Dr. David Ngong, a lecturer in African studies, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core and Religion at Baylor University, will present a lecture on "The Global Impact of Africa's New Christianity" as part of the Global Issues Lecture Series at 4 p.m., Oct. 23, in Draper 116 on the Baylor Campus. This lecture, presented by the Center for International Education, is free and open to the public.
On Nov. 4, American voters will cast their ballot in a presidential race that includes an African-American nominee for the first time. Undoubtedly, it is a watershed moment for racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States. But will whites support a non-white presidential candidate? Findings from 1,325 non-Hispanic whites sampled as a part of the latest Baylor Religion Survey reveal interesting patterns relevant to the historic presidential election.
Dr. Lonnie Thompson, senior research scientist at the Byrd Polar Research Center at the University of Ohio, will present a lecture on the danger posed by climate change and the human response to it at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in room D110 of the Baylor Sciences Building on the Baylor University campus.
With research consistently showing that clergy - not psychologists or other mental health experts - are the most common source of help sought in times of psychological distress, a new Baylor University study has found clergy often times deny or dismiss the existence of the mental illness.