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Moravian College to Celebrate MLK Legacy with Lecture on Overcoming Hate in Society

Bethlehem, Pa., January 16, 2008—Moravian College will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a talk by the Reverend Dr. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, professor of theology & women’s studies and director of women’s studies at Shaw University.  Kirk-Duggan will present “From the Corrosive Cancer of Hate to the Compelling Call to Compassion,” on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m., Prosser Auditorium, in the Haupert Union Building (HUB).  Her inspiring message explains one’s moral obligation to be a person of compassion and not a doer of hatred. The program is free of charge and open to the public.

Kirk-Duggan will identity the corrosive cancer of hate in our society and will address the underlining issues and why the cancer of hate is spreading and creating unrest in the lives of those who are different because of their belief system, their sexual orientation, color, age, and group affiliation. “What compelled Dr. Martin Luther King to see the love of his brothers and sisters despite the hatred he experienced and witnessed,?” asks Kirk-Duggan.  “What will compel us to act to make this world a better place; one that is not so hate ridden and violent?”

Kirk-Duggan is an ordained elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. She earned the Bachelor of Arts in Voice and Piano, University of Southwestern Louisiana; Master of Music in Voice, University of Texas at Austin; Master of Divinity, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas; and the Doctor of Philosophy in Religion, with special emphasis in Theology and Ethics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Some of her publications include: Violence and Theology, Abington 2006; The Sky is Crying: Race, Class, and Natural Disaster, Abington 2005.

For additional information please contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, (610 625-7847). The Haupert Union Building is located near the corner of  Locust and Monocacy Streets, on Moravian’s Main Street Campus.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.