New edition contest “The moon and the sun”

Davide Romano – director Adventist Institute

The Adventist Institute is pleased to announce the new edition of The Moon and the Sun competition for the year 2022. The competition provides a valuable opportunity for young Adventist scholars to make their thesis work and curriculum known, guided and questioned by their faith in Jesus.

On the
page dedicated to the contest
are available the
of the competition and the
entry form
to participate in this competition, which will award the following scholarships:

  • 4 scholarships (worth €500.00 each) reserved for undergraduates with a Bachelor’s degree;
  • 4 scholarships (worth €750.00 each) reserved for CU undergraduates or master‘s degree holders;
  • 2 scholarships (worth € 1,000.00 each) for master’s and/or doctoral theses,

Dissertation work must relate to topics in the area of spirituality, religion or the Adventist Church. Those who belong to the Adventist Church of the Italian Union and have graduated from all non-Adventist national universities in the 2022 academic year are eligible to apply.

The application must be submitted by filling out the form on the
page dedicated to the call for applications
by December 31, 2022.

The following theses were awarded for the last edition of the competition (2021):

  • Rachele Conti, from the Milan community

Topic: Analysis of the Scout method and the values that Scouting conveys, investigating the relevance of the method itself.
Title: “Scouting values and their impact in 21st century society
At the Faculty of Public Relations and Business Communication of the IULM University of Milan.

  • Gabriella Ferrara, of the Potenza community

Topic: Saxophone and organ duo: sacred-inspired and contemporary repertoire
Title: “Saxophone and organ – affinities and contrasts Guy de Lioncourt and Denis Bédard
At the faculty of “Chamber Music” Ateneo Conservatorio di musica “C. Gesualdo da Venosa” Potenza.

  • Stefania Floro, from the Bari community

Topic: Religious assistance in Italian penitentiaries
Title: “From crime to faith, equal but different
At the
E-campus Faculty of the University of Novedrate (CO).

For this project, the Adventist Institute is collaborating with various Adventist organizations including: the CeCSUR (Cultural Center for Humanities and Religious Sciences), the Adventist Youth Ministries and the group GSA (Young Adventist Scholars), and wishes to support and follow our young university students so that they may feel strong support from the church in the continued integration of their academic education into their own world of values and being “Adventist.”

I encourage and urge our many dear college students to participate in this initiative.

May the Lord guide and sustain you and above all, enlighten, inspire and give you wisdom in every moment of your life.

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