Can hate be understood? Can it be combated or erased? Moravian’s symposium on hate continues in March with two thought-provoking events.

First, Moravian College welcomes Thomas Howard, education director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, on March 13 (4:00 p.m., UBC room). His visit coincides with Moravian's performance of The Laramie Project, and continues the year-long symposium's exploration of the causes and consequences of hate. His discussion will examine not just the ways in which hate manifests in our everyday lives, but ways to replace it with compassion, understanding and acceptance.

On March 18, the film For The Bible Tells Me So delves into the conflict between scripture and sexual orientation (Prosser auditorium, 7:30 p.m.). The documentary explores the ways in which people of faith can transcend anti-gay hatred promulgated by some interpreters of Biblical scripture. Clergy, scholars, and ordinary families offer ways to bring healing and clarity to the issue. A group discussion will follow the screening.

Program sponsors: Office of Institutional Diversity, SPECTRUM, Student Life, MC Theatre Company, MTS Diversity Committee.

All programs are free and open to the public.