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'Diversity of Spirituality' First Presentation in Series on Aging, Spirituality Sept. 18

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Posted: Wednesday Aug 21, 2013

Aug. 21, 2013

Saint Vincent College School of Social Sciences, Communication and Education will present three professors from the department of theology as speakers in the seventh edition of its lecture series on Aging and Spirituality this fall. This year’s theme is universal expressions of faith.

The first speaker will be Dr. John Aupperle, lecturer in theology at Saint Vincent, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Fred M. Rogers Center. His presentation is entitled, “The Diversity of Spirituality across the Christian See.”

He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Bethany College and bachelor of divinity, master of divinity and doctor of theology from Drew University.

Aupperle has authored numerous publications about Abraham Lincoln, Jimmy Carter, Billy Graham and Mother Teresa as well as three hymn texts.

He is a founding member and chairman of United Ministries in Higher Education, chairman and program director for the Human Resources Educational Consortium of Westmoreland and has chaired a study task force that researched and wrote the position document of the United Methodist Church concerning the ordination of homosexuals.

A member of the Saint Vincent faculty since 1983, he has also lectured at Seton Hill University in the areas of business and organizational ethics. He served several area United Methodist churches including the Baldwin Community United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh.
Admission is free and open to the public.

Upcoming presentations in the series include Dr. Patricia Sharbaugh, assistant professor of theology, “The Spiritual History of Catholicism,” Wednesday, Oct. 9; and Fr. Thomas M. Hart, instructor in theology and assistant to the president for mission, “Truth and Holiness, Catholicism and Other Religions,” Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Persons of all ages are welcome to attend and share in the discussion and questions.

Parking for the physically challenged is available at the Fred M. Rogers Center. All participants may park in Parking Area A and enter the Rogers Center at the first floor entrance.

Reservations are not required. For additional information, phone 724 805-2522.

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