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Two-day Seminar on Race and Reconciliation to be Held at Cedarville University

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Two-day Seminar on Race and Reconciliation to be Held at Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office

October 13, 2005

Cedarville, Ohio—Cedarville University will host a two-day seminar on race and reconciliation on October 26 and 27. Sponsored by the University`s Division of Student Life, the event is called "Beyond Tolerance: Grace." The purpose of this event is to raise awareness about issues of race and reconciliation, as well as to provide ideas and concepts that will put these issues in perspective. "Our American culture is still struggling with issues of racial tension," said Jonathan Purple, assistant to the vice president of student life. The University`s firm belief that Christians should take leadership roles in issues such as racial harmony and unity was the motivation behind hosting these seminars. This free two-day event includes a variety of presentations; the complete listing is available at

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Pastor Chris Williamson of Strong Tower Bible Church in Franklin, Tenn., will begin the two-day events by speaking at 10 a.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center`s Jeremiah Chapel. The same day, various seminars will take place highlighting a variety of issues concerning race and reconciliation. At 7 p.m., the movie Amistad, starring Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, and Matthew McConaughey, will be shown in the Stevens Student Center Theater.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, Dr. Michael O. Emerson will speak at 10 a.m. in the Jeremiah Chapel. Emerson is a professor of sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Later that afternoon, Emerson will hold a question and answer session about two of his books, Divided By Faith and United By Faith. In the evening, the University`s own gospel choir, OneVoice, will perform a mini-concert between the men`s and women`s basketball games. The games will begin at 6 p.m. in the Callan Athletic Center. All events, except the basketball games, are free. There is a $2 charge for the basketball games. For more information, contact Jonathan Purple at 937-766-7652.