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Historians, archivists to meet in Mobile
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3/7/2006
[Episcopal News Service]  Episcopalians, history lovers or those wishing to learn more about the Gulf Coast are invited to attend the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists (NEHA) annual meeting in Mobile, Alabama, April 25-29, 2006.
 
Each year professional, volunteer, trained and amateur historians and archivists gather to share information, hear papers, and learn about the host diocese. This year members of the Episcopal Women's History Project will also participate.
 
The historic Christ Church Cathedral will be the venue for the meeting themed "Religion and Architecture on the Gulf Coast." The emphasis will be on the history of the Anglican/ Episcopal Church from the 18th century to the present. 
 
Christ Church Cathedral, the oldest Protestant church in Alabama, will serve as the host of this year's NEHA meeting. While receiving cathedral designation in 2005, Christ Church Cathedral traces its roots back to 1822 and hosted the convention that led to the creation of the Diocese of Alabama in 1830. The Cathedral, located in downtown Mobile, has an active ministry in the community and hosts various events throughout the year for those working and/or living in the area.
 
"People will leave this meeting with a sense of history on the northern Gulf Coast," said Kit Caffey, chair of the NEHA planning committee. "It will be a learning experience for archivists both amateur and professional."

Highlights of the meeting will include a day trip to Pensacola, Florida, a visit to historic churches in Mobile, the annual membership meeting, an elaborate Gulf Coast seafood dinner and walking tours of downtown Mobile. 
 
The cost of the conference is $160 for members and $190 for non-members. Included in the cost are several meals, bus trips and the conference presentations. 
 
For more information please contact: Caffey at 251.626.0053 or Carolyn Levensailor at clevensailor@bellsouth.net The registration form may be downloaded at http://www.diocgc.org/NEHA.php
 
 
 
Note: The following title is available from the Episcopal Book and Resource Center, 800.903.5544; http://www.episcopalbookstore.org/:  
 

To Read: WALKING THE BIBLE: A Photographic Journey by Bruce Feiler, $32.50.
 
 
Its stories may be the best known in the world, but its locations have long been a mystery. Where did Noah's ark land? Where did Moses receive the Ten Commandments? Where are the lost cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? Now, in Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler offers an unprecedented heart-stirring adventure through the landscape of some of history's most storied events. 
 
Featuring Bruce Feiler's own photography as well as his selections from professional collections, Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey brings together breathtaking vistas, intimate portraits, and fascinating panoramas, providing firsthand access to the inscrutable land where three of the world's great religions were born -- and finally puts a face on the stories that have long inspired the human spirit. 
 
Over several years, Feiler traveled nearly ten thousand miles through the deserts of the Middle East, which led first to his runaway national bestseller Walking the Bible. This new illustrated book follows his route, offering a thrilling photographic voyage through the actual places of some of the Bible's most memorable events -- from the heights of Mount Ararat, where Noah's ark landed, to the desert outpost in Turkey, where Abraham first heard the words of God, to the summit where Moses overlooked the Promised Land. 
 
Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey chronicles a landscape that nurtured the relationship between humans and the divine, breathing new meaning into stories that have been a timeless source of inspiration.