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“Beyond Tolerance” book signing, reception to be held Sept. 17
“Beyond Tolerance” book signing, reception to be held Sept. 17September 09, 2008Wendy S. Loughlinwsloughl@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will host a book signing and reception for R. Gustav Niebuhr, associate professor and director of the Carnegie Religion and Media Program, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in Room 432 of Newhouse 3. Niebuhr’s book, “Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America” (Viking Penguin, 2008), examines religious cooperation in the United States through interviews with different religious groups across the country about what they’re doing to find common ground with others. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in SU pay lots.
Formerly the religion reporter with The New York Times, Niebuhr joined the Newhouse School in 2004. He also worked for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He publishes in anthologies and magazines, and is a frequent commentator on religion for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” His great-uncle was renowned religious thinker Reinhold Niebuhr, and his grandfather was leading theologian H. Richard Niebuhr.
For more information about the reception, contact Mylinda Smith at 443-9252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.