Published on July 11, 2002 by Mary Wimberley  

"Justice in the 2002 Campaigns" is the theme of a program at Samford University Tuesday (July 16) in Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall, beginning at 9 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Alabama and the Interfaith Alliance Foundation National Office.

Local and national panelists will discuss justice issues from a faith-based perspective and provide insight into how justice is being considered in the 2002 election campaigns.

Panelists include Samford President Thomas E. Corts, Greater Birmingham Ministries representative Scott Douglass, pastor and columnist James L. Evans, Alabama Arise coordinator Kimble Forrister, Pacific School of Religion professor William McKinney and Freedom Foundation executive director Iman Mahdi Bray. Dr. Evans is president of the Interfaith Alliance of Alabama.

The discussion will be presented in two parts with local panelists beginning at 9 a.m., and national panelists starting at 10:45 a.m.

The public is invited. For information, call 663-4886.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.