Becoming the People We Need: Mentors and Mentoring Communities

Citation: 
Becoming the People We Need: Mentors and Mentoring Communities. Consultation at Brown University, Providence, RI, June 14-17, 1998.
Abstract: 

The Association for Religion and Intellectual Life held two national consultations on mentoring. The first consultation held at Brown University in 1998, "Becoming the People We Need: Mentors and Mentoring Communities," explored the role of mentors and mentoring communities in the formation of character both within the academy and the wider public arena. Charles Henderson and David Ames co-hosted the event and several mentors led workshops over the three days. The keynote speakers were Cheryl Keen and James Keen. In addition, Peter Van Ness introduced his manual, “Scholars as Mentors.” It includes an introduction by Peter Van Ness that explores the relationships between ethical and spiritual beliefs and how these interrelated beliefs can be addressed in a mentoring program. The articles in the manual cover a wide range of issues related to mentoring from a variety of perspectives ranging from personal narratives to feminist pedagogy. (KH)

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Association for Religion and Intellectual Life
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