Forester Lecture Series to reflect on faith, restorative justice
FOR RELEASE: Monday, February 20, 2012HUNTINGTON, Ind. Author and professor of religion and African and African American studies James Samuel Logan will speak on the idea of 'good punishment' in civil society during the Forester Lecture Series on March 6.
The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University.
His presentation will address issues raised in his book, "Good Punishment? Christian Moral Practice and U.S. Imprisonment," and he will also identify ways that people of faith can enrich their spiritual lives through reflection on the subject of restorative justice. His speech is titled, "Toward a Christian Politics of 'Good Punishment' in Civil Society."
Logan is the associate professor of religion and associate professor and director of African and African American Studies at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. Born in Harlem, he earned graduate degrees from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and Princeton Seminary. His book introduced the language of Christian social ethics to the national discussion on the nature and purpose of incarceration.
The Forester Lecture Series is designed to bring interesting individuals and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. David Alexander, assistant professor of philosophy at Huntington University. For more information, contact Alexander at 260-359-4305.