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Press Release: "Media Mockery? Religion, Free Speech and the Power of the Press," topic of Center Valley Forum at DeSales, Tues., March 14
Date: 3/7/2006


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"Media Mockery? Religion, Free Speech and the Power of the Press," topic of Center Valley Forum at DeSales, Tues., March 14

The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University will host a Center Valley Forum, at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, in the Commons at the McShea Student Union on the Center Valley campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a panel discussion on "Media Mockery? Religion, Free Speech and the Power of the Press," a look at current global events stemming from cartoon caricatures of religious leaders and the larger questions of freedom, tolerance, sensitivity and propagandizing.

Panelists include: Matt Kerr, director of communications for the Diocese of Allentown and former WAEB news director; Dr. Shalahudin Kafrawi, member of the Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley; and Martin Till, president, chief executive officer and publisher of The Express-Times.

The Center Valley Forum is a regularly scheduled discussion series on a current topic of interest to the Lehigh Valley community. Its purpose is to examine public issues and concerns, particularly as they impact American culture in law and society, science and healthcare, communications and media, commerce and finance, and religion and faith.

Established in 2000, the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture's mission is to promote the interaction of faith and culture through academic initiatives that focus on the authentic integration of social concerns and gospel values. The Salesian Center supports intellectual activity in research, dialogue events, and partnership programs.


Press Release: "Media Mockery? Religion, Free Speech and the Power of the Press," topic of Center Valley Forum at DeSales, Tues., March 14 | Posted on: 3/7/2006

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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