Posts tagged ‘Religion’

Mary Auker-Endres ’10 Running for Office

Mary Auker-Endres ’10, religion and philosophy, recently announced that she will run against the incumbent in the next election for the legislative district that covers northwestern Lancaster County. She will run as a Democrat against eight-term seat hold Rep. David Hickernell, a Republican.

Rev. Carolyn Gillette’s ’82 Hymn about Texas Church Massacre Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Rev. Carolyn Gillette ’82, co-pastor of Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, was interviewed after writing a hymn in honor of the 26 people killed at the First Baptist Church in Texas. The article, “From Texas shootings to hurricanes, Overbrook pastor turns news into hymns,” notes that Rev. Gillette, a religion major, has written more than 300 hymns in response to gun violence, natural disasters, and other topics, including a piece commissioned by Bishop Peggy Johnson ’75, and honorary LVC trustee and Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of the United Methodist Church.

Professor Robbins Quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dr. Jeff Robbins, professor of religion and faculty mentor for the Allwein Scholars Program, was interviewed regarding the opening of Washington, D.C.’s newest museum, the Museum of the Bible. Dr. Robbins expressed concerns, including that “They seem to be excluding a great deal of diversity that makes early history much more interesting than the mythologized version of history.”

Rev. Bruce Druckenmiller ’77 to Serve Trinity United

The Rev. Bruce R. Druckenmiller ’77, religion, recently was elected as the settled pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ (UCC) in Waynesboro. He previously served for 14 years as executive director of the Hartman Center, a camp, conference, and retreat center of the Penn Central Conference of the UCC in Milroy.