Forum looks at religion during wartime

February 26, 2010 

Religion in Wartime, a community forum, is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Longhouse at The Evergreen State College.

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.

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