ACUCA Biennial Conference & 18th General Assembly (November 1-3, 2010)

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  The ACUCA Biennial Conference and 18th General Assembly took place at Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea, from November 1-3, 2010. The theme for this year’s conference was “Sustainable Development and Christian Initiative.” With this Conference we would like to have taken the opportunity to address some of the critical environmental issues, which our region is facing. We were mindful of the need to strike a balance between a theological and scientific focus. It was our wish to explore the various ways in which we can utilize our ACUCA institutions’ core Christian principles, as well as our extensive and growing ACUCA network. The Conference was an opportunity to share best practices on environmentally-friendly campus development, to initiate international and inter-institutional cooperation, and to re-affirm our commitment to the service of the Christian message in Asia.

We had identified the following as our Conference objectives:

· To identify the connections between the Christian ethic and environmental action, in the light of the dangers and risks faced by the environment in Asia.

· To raise awareness of the environmental dangers that unfettered development poses to Asia, and to identify the role that Christian institutions of higher education can play in developing a sustainable society.

· To share ideas on the successful implementation of policies and curriculum to educate students and to develop an environmentally-friendly campus.

· To explore the possibility of developing a framework for collaborative environmental programs, utilizing ACUCA’s potential for student and faculty exchange.

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