Cromartie to speak at convocation
August 15, 2005

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cromartie.jpgBryan College will open its 76th academic year Aug. 24, with a convocation featuring a talk by Michael Cromartie, chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Mr. Cromartie’s will speak on the topic “Doing Our Duty While Living in Exile.”

New students are to arrive Saturday, Aug. 20, and returning students are to check in Monday, Aug. 22. Registration is set for Tuesday and classes begin Wednesday.

The convocation speaker is vice president at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and director of both the Evangelicals in Civic Life and the Religion and the Media programs in Washington, D.C.

In September 2004, President Bush appointed Mr. Cromartie to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and he was named chairman in July.

He is host of Radio America’s weekly show, “Faith and Life” and an advisory editor of Christianity Today. He is editor of 12 books on religion, politics and society, including most recently, Religion, Culture, and International Conflict: A Conversation, and is a frequent contributor to television and radio news programs.

He is a graduate of Covenant College and earned an M.A. degree in justice from the American University in Washington, D.C.