2008 Note from the CTS President

Dear Members of CTS:

Welcome to new members, and greetings to all.

Next year’s meeting of the CTS is June 2-4 in Vancouver. The theme of the 2008 Congress is

Thinking Beyond Borders: Global Ideas; Global Values
Penser sans Frontières: Idées Mondiales; Valeurs Mondiales.

Please post the attached Call for Papers and consider papers and or panels which you would like to propose on the theme or other areas of interest. Although the deadline for proposals is January 11, 2008, I would encourage the membership to begin consideration of possible panels now. I would particularly encourage creative formats for proposals, which may require extra time to prepare. Might we explore together alternative pedagogical styles and theories? Joint sessions with our partner societies, such as CSSR, CSBS, CSCH, and CSPS are also strongly encouraged.

The CTS Executive would like to decide on a speaker for our joint lecture in 2010 as the Congress meets at Concordia. We invite you to consider possible speakers that will appeal to our partner members of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, the Canadian Society of Church History and the Canadian Society of Patristic Studies. In the past we have hosted such renowned scholars as Larry Rasmusssen and Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz. Please send suggested names to us by the end of August so that we may begin initial contact and confirm the speaker’s availability.

I’m looking forward to serving you this year as President of the CTS.

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd