Newberry College has been selected by the ELCA to host Rev. Munib A. Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and former president of the Lutheran World Federation, during a rare visit to the United States. Younan will be at Newberry College Feb. 13 – 15, 2018. Through his books, articles, presentations and sermons, Bishop Munib Younan has been a lifelong leader of interfaith dialogue and a vocal proponent for nonviolence based on justice, inclusion and forgiveness. He will discuss his experiences as a Palestinian Christian and Lutheran leader, living out his faith in a notoriously challenging and volatile region of the world where issues of faith are ever-present and inextricably interwoven with the complex political environment. Congregations and other community members are encouraged to attend any of the public appearances scheduled for Bishop Younan during his visit.

CLERGY ARE INVITED TO A SPECIAL LUNCHEON AND Q&A SESSION with Bishop Younan on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 11 am – 1 pm, in the Gnann Center at the Center for Teacher Education (1121 Speers Street, Newberry, 29108). Please RSVP by Monday, Feb. 12 by noon, if you plan to attend. Contact or or call 803-947-2052. We encourage you to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to interact with one of the preeminent Lutheran leaders of our time!

Contact or to request PDFs for fliers or bulletin inserts to promote the public events below!

These events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Ash Wednesday: “Perspectives from the Holy Land,” 10:05 – 10:45 am – Wiles Chapel.
Ash Wednesday service at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 7 pm – Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1515 Boundary St., Newberry, SC 29108.

Thursday, Feb. 15
“Loving God & Neighbor: Living Out the Biblical Call in the Holy Land,” 6 pm – Wiles Chapel.
Reception before the lecture from 4:30 – 5:45 pm in Holland Hall Lobby. Please RSVP if you plan to attend the reception: or 803-321-5508


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