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Dec 7 - UT's Hackett & Children's Program
December 7th, Roundtable, Dr. Rosalind Hackett, "Current Debates over Freedom of Religion and Belief," Pellissippi State, 10:30 a.m. (come early for coffee and fellowship) - Children's Program, Dave Buck, "Stella and the Berry Thief."

December 7th, 2008, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Goins Administration Building, Cafeteria Annex, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (come early for coffee and fellowship)

The talk will focus on the topic of proselyzing (the subject of the speaker's latest book) and how mission thrusts introduce tensions between freedom of expression and freedom of religion. In some instances this has led to serious conflict and/or new forms of (il)legal regulation. We will inevitably also talk about the Danish cartoon controversy.

Dave will be reading the book "Stella and the Berry Thief" by Jane B. Mason. Stella never shares her raspberry preserves or pies with anyone other than the judges at the annual county fair, where she always wins blue ribbons. When a bear steals all of her berries and then shares his favorite secret berry patch deep in the forest with her, she decides to share her preserves and pies with her neighbors.

Posted by pking
Dec. 03, 2008