by Jim Brown

Christian teachers from all over the nation will be on hand as the Christian Educators Association International (CEAI) celebrates its Year of Jubilee National Convention in Glendale, California the week of July 24-27, 2003

The 50th anniversary convention features noted author and recording artist Joni Eareckson Tada presenting the 2003 National Christian Educator of the Year; Dr. Jack Hayford , Chancellor of the King's College and Seminary, teaching about the power of prayer; and Drs. Hugh Ross and Walter Bradley speaking on science and creation. There are workshops about such topics as integrating faith into the workplace and the legal rights of Christian educators and students. CEAI co-founder Dr. Clyde Narramore will also be honored.

“Nowhere is the current culture war more pronounced than in the field of education,” says CEAI Executive Director Forrest Turpen. “The classroom has become a battlefield of ideas. There are many special interests promoting a worldview that would push the Christian perspective out of the schoolhouse entirely.

“Our mission is to respond to this challenge in our second half-century by equipping educators. We must rededicate ourselves to promote educational excellence as an expression of Christian commitment, preserve Judeo-Christian heritage and values through education, and set the record straight: God has not been ruled out of the public schools.”

CEAI was founded in 1953 as the National Educators Fellowship by Dr. Narramore and the late Ben Weiss “to encourage, equip and empower Christians serving in public and private education.”

For registration and information, contact CEAI toll free at (888) 798-1124 or visit

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