministry Report, 3 (Winter 1995), 13.

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1995 Institute for East-West Christian Studies
ISSN 1069-5664


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