Bruce Feiler Lecture a Success

At a time when the world is asking, "Can the religions get along?," best-selling author Bruce Feiler provided a powerful interfaith message and a hopeful vision for peace and reconciliation. The Libraries of Baylor University presented Feiler as the featured speaker of the 2006 Ferguson-Clark Author Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at Waco Hall.

A native of Savannah, Ga., Feiler is an award-winning journalist who has traveled to over 60 countries on five continents to immerse himself in different cultures. The result is numerous acclaimed books that take readers along on his fascinating adventures and bring other worlds vividly to life. Feiler is the New York Times best-selling author of books such as Walking the Bible: A Journey By Land, Where God Was Born and Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths. In fact, Abraham was featured on the cover of TIME magazine and heralded as "a revolution in thought."

Feiler's presentation, titled "Can We All Get Along?: Building Bridges Among the Religions in the 21st Century," shed light on the commonalities between Judaism, Islam and Christianity. In addition to his books, Feiler is also the writer-presenter of a PBS miniseries and is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio and CNN.

The Ferguson-Clark Author Lecture was established in 2001 by Baylor alumnus Collen Clark in honor of his mother, Carla Sue Ferguson Garrett, a Baylor alumna and member of the libraries' Board of Advisors.

The official 2006 Ferguson-Clark/Bruce Feiler T-Shirts are still available for only $8 (including tax). Click HERE for more information.

Approximately $10,000 was raised and will be used to purchase new study area furniture for Moody Library.

-Mary Goolsby, Library Advancement