Benjamin S. Wall
"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Benjamin S. Wall, assistant professor of religion at Greensboro College, will speak at noon Thursday, Sept. 22, at a luncheon at The Franciscan Center of Greensboro.
The luncheon is $5; to make reservations, call 336-273-2554. The Franciscan Center is at 233 N. Greene St. in downtown Greensboro.
Wall will speak on "Jean Vanier and the Story of L'Arche," focusing on the themes of welcome, presence, and care as a way of life.
Vanier is a Canadian philosopher, theologian and humanitarian who has published numerous books and founded two international groups that work with and for people with developmental disabilities.
Wall's book on Vanier, "Welcome as a Way of Life: A Practical Theology of Jean Vanier," was published earlier this year by Cascade Books.
Wall holds a B.A. from Southeastern College at Wake Forest, an M.A. and Th.M. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen. He joined the Greensboro College faculty in 2015.
Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."
- A Press Release