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Tony Campolo to Lecture at Juniata on Community Activism

(Posted February 15, 2002)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Tony Campolo, a retired university professor and founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, will present a talk at Juniata College on "Giving Back to the Community," at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at Rosenberger Auditorium in Oller Hall on the Juniata campus.

The lecture, which is sponsored by the college's Habitat for Humanity organization, is free and open to the public.

Campolo and his wife, Peggy, also will present a discussion on how people can hold opposite views about homosexuality without letting those disagreements affect the quality of their relationships at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Ellis College Center ballroom. The luncheon is sponsored by the Campus Ministry office.

The cost of the luncheon is $10 and the deadline for reservations is Feb. 22. To make reservations, please call the Campus Ministry office at (814) 641-3361.

Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa. and has been a frequent guest as a media and political commentator on such television programs as "Politically Incorrect," "Crossfire," "Nightline," "CNN News" and "The Charlie Rose Show."

In addition he has hosted his own television show, "Hashing It Out," on the Odyssey Network and currently hosts a weekly radio program on England's Premier Radio Network called "From Across the Pond." He has published more than 25 books. His most recent titles are "Revolution and Renewal: How Churches are Saving Our Cities," and "Let Me Tell You a Story: Life Lessons from Unexpected Places and Unlikely People."

Campolo is an ordained minister and is associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Philadelphia. He also has served American Baptist churches in other Pennsylvania communities and in New Jersey. Through his educational program, Campolo has developed adult and child literacy centers, AIDS hospices, urban youth ministries and Christian service programs throughout the United States and in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Africa and Canada. He founded Cornerstone Christian Academy, a school for inner-city children with learning difficulties.

Campolo earned a bachelor's degree in sociology at Eastern College and earned a doctoral degree at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.