USF lecture to examine Christian-Muslim relations in Middle East


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF Lecture to Examine Christian-Muslim Relations in Middle East

(November 5, 2015) — The University of Saint Francis School of Liberal Arts and Sciences presents the lecture “Eastern Christians and Islam” on Wednesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in the Brookside Ballroom on the USF campus, 2701 Spring Street.

Dr. Adam DeVille of the USF Department of Philosophy and Theology will discuss the history of Christian-Muslim relations in the Middle East to help explain present conflicts in the region and future prospects of peace. Dr. DeVille will address the current situation in Syria that has involved Russia, ostensibly to protect Christian groups against further Islamic violence, showing the complicated relationship between religions, politics, and international actors in the region.

For additional information, contact Emily Lautzenheiser at 260-399-8066 or


About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region currently attend USF for its academic excellence.



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