Author, Sociology Professor To Speak In Chapel

Feb. 10, 2005

by Angela Best, Student Newswriter

Professor emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University and well-known author Dr. Tony Campolo will address Baylor University students during Chapel at 10 and 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in Waco Hall.

According to his website, Campolo serves as a media commentator on religious, social and political matters and has been a guest on such television programs as Nightline, Crossfire, Politically Incorrect, The Charlie Rose Show and CNN News. Campolo also has co-hosted his own television series, Hashing It Out, on the Odyssey Network, and currently hosts From Across the Pond, a weekly program on the Premier Radio Network in England.

Author of 28 books, two of Campolo's most recent titles are Revolution and Renewal: How Churches are Saving Our Cities and Let Me Tell You a Story: Life Lessons from Unexpected Places and Unlikely People.

Campolo is the founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE) through which he has "provided the leadership to create, nurture and support programs for 'at-risk' children in cities across the United States and Canada, and has helped establish schools and universities in several developing countries," according to his website.

The EAPE has been in existence for nearly 30 years, and its goal is "to help build the Kingdom of God by combining evangelism and social justice in the name of Jesus."

Campolo is a graduate of Eastern University and earned his doctorate from Temple University. Campolo was previously on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania for 10 years.

Campolo is acknowledged as an associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia. He is married to Peggy (Davidson) Campolo, and has two children and four grandchildren.

For more information on Dr. Tony Campolo or EAPE visit www.tonycampolo.org. Chapel can be viewed live at www.baylor.edu/um.

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