Thursday, January 24, 2013

God, Genes, and Human Identity - Dr. Jimmy Lin, Feb. 21

From The Trinity Forum and Church of the Advent.
Thursday, February 21, at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW.

Please join us on Thursday, February 21 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC for what promises to be a fascinating conversation on the links between genetics and human identity, and how to understand our bodies and our selves in the light of both genetic information and biblical truth.
This is the final Evening Conversation in our three-part series entitled "Science & Faith in Conversation: Our Place, Self, and Soul" sponsored in part by the Templeton Foundation "Scientists in Congregations" Initiative, and co-hosted by The Church of the Advent and The Trinity Forum.
Jimmy Lin, MD, PhD, MHS, is a 2012 TED Fellow and Founder/CEO of Rare Genomics Institute (RGI), the world's first platform to enable any community to leverage cutting-edge biotechnology to advance understanding of any rare disease. Partnering with 18 of the top medical institutions, such as Harvard, Yale, and Johns Hopkins University, RGI helps custom design personalized research projects for diseases so rare that no organization exists to help.
Dr. Lin is also a medical school faculty member at the Washington University in St. Louis and led the computational analysis of the first ever exome sequenching studies for human disease at Johns Hopkins. He has numerous publications in Science, Nature, Cell, Nature Genetics, and Nature Biotechnology, and has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the Huffington Post.
We hope you will join us for wine, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation at the National Press Club.
There is a $10 Registration Fee to help defray the cost of food and wine. Please click on the link below to register. You will be redirected to our PayPal page where you can make your payment and a member of our staff will follow up with you for the names of your guests.  
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If you have any questions about the event, please contact Events Coordinator Luci Laffitte at or 202.944.9881.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Participate in Census of the Homeless, Jan 30 2013

2013 District of Columbia "Point in Time" Homeless Census

A project of The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness and District of Columbia Continuum of Care

On Wednesday,  January 30,  2013,  the District of Columbia will conduct its annual census of homeless persons living on the street. From 9:30pm to 2:00am on the night the census, volunteer teams led by trained homeless outreach professionals will canvass the city for unsheltered,  homeless persons and conduct a brief survey about their experiences and circumstances. 

Volunteers throughout Washington, DC are needed to assist with a survey of homeless residents that will help determine the need for services and guide decisions about how to use available resources.

Results of the 2013 count and survey will provide benchmark numbers, which establish a basis for developing local community and regional strategies to help alleviate homelessness and measure the effectiveness of programs currently serving homeless individuals and families. Please consider participating in this event to learn how to love our neighbors better.

Register to volunteer HERE.

Tom Fredericksen,
The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness
And remember, the shelter hotline is 1-800-535-7252.

John Marienau Turpin