"To Create a Different Future: Christian Hope in Postmodern Thought and Culture."
The Shuv Institute is presently involved in several projects. They include the following:
The Reconciliation Project of Eastern Europe is a joint venture between the Shuv Institute and the Latvian Theological College of Jurmala - an extension of the Shuv Institute.
This project focuses on the protection of human rights in the Baltic and Ukrainian cultures as well as the chasm between Russian legal standards and international norms as they affect the Christian church throughout eastern Europe.
The mission of this project is to investigate various needs of social institutions and the church including, in particular, research opportunities in every field of study.
Preparing Moral Leadership for Engaging Culture
The "Being Human As People Of God" project includes some of the most outstanding philosophers and poets, scientists and political thinkers from around the world. It incorporates a series of summits and supporting forums over a two year period beginning in the fall of 2002. The development of this project is jointly sponsored by The Shuv Institute of Seattle, WA, George Fox University of Portland, OR, and Regent College of Vancouver, B.C.
Over the past several decades theology has become increasingly privatized. The "Being Human As People Of God" project investigates this situation and explores imaginative new strategies for developing a "public theology" in the humanities, the social sciences, the physical sciences and the arts. It examines many of the assumptions, beliefs, and practices of Western culture in light of Judeo-Christian values and tests the hypothesis that a revitalized Christian mind, spirit, history and law is a prerequisite to the virtues of a good society. The audience for this project includes religious and professionals in such diverse fields as medicine, law and politics, business and economics, science and the arts.
This project investigates the profound paradigm shifts that define our societies today. It includes a powerful thought provoking study of change and the implications of that change for the church and its members in the midst of cultural convergence between East and West. The former president of Latvia, Guntis Ulamnis, is the principle presenter for this project. Other presenters include religious leaders, state and local political leaders, and business, professional, and educational leaders throughout the Pacific Northwest. Scheduled for February 4th through February 18th, 2002 in Seattle, Washington.