This week Dr. Williams’ Religion in America (RELG 203) class will be hosting members from the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Religion in America is an elective course designed to analyze and observe the beliefs, rituals and practices of religious groups in America, thereby enabling students to appreciate the varieties and significance of religious experience undertaken around them. As part of this course goal, these representatives will give a presentation on the beliefs and practices of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, followed by a question and answer session. Some of the topics that will be addressed include: the Bible, Jesus, salvation (and afterlife), and the church. This is not an platform to promote a belief or to debate, but an open and non-confrontational atmosphere where better understanding and appreciation can be reached.
The presentation will be held in the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building (Room 42) from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23. Anyone who is interested in attending is encouraged to contact Dr. Williams (campus phone: ext. 5272; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) so that proper seating arrangements can be made.