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South African Moravian pastor to present series of lectures

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) -- Reverend Chris Wessels, Moravian pastor from Capetown, South Africa, will present a series of lectures at Moravian Theological Seminary on March 20, March 27 and April 3, 2001. He will share his profound personal story as an anti-apartheid activist, his arrest and imprisonment twice without trial, and the final expulsion from his native province. Wessels has worked tirelessly to unify the Moravian provinces separated by race. His life’s work has also gained him perspective on the AIDS epidemic ravaging Africa. Wessels will share his story at the three presentations which are free and open to the public.

    March 20, 2001 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
    "The Price for Speaking Out Against Apartheid in South Africa"

    March 27, 2001 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    "The Unification of the Moravian Church in South Africa"

    April 3, 2001 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
    "The Politics and Plague of AIDS in South Africa"

All events are free and open to the Public. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact the Office of Continuing Education. Call 610-861-1634, or email the Seminary at OCE@moravian.edu. All presentations will take place in the Saal of the Bahnson Center of Moravian Theological Seminary located at 60 West Locust Street, Bethlehem.