The keynote speaker will be James Yee, a former Fort Lewis chaplain who served at Guantanamo Bay and was arrested, accused of spying and espionage. He was later cleared of all charges.
The forum also will include a panel discussion by local clergy, according to a news release. Panelists include Cyndi Pollard, associate pastor and principal of the Evergreen Christian School, Olympia; Fred LaMotte, Quaker chaplain of Evergreen’s interfaith student group, Common Bread, Olympia; Seth Goldstein, rabbi of Temple Beth Hatfiloh, Olympia; and Captain Kelly Hansen, chaplain at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The free forum is sponsored by the Evergreen academic program Religion and Society and co-sponsored by the Evergreen Foundation, the Academic Deans, the Cultural Landscapes academic program and Common Bread.