Theologian to Address Race and Religion in the Election

Professor Dwight Hopkins of the University of Chicago Divinity School, a frequent media commentator on the controversy surrounding Barack Obama's religious beliefs, visits Willamette University Oct. 23 to discuss "Race and Religion in the Race for the White House."

He will deliver a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Hall. He also will speak at 11:30 a.m. in Cone Chapel for University Convocation. His visit is sponsored by Willamette's Center for Religion, Law and Democracy.

Hopkins is an American Baptist minister and theologian who studies cultural, political and economic approaches to religious thought. He has written and edited numerous books and magazine articles, including Being Human: Race, Culture, and Religion and Heart and Head: Black Theology -- Past, Present, and Future. He is senior editor of the Henry McNeil Turner/Sojourner Truth Series in Black Religion from Orbis Books.

For more information, contact Reyna Meyers with the Center for Religion, Law and Democracy at (503) 370-6046.

NOTE: The location of this event has changed from previous publicity information.