Church-State Institute to Sponsor Lunch Series in February

Jan. 31, 2000

Baylor University's J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies will sponsor a lunch lecture series on Mondays in February. The presentations will begin at noon in the James Wood Seminar Room, 323 Carroll Library, on campus.

In conjunction with Black Heritage Month, February's lunches will deal with church-state issues in Africa. On Feb. 7, Dr. Caleb Oladipo, lecturer in sociology and assistant director of the African Studies program, will speak on "African Responses to Democratization." On Feb. 14, Dr. Nikolas Gvosdev, assistant professor of church-state studies and associate director of the Dawson Institute, will lead a discussion on "Church-State Relations in Ethiopia and Nubia: The Historical Legacy." Concluding the February programs will be a presentation on "The Legitimate and Illegitimate Roles of Missionaries in Africa" on Feb. 28. The program will be led by Oladipo.

Those attending the church-state lecture series should bring their own lunch. Coffee will be provided. For more information, contact Gvosdev at 710-1510.

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