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Religion News

Former Westboro Baptist Church member to speak at Community Arts Center

Hosted by Lycoming College, Pennsylvania College of Technology and AIDS Resource, Megan Phelps-Roper, a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church, will share her story of self-discovery along with her unique insights on the need for understanding and compassion toward others during her presentation, “Empathy for the Other Side: Dialogue that Overcomes Hate, Makes Connections, and Changes Minds.” The presentation will take place on March 29, at 7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Biblical poem focus of lecture by scripture specialist

Christina Bucher, Ph.D., will discuss the ancient text of the Song of Songs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the Heim Science Building, Room G-9, on the campus of Lycoming College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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M.B. Rich professor of religion publishes book in Russian

Dr. Richard Hughes, M.B. Rich professor of religion, had his 10th book, “Genes, Destiny, and the Cain Complex,” published in Russia. Mikhail Melnikov, the translator, is a clinical psychologist who collected Hughes’ papers for this book to promote Szondi studies in the Russian Federation.

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Archaeology professor featured in ABC series

Lycoming College's Dr. William Dever, distinguished visiting professor of archaeology, was a featured scholar in "Back to the Beginning," a two-part series that aired on ABC Dec. 21 and 28. During the series, correspondent Christiane Amanpour retraced some of the stories and mysteries of the Bible as she explored places that are common to Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

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Religion professor releases new book

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Dr. Richard Hughes, Lycoming College M.B. Rich professor of religion, recently completed his ninth book, "Religion, Law and the Present Water Crisis." Published by Peter Lang Publishing Inc., copies  are available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other authorized sellers.

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