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The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to Cary. From Jan. 7 through Jan. 27, 2015, Peace Presbyterian Church will be one of 45 remote webcast locations worldwide to broadcast one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series.
The 2015 edition features a solid lineup of speakers including Tova Friedman, one of the youngest known survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp, and Bryan Stevenson, who is considered by archbishop Desmond Tutu to be “America’s young Nelson Mandela,” to name a few.
The experts will be discussing a wide range of today’s most relevant topics, including mass incarceration, the persecution of Christians around the world, the obesity epidemic in America and the effect technology usage has on people’s spiritual and social lives.
“The fact that we bring in the experts allows us to go deeper into topics we see every day on the news,” said Kristi Potter, the director of the January Series. “And, it comes at the start of a new year when people are ready to listen and learn.”
While the January Series doesn’t follow a particular theme year to year, Potter says the 2015 edition seems to have a couple of threads woven throughout: the power of story and global security.
Nationally recognized screenwriter Bobette Buster kicks off the series by talking about how to tell a good story. Tova Friedman will then share her story of surviving the gas chamber at Auschwitz and Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi will share her modern day experience of imprisonment in Iran. Jerry Sittser, chair of the theology department at Whitworth University will conclude the series drawing on his personal experience of how adversity in general and suffering in particular can be formative in the Christian life, in telling one’s story.
Along the global security thread, Admiral James Stavridis, a former NATO Commander, will provide a retired navy admiral’s perspective on what the keys are to the future of security. Paul Marshall, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C., will provide insight into the persecution of Christians worldwide. And, James Fishkin, best known for developing Deliberative Polling, will talk about how a more informed citizenry leads to better democracy.
The January Series lectures will be video streamed live at Peace Presbyterian Church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. The lectures are free and open to the public.
In 2014, nearly 40,000 people attended between the on-campus and remote sites. In 2015, 45 remote locations will carry the January Series—spanning 18 U.S. states, two Canadian provinces and one site in Europe.
For more information, feel free to contact Dan Prins.
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The webcasts will be shown in the church sanctuary and begin promptly at 12:30, so please arrive in time to seated by 12:25. When you arrive, please follow the January Series signs for parking which will direct you as shown in green in the following campus map.
PLEASE NOTE: The starting time for this event coincides with the time parents are picking up their children from the preschool (shown in red). Parents must park first to pick up their children, so please exercise caution as you drive in and find a parking space.