University of Iowa News Release
Dec. 2, 2003
Christian Civility In Pluralistic Society Panel Meets Friday
Four University of Iowa faculty members will explore ways in which a person
can be deeply committed to his or her faith and also appropriately tolerant
and accepting of diversity in a panel discussion titled "Christian Civility
in a Pluralistic Society" at noon Friday, Dec. 5 in River Room No. 1
of the Iowa Memorial Union.
The discussion, part of the Finding God at Iowa noon series, is free and
open to the public.
The three panelists come from diverse academic disciplines as well as religious
backgrounds. Arnold Andersen is a professor of psychiatry at the UI Hospitals
and Clinics. A longtime Presbyterian, he and his family have been attending
Parkview Evangelical Free Church in Iowa City. William Klink, a Lutheran,
is a professor of physics and astronomy. Steve Swanson is a professor of
music and an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Moderator Cary
Covington is an associate professor of political science and is affiliated
with the First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City.
The Finding God at Iowa Noon Series is a program of the UI's Geneva Campus
Ministry. It is designed to complement the well-known Geneva Lecture Series
that brings speakers to UI campus to speak on a wide variety of topics
from a Judeo-Christian perspective. The series is supported by area churches
from Roman Catholic, mainline Protestant and evangelical backgrounds, as
well as a cross-section of religious student organizations on UI campus.
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