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Gender and the Episcopal Church subject of ISU presentation

Posted October 17, 2007

Gender and religious issues will be the subject of a free public presentation at Idaho State University on Oct. 18 at noon in the Heritage Room of the ISU Pond Student Union Building.

The Reverend Anne Beatty will present “Why I Didn’t Become the Minister’s Wife.” Beatty’s talk is part of the sixth annual Every Other Thursday Brown Bag Lecture Series: Gender and Religion, presented by the Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center.

Beatty has been an Episcopal priest for 14 years, and a rector for the last five, at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Pocatello.

The Every Other Thursday series spotlights gender-related research conducted by ISU faculty, staff, students and, occasionally, Pocatello community members. The lectures are an opportunity for ISU and Pocatello community members to join the ongoing dialogue on a variety of gender issues.

Other scheduled talks will include:

•    “Gender and Wicca” presented by Claudia McCoy, assistant director of the ISU Women’s Studies program, on Oct. 31 in the Heritage Room of the PSUB. This will be the only talk scheduled for Wednesday. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes.

•    “Gender and Jehovah’s Witnesses” presented by Dee Adair on Nov. 15 in the Heritage Room of the PSUB.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lunches. All lectures are open to the public and free of charge. For more information on the lecture series contact the Anderson Center at (208) 282-2805.