Elizabethtown College welcomes Karen Armstrong as 2018 Ware Lecturer

"Leading a Compassionate Life" explores existence dedicated to peacemaking

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ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (03/16/2018) Elizabethtown College features as its 2018 Ware Lecturer on Peacemaking, Karen Armstrong, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and a religious historian whose books have been translated into 45 languages. The lecture focuses on "Leading a Compassionate Life" and takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the College's Leffler Chapel and Performance Center.

The Ware Lecture is sponsored by Elizabethtown College and the Center of Global Understanding and Peacemaking every year. It is made possible by a generous grant from Judy S. '68 and Paul W. Ware of Lancaster, Pa., and sponsors a variety of figures that embody peacemaking efforts. In previous years, this lecture has featured Nobel Peace Prize recipients, distinguished journalists and inspiring political leaders from around the world.

Armstrong, recognized for dedicating her life to peace studies, offers her perogative on "Leading a Compassionate Life." She aims to diffuse the study of peace and religious undertones to a variety of people, globally.

The Center of Global Understanding and Peacemaking and Elizabethtown College welcome Armstrong in her efforts to engage students, faculty, and community members in peacemaking and compassionate lifestyles.

To request free ticket(s), email lecturetickets@etown.edu or call 717-361-4757.

Elizabethtown College, located in historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a private coed institution offering more than four dozen liberal arts, fine and performing arts, science and engineering, business, communications and education degrees. Learn more: http://www.etown.edu/about/