Spring Hill’s 2006-2007 Christus Lecture Series begins with Lee Walker on Sept. 14

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Aug 29, 2006

MOBILE — Spring Hill College’s annual Christus Theological Institute Lecture Series will begin Thursday, Sept. 14, when Lee Walker, director of Family Promise of Coastal Alabama, presents “Interfaith Hospitality in Action: A Shelter Program for Homeless Children and Their Families.” The lecture will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in Byrne Memorial Hall on the College campus. Use the entrance on Old Shell Road and follow the signs. Admission is free for Christus members and $2 for guests.

Families with children are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. According to a study by the National Law Center of Homelessness and Poverty, children under 18 years of age accounted for 39 percent of the homeless population. In her lecture, Walker will describe how members of the community of faith are acting in response to this tragedy through Family Promise’s Interfaith Hospitality Network Program.

About the Christus Theological Institute
The Christus Theological Institute offers a unique opportunity for grass-roots ecumenism among Christians and churches of the Bay area. The mission of Christus is to promote a reflective deepening and broadening of the search for God in our Christian tradition, creating a truly ecumenical network among local faith communities. We are supported by a partnership of individual members, as well as churches and religious institutions from a broad range of Christian traditions, including Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian, mainly in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

For more information or directions to the Christus lecture or to become a Christus member, call the Spring Hill College Division of Philosophy and Theology at (251) 380-4660 or e-mail christus@shc.edu.