The Norman Transcript


February 22, 2013

Welton Gaddy set for lecture March 1

NORMAN — The United Church of Norman-UCC will host a free lecture, “Christianity in the Balance: Integrity and Diversity — Let’s Get Over It and On with It,” by the Rev. Dr. Welton Gaddy on March 1.

Gaddy is president of the national Interfaith Alliance, a nonprofit, non-partisan, grassroots organization, which addresses the proper role of religion in the public issues of the nation. He is nationally known as a progressive Christian voice.

The free lecture is at 7 p.m. in the Kerr Auditorium of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman.

Gaddy hosts the weekly radio program “State of Belief.” Gaddy provides commentary to the national media, and appears often on The Rachel Maddow Show, Hardball, Nightly News, Dateline, Religion and Ethics and The Newshour with Jim Lehrer. He also has been a guest on C-Span’s Washington Journal, ABC World News and CNN’s American Morning.

Gaddy is a past president of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. He serves on the White House task force on the reform of the Office of Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships. He is author of more than 20 books, including “First Freedom First: A Citizen’s Guide to Protecting Religious Liberty” and the “Separation of Church and State.”

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