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Professor’s lecture studies meaning of peace

April 04, 2008

Ira Chernus, professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will give a free lecture at 7 p.m., April 10, at Armstrong Hall on ASU’s Tempe campus, titled “What Do We Mean When We Say We Want Peace?”

Chernus, former co-director of UC-Boulder’s Peace and Conflict Studies program, is the author of “Monsters to Destroy: The Neoconservative War on Terror and Sin” and “American Nonviolence: The History of an Idea.”

He teaches courses on religion and nonviolence; religion, war and peace in U.S. history; and religion and nationalism.

The lecture is part of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict’s Initiative in Religion, Conflict and Peace Studies, a three-year project made possible by the generous contributions of a private donor.

A book-signing and reception will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call (480) 727-6736 or go to