For The Register-Herald
The International Committee of New River Community and Technical College will present a program titled “Lethal Religion: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity and Islam” Nov. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the Raleigh Playhouse in uptown Beckley.
The speaker will be Dr. Charles Kimball, presidential professor and director of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma and former chair of the Department of Religion at Wake Forest University.
Kimball is the author of the New York Times bestseller “When Religion Becomes Evil: Five Warning Signs,” which was named one of the Top 15 Books on religion by Publishers Weekly and one of the top 10 books of the year by the Association of Parish clergy.
Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Kimball has been interviewed by more than 700 TV and radio stations as well as major newspapers and broadcast outlets throughout the world. He also met with the Iranian leaders during the hostage crisis in 1979-80.
The program is open to the public free of charge. It will be moderated by Dr. Michael Curry, assistant dean of New River’s Beckley Campus. For additional information, contact Curry at 304-929-5449.