Bethany 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.
Live 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 Holland, Professor of Peace Studies and Cross-Cultural Studies
email@example.com  765-983-1814
For details about the Peace Forum webcasts, contact: