Malone University’s newly-opened Center for Theology & Ministry will be hosting the Friends Heritage Symposium as its inaugural event on Friday, July 19, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Brehme Conference Center. The program will be followed by a time of worship in preparation for the Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region’s yearly meeting, which begins on July 20, 2013. The event is free and open to the public.

The Friends Heritage Symposium is a new academic forum born from the positive response generated by its antecedent, the 2012 EFC-ER Bicentennial Symposium. The symposium offers Malone University students, alumni, faculty, pastors, and friends of the university the opportunity to present scholarly research on Friends history, with a special emphasis on the history and theology of Ohio Yearly Meeting and its successor, Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region.

This year’s presentations are as follows:

• Cory Janson ’13 from Brewster, Ohio: “Quaker and Puritan Interactions in the Massachusetts Bay Colony”
• Julian Law ’13 from Caldwell, Ohio: “Quakers and Holiness Theology”
• Gabriel Lopez ’13 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “Evangelical Friends Mission in Guatemala”
• Thomas Shaub, Senior from Akron, Ohio: “Theology of the Inward Light”
• Robert Vacik ’13 of Chagrin Falls, Ohio: “Ohio Yearly Meeting and Its Young People”
• Amy Yuncker, Archival Librarian at Malone University: “Students as Teachers as Well as Preachers”

For more information, contact Dr. Bryan Hollon or Dr. Jacci Stuckey Welling at 330.471.8100.