Concord College to Host Best Selling Author Dr. Charles Kimball

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 14 2003

Concord College to Host Best Selling Author Dr. Charles Kimball

Athens, W.Va. - Concord College is pleased to announce guest speaker Dr. Charles Kimball, author of the best selling publication, When Religion Becomes Evil.

Dr. Kimball is professor of religion and chair of the department of religion at Wake Forest University. He has served as Director of the Middle East Office at the National Council of Churches, based in New York, and has made more than 35 visits to the Middle East and worked closely with Congress, the White House and the State Department during the past 20 years.

Dr. Kimball will be visiting Concord as part of the annual Book Award and Scholarship program.

He will be making a public address on Thursday, May 8, 2003 at 12 noon in the State Room, College Center, Concord College. The public is invited to attend.

Michael Curry, vice president for admissions and financial aid: “Dr. Kimball’s incredible experience and knowledge of world religions places him in a unique position to help elucidate the current dynamics bringing world religion into conflict.

“Charlie was involved in negotiating with the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to release the American hostages in the early 1980s. He brings an acute understanding of Islam and the various traditions of the Muslim world. His insights into those dynamics are relevant to students, professors and most especially, religious professionals of all faiths interested in peace.”

For information on attending this address, call 1-888-384-5249 or 1-304-384-5248 or e-mail


Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon, 1-304-384-5276 or Alice Dillon, 1-304-384-5177, if special accommodations are required for this event.