Church leader to speak on piety and politics Sept. 19 at Gettysburg College

A national leader of the United Church of Christ (UCC) will speak on "Piety and Politics on the Road to the White House" Sept. 19 at Gettysburg College.

The Rev. John H. Thomas, president and general minister of the UCC since 1999 and a 1972 graduate of Gettysburg College, will deliver the Martin Fausold History Department Lecture. The free, public event is set for 5 p.m. in the Joseph Theater in Breidenbaugh Hall on North Washington Street.

Thomas is one of five members of the UCC's Collegium of Officers, which guides the church's national ministries. Thomas is a graduate of the Yale University Divinity School. He studied at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland and is the author of numerous articles on ecumenical issues.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

Posted Sept. 11, 2008

By Justin Brower

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Thu, 11 Sep 2008


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