Baylor in Washington

A surge of green and gold swept Washington, D.C., last week, as Baylor President Ken Starr led a group of Baylor representatives (both administrators and students) to the nation’s capital for a week of events. Highlights of Judge Starr’s D.C. trip included continued discussions with Baylor partners Georgetown University and the well-respected Gallup Poll; meetings [...]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2014) - The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will welcome Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy, at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Baylor's Armstrong Browning Library.
Jan. 5, 2014
Column by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr about how Baylor and UCF students, parents, alumni and administrators gathered together at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance in northwest Phoenix to pack more than 1,800 emergency food boxes to help families struggling to meet the basic necessities of life. Here at home, the Texas Hunger Initiative -- a project of Baylor's School of Social Work -- collaborates with food banks around the country to ensure food security for all Americans, especially residents of the Lone Star State.
Last weekend, Baylor University was honored to co-sponsor a global conference in Rome, the Eternal City, on religious liberty. The Rome conference was organized over a two-year period by Baylor's new partner in the vital quest for religious freedom worldwide, Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
Dec. 13, 2013
Op-ed by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr regarding Christian persecution that undermines hope for democracy in the Middle East. Judge Starr delivered a keynote address at an international conference on "Christianity and Freedom" Dec. 13-14 in Rome, co-sponsored by Georgetown and Baylor. (This op-ed was placed by Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications.)
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2013) -- Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr will be in Rome to deliver the opening address of "Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives," an international scholars' conference, on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14.
President Starr participated in a debate on the "Current State and Possible Future of Religious Liberty in America" as part of Georgetown University's Religious Freedom Project capstone conference in October.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) - The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion and the department of classics will welcome Dirk Obbink, Ph.D., to lecture on ancient Biblical texts at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the basement of the Armstrong Browning Library.
Nov. 11, 2013
(SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED) Opinion piece by Baylor President Ken Starr about the impact on the culture, institutions of freedom and U.S. national security stemming from increased persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. Next month in Rome, Georgetown University in partnership with Baylor will showcase the findings of a two-year study on Christianity and freedom and confront questions such as what happens to the Middle East if Christians flee.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2013) - Is it really better to give than to receive? That question, along with many others, will be discussed at a lecture hosted by the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion and presented by Stephen Post, Ph.D., at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Kayser Auditorium of the Hankamer School of Business.
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