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Freed-Hardeman sets discussion on unity

HENDERSON, TENN — Freed-Hardeman University will host a public discussion Oct. 14 on unity efforts after a century of division between a cappella Churches of Christ and instrumental Christian Churches. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Freed-Hardeman. The discussion on “What Will It Take to Be Together Again?” will feature Ralph Gilmore, a Bible professor at Freed-Hardeman, and David Faust, president of Cincinnati Christian University, which is associated with instrumental Christian Churches.
Gilmore said he sees the discussion as a plea for unity.
“I would like for us to be able to worship together again,” Gilmore said. “And I would like to think that, for the sake of unity, they would lay the instrument aside.”
Faust, who served as president of the North American Christian Convention in June, is a major advocate of increased cooperation between the two groups.
“We must be willing to dialogue respectfully about what we believe, what we have in common and even what we disagree about,” Faust said.
Justice Alito participates in Constitution Day
The U.S. Supreme Court’s newest justice, Samuel A. Alito, came to Pepperdine University on Sept. 11 at the invitation of his longtime friend and former colleague, Doug Kmiec.
Kmiec is a distinguished faculty member and the Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law at Pepperdine.
Alito visited the Malibu, Calif., university to commemorate its celebration of Constitution Day.
New residence hall named after Sewells
Freed-Hardeman University President Milton Sewell and his wife, Laurel, received a standing ovation Sept. 12 when the name for the university’s new residence hall was announced.
It will be called Sewell Hall.
The Henderson, Tenn., university’s board chairman, Lynn Patterson, made the announcement at Freed-Hardeman’s morning chapel.
Oct. 1, 2006

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