Seminary Professor Speaking at Northside Borders as Part of Erasing Hate Tour

Brent D. Laytham, Ph.D.

CHICAGO, IL (February 20, 2007) – The Borders bookstore just north of North Park’s campus on Lincoln Avenue has become a regular hangout for students interested in reading, drinking coffee, and often hearing authors and musicians from around the country make presentations of their work. Those who find themselves in Borders on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. may be in for a surprise, however – the presenter will be none other than North Park Theological Seminary Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics Brent D. Laytham, Ph.D.

Dr. Laytham's discussion and signing is part of the Erasing Hate Tour, a lecture-discussion series in February-March 2007 in cities around the U.S. According to the Tour's web site, "It's about what divides us - race, religion, ethnicity and even morality. The purpose of Erasing Hate is to provide a place in which the intersections of faith and culture can be explored." Erasing Hate is part of The Matthew's House Project, a 501(c)(3) organization.

In addition to his position at the Seminary, Laytham is the editor of God is Not...Religious, Nice, 'One of Us,' an American, a Capitalist. He is also the coordinator of The Ekklesia Project, an ecumenical organization.

According to Border's publicity materials, Laytham's March 1 talk "will examine several recent movies that have been considered harsh and bleak, yet are remarkably helpful in portraying the depth of human hatred and the difficulty in erasing it." For more details, click here.