The Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity was inaugurated April 29, 2010, and is located at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts. Luke Veronis, adjunct professor of missiology at Holy Cross, was named executive director. He is also pastor of Saints Constan tine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Webster, Massachusetts. The institute announced that its first missiology course will be "The Missiology of Archbishop Anastasios Yannoulatos of Albania and Practical Evangelism in Albania," taught by Veronis. This course is offered in cooperation with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), St. Augustine, Florida. A member of the Board of Trustees of the Overseas Ministries Study Center, Veronis was an OCMC missionary to Albania for more than a decade. Yannoulatos is an IBMR contributing editor.
The Berlin Society for Mission History (www.bgmg.de/ bgmg-e/) and the Department for the Study of Religion, Mission, and Ecumenism at Humboldt University, Berlin, will hold an international conference, "Mission History as History of the Globalisation of Knowledge," September 16-18, 2010. Case studies, conducted in German and English, will consider the "transcultural appropriation and transmission of knowledge" by Christian missionaries in Africa and Asia from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. For additional information, go online to the journal Social Sciences andMissions (www2.unil.ch/lefaitmissionnaire) or contact Ulrich van der Heyden, Humboldt University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Evangelical Missiological Society will hold its 2010 national meeting September 23-25 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in conjunction with the meetings of CrossGlobal Link and The Mission Exchange. The EMS theme is "Diversity in Evangelical Mission Today." For EMS meeting details, go to www.emsweb.org.
The Ricci Institute for Chinese- Western Cultural History, at the University of San Francisco's Center for the Pacific Rim, will hold an international symposium entitled "Legacies of the Book: Early Missionary Printing in Asia and the Americas." The conference, September 24-26, 2010 - which is being held to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the death of the Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) - will outline "a comparative cultural typology of books printed in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries in the context of Christian missions beyond the boundaries of Europe as a means of transmission of faith, knowledge, and culture," according to a symposium announcement. A display of rare original imprints and other missionary artifacts at the university's Thacher Gallery and Gleeson Library Rare Book Room will complement the symposium. For details, go online to the Ricci Institute, http:// usf .usfca.edu / ricci/ institute / legacies20 10. …