UPIKE to host local and international spiritual leaders

Staff Report

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville students and the office of spiritual life will host a series of discussions and lectures featuring local and international spiritual leaders.

On Sunday, Sept. 6, a panel discussion titled “What the Hell is Going On?” will be held at 7:37 p.m., in Booth Auditorium, level five, Record Memorial Building. Area clergy members will discuss and take questions about the three different Christian views of hell — traditional, annihilationist and Christian universalism. Panelists include Mark Helton, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Belfry, Stewart Pepper, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Charleston, W.Va., and Bill Hudson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Pikeville.

Noted peace activist Peggy Gish will share a lecture “Living for Peace” on Thursday, Sept. 17. Gish has been working in Iraq with Christian Peacemaker Teams since 2002 and was in Iraq before, during and after the 2003 war. Gish is a grandmother, farmer, community mediator, conflict management trainer and former co-director of the Appalachian Peace and Justice Network in Athens, Ohio. Her book, “Iraq: a Journey of Hope and Peace,” tells the story of her experiences and Christian Peacemaker Teams’ work in Iraq. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Chrisman Auditorium, level two, Armington Learning Center.

For more information, contact Rob Musick at (606) 218-5762 or robertmusick@upike.edu. The campus and community are invited to attend both events.

Staff Report

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