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peace forum webcastBethany Seminary and Earlham School of Religion's (ESR) weekly Peace Forum gathering is growing! Not only are participants sitting on the floor because the room's 90 chairs are full, the crowd is gathering online. Peace Forum presentations can be viewed live or in archived form. Online participants in the live webcasts can even pose questions and comments to the presenter.

Peace Forum is a weekly lunch and speaker series focusing on diverse peace and justice topics. Students and faculty from Bethany Seminary, ESR, and Earlham College, and interested persons from the Richmond community join together each week over a free, delicious lunch and rich conversation. This is the only weekly gathering where these communities come together to share food and friendship and discuss matters of faith and intellectual pursuit. 

daniel hunterLive and archived webcasts of Peace Forum allow students in Connections and Access--Bethany and ESR's growing distance education programs--to participate in Peace Forum. Making Peace Forum accessible to students from a distance also opens doors for MDiv Connections and MA Connections students to pursue a Peace Studies Emphasis through Bethany's MDiv program. “Accessibility is essential as we build cultures of peace. We are delighted to have people joining us online for Peace Forum – we just wish they were here to enjoy the delicious lunch and rich conversation!” said Anna Lisa Gross, Bethany's Peace Studies Student Coordinator.

For more information about Peace Forum, contact:

Scott HollandScott Holland, Professor of Peace Studies and Cross-Cultural Studies
     hollasc@bethanyseminary.edu        765-983-1814


For details about the Peace Forum webcasts, contact:

Enten EllerEnten Eller, Director of Electronic Communication
     enten@bethanyseminary.edu         765-983-1831


Larry Taylor
(MDiv Connections)

LarryOriginally, I was ordained to ministry by the Lewiston Church of the Brethren (Minn.) and later went on to earn a PhD in psychology, and am now a third year Master of Divinity (MDiv) student at Bethany. Having been a church planter for several decades, a Bible college director for a half-dozen years, and a pastoral psychotherapist for a lengthy season, I felt attracted to explore the possibility of hospital chaplaincy because of the challenges afforded me in Bethany's ministry formation classes, which were the catalyst to deeper understanding, broader theological reflection, and openness to the call of God.