Dordt College News

Justice Week October 31-Nov. 3

October 18, 2006

Two guest speakers will speak at Dordt College during Justice Week, with additional opportunities to attend forums at the First Christian Reformed Church and Northwestern College Chapel offered from Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

Dr. James Skillen

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, a Reformation Day Lecture will be presented in the B.J. Haan Auditorium, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. James Skillen, president of the Center for Public Justice, will speak on the topic “Globalization, Poverty and Semper Reformanda,” challenging all who stand in the Reformation tradition to continue reforming, including our ideas about the governance of economic development and trade.

On Thursday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m., Dr. John Hiemstra, professor of political science at the King’s University College in Edmonton, AB, Canada, will speak on the topic, “Hypnosis, The Myth of Progress, and our Christian Scholarly Calling,” in Classroom Building Lecture Hall CL160.

On Thursday at 7:30 p.m. the Middle East (Lebanon, Iraq, Iran), Islam, oil, etc., will be discussed by Dr. Skillen and Dr. Hiemstra at the Northwestern College Chapel in Orange City. All who are interested are welcome to attend.

Dr. John Hiemstra

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. a forum at First Christian Reformed Church of Sioux Center will be held. Jim Skillen, president of the Center for Public Justice, will speak briefly, followed by a panel discussion addressing contemporary issues such as stem cell research, immigration policy, poverty, and same-sex “marriage.” The public is welcome to attend and to ask questions of panelists, who are Christine Koops and John Wesselius, Sioux Center; Mark Sybesma, Hull; and John Hiemstra, who teaches political science at The King’s University College in Edmonton, Alberta.

Also on November 1 are a Pastors Luncheon and discussions throughout the day. Dr. Skillen and Dr. Hiemstra will lead a discussion on “War and Peace” at 11 a.m. and a discussion on “Politics and Preaching” following the pastors lunch. For more information or to register for the lunch call 712-722-0717. All events are open to the public and free of charge.

The Center for Public Justice (CPJ) in Washington, D.C., got its start in Northwest Iowa about 20 years ago and is now a leading voice for Biblical Justice across the country.

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