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12. ART in Orvieto, Institutional Repository, AGM

ART in Orvieto is an advanced summer studies program in Orvieto, Italy, that offers an ecumenical exploration of Christian understandings of the arts. The program provides a four weeks residency designed for artists, writers, and graduate students, as well as others interested in the intersection of art, religion, and theology. It is a program of the Institute for Christian Studies in the Toronto School of Theology.

The acronym ART represents Art, Religion, and Theology, the foci of the program. The program begins in summer 2015. For more information visit

Annual General Meeting Dec. 4

Reminder to all ICS members to renew their membership for voting at the AGM scheduled for 4 December 2014. As a member and supporter of ICS, you are a crucial partner in our work—work that will create lasting change in our world.

Thank you for your continued commitment to Christian higher education in the reformational tradition. We are counting on you to renew your membership today!

ICS Institutional Repository at its First Anniversary

On October 21st, the ICS institutional repository will celebrate its first year of operation. The repository, a digital archive of the intellectual output of ICS, is globally available through the internet at

Updated on a continuous basis, collections in the repository include faculty publications, masters and doctoral theses, conference papers, as well as past and current issues of Perspective. To date the repository has generated over 14,300 downloads, with viewers accessing the web site from South Africa, Indonesia, Ukraine, China, France and the Americas, just to name a few of the countries of origin.

We are still searching for ICS alumni that may have a master or doctoral thesis in our library collection and have not been contacted by our Research Assistant Ruth Bott or our Librarian Isabella Guthrie-McNaughton to have their thesis entered into the repository. If you are one of these alumni, or know someone who is, please contact today!