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PPCC hosts panel discussion with diverse group of Colorado Springs religious scholars

March 30, 2011

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Laura Ben-Amots, 719-502-3535, Laura.Ben-Amots@ppcc.edu

Kevin Johnson, 719-650-8221, kevin.johnson@ppcc.edu

Pikes Peak Community College hosts panel discussion with diverse group of Colorado Springs religious scholars

Colorado Springs, Colo. – March 30, 2011 – Pikes Peak Community College and the PPCC Downtown Studio Art Gallery present "Humans & Earth Through the Eyes of Faith," a panel discussion held in conjunction with the art exhibition Mendings: Tikun Olam. The event is held at the PPCC Downtown Studio Art Gallery (100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO) on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 2:15-3:45 p.m.

This is the first in a series of gallery-hosted discussions that examine subjects from a diverse and varied range of religious and cultural perspectives. In order to facilitate the most satisfying discussion within the time constraints we have limited the number of panelists throughout the series to bring forth a broad range of philosophical and religious spokespersons. The panelists for this first discussion include Dr. Ginger Morgan, Associate Dean of Students, former Interim Chaplain at Colorado College and a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), PhD in Religious Studies from DU/Iliff School of Theology; Rev. Richard Trussel, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Pikes Peak Community College, ordained Lutheran minister; Dr. David Gardner, Chair of the Religion Department at Colorado College, founder of the Bodhimind center for Buddhist Studies and Practice; and Israeli-born Kobi Chumash, Head of Hillel at Colorado College, Jewish teacher and practitioner.

Pikes Peak Community College, in its 40th year of operation, is a two-year college offering associate’s degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With four campuses and three military educations centers in El Paso county, and more than 150 programs of study, PPCC serves approximately 20,000 students annually.

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