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Tony Campolo to speak at Missions Emphasis Week

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (September 8, 2006) — Nationally-known speaker and author Dr. Tony Campolo will speak at Milligan College’s Missions Emphasis Week next Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 11:00 in Seeger Memorial Chapel.  The theme is “reaching the global community.”

Campolo, who is a professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, is a media commentator on religious, social and political matters. He has appeared on Nightline, Crossfire, Politically Incorrect, The Charlie Rose Show, Larry King Live and CNN News. He co-hosted his own television series, Hashing it Out, which aired on the Odyssey Network. He has authored 32 books, his most recent being, “Speaking My Mind.”

Campolo is the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education (EAPE). EAPE is a ministry that serves at-risk youth in urban America, as well as sponsoring education and economic development programs in Third World countries. The association runs 75 literacy centers in Haiti, helps the National Evangelical University of the Dominican Republic, and has a private school in Philadelphia for children from “intensely adverse neighborhoods.” EAPE also has organized an urban program in 30 neighborhoods across the country, offering sports and other activities for poor children.

An ordained minister, Campolo has served American Baptist churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is presently an associate pastor of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, Pa. He previously served for 10 years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Eastern College and earned a doctorate in religion from Temple University.

This will be Campolo’s third visit as a guest speaker to Milligan College, previously speaking as part of the Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Series in 1980 and 1999.

Missions Emphasis Week is part of Milligan’s comprehensive campus ministry program, which encourages spiritual formation through weekly chapel and vespers services, convocation programs, small groups, community service, and prayer and discipleship groups.

For more information contact Nathan Flora, campus minister, at 423.461.8748, orNFlora@milligan.edu.

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MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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