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Annual Franz Lecture

Annual Franz Lecture

Each year the division of Social Sciences sponsors a lecture event in honor of David L. Franz, Gordon History professor emeritus. Lectures in this series span the disciplines and feature speakers from around the world.

Holy Humanitarians: American Evangelicals and Global Aid

Dr. Curtis

Dr. Heather Curtis
Professor of Religion and History 

Professor Curtis is an expert on the history of Christianity and American religion. Her research explores how American evangelicals have responded to racial injustice, humanitarian disasters, economic crises, and illness from the late-nineteenth century to the present. In this talk, she connects the history of evangelical philanthropy with today’s heated debates over the politics of poverty relief and international aid.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Chairman’s Room, Ken Olsen Science Center
4 p.m. refreshments | 4:30 p.m. lecture


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