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Responding to Terrorism: A Community Forum at Cedarville University

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by Public Relations Office

October 29, 2001

Cedarville, Ohio—Cedarville University will host "A Community Forum: Responding to Terrorism" Tuesday, October 30 at 8:30 p.m. in the Jeremiah Chapel of the Dixon Ministry Center. The forum will explore the origins of Middle Eastern terrorism and its political, cultural, and religious roots while developing a model for responding to terrorism and our Middle Eastern neighbors. Guest speakers are Dr. Jim Malarkey, chair of humanities and general education of the undergraduate program at Antioch University McGregor; Rev. Dick Bailey, missionary with the Christar mission agency; and Dr. James Bjornstad, professor of philosophy at Cedarville University. Malarkey specializes in social, cultural, and historical anthropology and Middle East studies. He is currently teaching a workshop at Antioch titled, "Terrorism: Impact, Origins, Options." Bailey lived in Pakistan for 13 years and has conducted an outreach program to Pakistanis in the New York metropolitan area for the last 20 years. Bjornstad specializes in world religions and has written many books on the subject. He currently teaches "Religion and Culture" and "Current Religious Movements" at Cedarville University. The event is sponsored by the PEACE Project of Cedarville University, and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 937-766-7808.