Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
April 10, 2006

Schreiner University Presents Speak Truth to Power Lecture Series April 19

The Rev. Jim RigbyThe Rev. Jim Rigby, pastor at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Austin, will be the featured speaker at Schreiner University’s Speak Truth to Power April 19 at 7 p.m.

Rigby will speak about his decision to accept Dr. Robert Jensen, an atheist, as a member at St. Andrew’s and the subsequent fallout from that decision.

The event will be held in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom. It is free and open to the public.

Rigby has been the pastor at, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church since 1982. He co-founded the Austin Clergy for Choice, a group of 72 ministers who spoke out for women's reproductive freedom.

This year, the National Association of Social Workers named Rigby “Austin Public Citizen of the Year.”

Jensen is an associate professor in the school of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.  He has established a noticeable profile among Austin's peace and justice activists. His involvement with local groups protesting against U.S. policy on the Middle East, especially the sanctions against Iraq, has led to media coverage and an arrest for shouting out questions to former President Bush and former national security advisor Brent Scowcroft at last November's Texas Book Festival. He has also been heavily involved in The Working Stiff Journal, a monthly newspaper published by several Austin labor activists since September.

For more information contact Dr. Tom Wells, Schreiner professor of exercise science, at 830-792-7429 or tomwells@schreiner.edu.

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