East-West Church & Ministry Report
Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer 1996, Covering the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe

News Notes

Freedom House, which annually measures political and civil rights worldwide, gave 18 countries its lowest rating in 1996, including Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Source:  World Evangelical Fellowship Progress Report (12 April 1996):4.


Note the new phone, fax, and e-mail for the University of Illinois Slavic Reference Service, which provides expert assistance for difficult reference questions.  Contact:  Slavic Reference Service, 225 Library, University of Illinois, 1408 West Gregory Dr., Urbana IL 61801; tel: 271-333-1244; fax: 217-333-1582; e-mail: Helen Sullivan (helen1@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu).

The University of Alberta's Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies has established a Ukrainian Church Studies Programme, focusing on church history, church-state relations, and Ukrainian churches in the diaspora. Noted Canadian authority on religion in Ukraine and professor emeritus of Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, Dr. Bohdan Bociurkiw, will donate his personal library and archives to the Institute.   For further information see the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Newsletter (Fall 1995): 2-3 and 38-39; or contact CIUS directly: 352 Athabasca Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AL, Canada T6G 2E8; tel: 403-492-2972; fax: 403-492-4967; e-mail: cius@ualberta.ca.

Peter Deyneka, Jr., received the doctor of divinity degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary on 8 June 1996.  A graduate of Wheaton College and Northern Baptist, Deyneka was a missionary with Slavic Gospel Association for 37 years, serving as president for 17.  In 1991 he became the founding president of Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries which, in addition to Christian publishing, focuses on consulting and networking with other organizations for more effective Christian ministry in the former Soviet Union.  His wife, Anita, who served at SGA for 22 years, is director of research for Russian Ministries.  She received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Seattle Pacific University, in June 1993.

News Notes, East-West Church & Ministry Report, 4 (Summer 1996), 12-13.

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