President Starr Talks 'Religious Liberty' Past and Present at Lifelong Learning Program for Alumni and Friends

Sept. 6, 2013

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WACO, Texas (Aug. 30, 2013) - Baylor University President Ken Starr stepped away from Pat Neff Hall and slipped back into the University's Lifelong Learning classroom for alumni and friends during the program's "Coffee with President Starr" event today in Barfield Drawing Room.

Starr spoke on "Religious Liberty: The Great Vision and Its Contemporary Challenges" as he prepares to welcome renowned Christian scholar/author and social critic Os Guinness to the University for next Tuesday's On Topic conversation in Waco Hall.

Guinness's new book is The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity, which he and Starr will discuss at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, on the Baylor campus. The event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required. Additional information is available here.

Lifelong Learning at Baylor is a program for alumni and friends that offers diverse learning opportunities and experiences in a stimulating environment of wide-ranging interests. Class subjects are selected by members and are taught by experienced and engaging teachers.

"Baylor University does indeed care, deeply, about lifelong learning," Starr said. "The University is engaged at all levels in providing this important educational service to and for alumni and friends."


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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