Executive Vice President of Wilberforce Initiative Will Lecture at Wamble Symposium

Sept. 30, 2017
brownElijah Brown, Ph.D., executive vice president of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, to lecture for Wamble Symposium.

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2017) — Elijah Brown, Ph.D., executive vice president of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, will deliver a lecture for the Fall 2017 G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Symposium from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Miller Chapel of Tidwell Bible Building, 600 Speight Ave.

Brown was named as one of 35 global emerging leaders by the Baptist World Alliance, a network representing 40 million Baptists worldwide.

The mission of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative is to create a world in which religious freedom is recognized by nations across the globe as a fundamental human right. It mobilizes and equips partners, including Christians, activists and people of other faiths, to promote global protections and reforms through advocacy, capacity building and technical innovations.

The Wamble Symposium was created by Dr. G. Hugh Wamble, who taught church history at the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Missouri and was passionately devoted to the Baptist principle of religious liberty.

Baylor University established the J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies in honor of an outstanding alumnus, distinguished author, and advocate of religious liberty and the separation of church and state. The J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies is dedicated to the support, study and research of church-state relations by hosting lectures, symposia and meetings.

For more information, visit the Church State Studies website.

by Joy Moton , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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