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Windows on the World Preview

Every Friday at 10 a.m. in the McInnis Auditorium, students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to gather and hear a prestigious professional speak to the pursuit of Christian faith, reason, and justice within a highly controversial world. Named “Windows on the World,” this weekly event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, and it brings speakers from all over the country to enter into thoughtful conversations with Eastern’s community about what it means to live “the whole gospel for the whole world.” The following events are forthcoming:

**An asterisk after dates below indicates that after that particular presentation, the Provost’s Office will host a luncheon in Walton Hall’s Baird Library from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. to extend the conversation over a meal)**

Sept. 25**: Dr. Diane King, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Kentucky –“The Bible in Kurdistan: Histories, Representations, Hermeneutics” (part of the “On Knowing Humanity” colloquia series)

Oct. 2**: Rev. Tafue Lusama, General Secretary of the Christian Church of Tuvalu — “Knee-Deep in Reality: The Theology of Island Justice”

Oct. 9**: Al Vernacchio, Chair of the English Dept. and Upper School Sexuality Educator at Friends’ Central School, Wynnewood, PA — “For Goodness Sex – A Conversation About Healthy Sexuality” (related to EU’s Conversation on Human Sexuality)

Oct. 23: Dr. Mayra Picos-Lee, Lecturer in Counseling and Coordinator of Latina/o Initiatives at Palmer Theological Seminary — “Breaking the Cycle: Love Your Enemies”

Oct. 30**: Rachel Held Evans, author of “A Year of Biblical Womanhood,” “Faith Unraveled,” and “Searching for Sunday” — “Living the Questions” (held in University Gym)

Nov. 6: Dr. Kimberlee Johnson, Senior Lecturer of Urban Studies at Eastern University — “From Here to There”

Nov. 13**: T.C. Ryan, author of “Ashamed No More: A Pastor’s Journey Through Sex Addiction” — “Christian Spirituality in a Sex-Saturated Culture” (related to EU’s Conversation on Human Sexuality)

Nov. 20**: Rev. Andy Greenhow, Minister of Stewardship, Congregational Partnership, and Belonging, Broad Street Ministry, Philadelphia — “The Lord’s Supper Beyond Sunday: The Sacramental Approach to Hunger Relief at Broad Street Ministry”

Dec. 4: Music and Dance Departments, Eastern University

For more information, visit www.eastern.edu/offices-centers/office-provost/windows-world or email provost@eastern.edu.

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