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CCU lecture series to focus on Islam discussion

September 12, 2011

In the first of a series of lectures titled Living in Peace: Insight from World Religion, Coastal Carolina Universitys Eleanor Finnegan, a lecturer in the department of philosophy and religion, will discuss Islam. The event takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 4:30 p.m. at CCUs Lackey Chapel, and admission is free.

The series will center on the role of religion in advancing the peace process. This is the first of four lectures.

Finnegan earned a doctorate in religion from the University of Florida, a masters degree in theological studies from Vanderbilt University and a bachelors degree in religious studies from Colgate University. She has numerous journal publications as well as several encyclopedia entry contributions.

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values will be presenting the series. Established in spring of 2004, the Jackson Family Center sponsors public forums on ethical issues in science, business, education, and the arts and humanities.

For more information on this event or the Jackson Family Center, including a calendar of future events, visit or call 843-349-2440.