Judson University Hosts Delegation from Nagaland
(Elgin, IL - June 28, 2012) A group of eight dignitaries from Nagaland will convene on the Elgin campus of Judson University this week to discuss matters of governance and learn more about the cities of Elgin and Chicago.
The group arrived Monday evening from New Delhi. The group spent Tuesday in Chicago, visiting the Willis Tower, architectural boat tour, lunch at Navy Pier, and dinner at Lou Malnati's. Wednesday morning, the group will gather for breakfast in the Reed Room of the Betty Lindner Campus Commons to meet with City of Elgin officials, followed by a tour of City facilities and the Police Station. The delegation will depart Wednesday evening for Washington, D.C.
Nagaland borders the Indian state of Myanmar, once known as Burma. 70 years ago, Nagaland was an uncharted territory governed by native tribes. Today, 65% of the Naga population of nearly two million people is Christian. The significant shift in Nagaland's religious culture is attributed to the Presbyterian and Baptist missions movement that originated in Burma. This movement began with a small group of dedicated Christian leaders who wanted to be the first to spread the Gospel in east Asia, among them, Adoniram Judson, the namesake and legacy of Judson University. Many of the missionaries who cultivated the modern Christian culture in Nagaland knew Adoniram Judson directly.
A delegation from Nagaland came to Judson in August 2010 to learn more about the about the modern Christian church in America. During their stay at Judson, the Delegation was able to learn more of their rich Christian heritage and about their ties to Adoniram Judson and the university.
Judson University, a fully accredited, private Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences and professions, began its Elgin campus in 1963. More than 1,100 traditional and continuing education students attend its two campuses, the 90-acre main campus nestled along the Fox River in Elgin and the branch campus in Rockford. Judson offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts with more than 50 majors/minors and Master of Architecture, Education in ESL/Bilingual, Education in Literacy and Organizational Leadership. Judson also offers accelerated (evening) bachelor degrees, certificates and individual courses for adults seeking to improve their professional credentials. To learn how you can prepare for a successful career, contact Judson at JudsonU.edu.