North Park to Host Lectures on Genocide

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CHICAGO, IL (February 15, 2007) – The third annual Dr. Burton Nelson Memorial Lectures will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 24 in Isaacson Chapel on the campus of North Park University. This year’s theme is: “Genocides of the 20th to 21st Centuries.”

Retired North Park Theological Seminary professor John Weborg will open the day with a tribute to Nelson, his longtime friend who died in 2004. A longtime professor at North Park Theological Seminary, Nelson was considered one of the top scholars on the life and work of German Lutheran pastor and Nazi opponent Dietrich Bonhoeffer and was a close friend of the Bonhoeffer family.

During the lectures, experts will address “The Concept of Genocide,” the Jewish Holocaust, and genocide among Armenians, Assyrians, Rwandans, as well as the Sudanese in Darfur.

The event is free to North Park students, faculty, and staff. Cost is $15 for others. Lunch will be provided. For more information, email Jennifer Roth or call 773-244-5640.

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