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The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary in New York, will present Lakeland College's annual Founders' Day Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Her free presentation will begin at 11 a.m. in the Bradley Theatre.
Jones' presentation is entitled "Economic Freedom," and she will explore the myriad ways in which theology provides fresh insight into our present economic system.
Founders' Day is an annual Lakeland event that recognizes the church's contributions to Lakeland and provides a time to reflect on Lakeland's strong tradition with the United Church of Christ.
Jones, the 16th president of Union Theological Seminary, is a prolific and popular scholar in the fields of theology, religion and gender studies. She earned her master of divinity from Yale Divinity School as well as her Ph.D. in theology from Yale University. She holds a bachelor's from the University of Oklahoma and is an ordained minister in both the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ.
A post-lecture luncheon with Jones is set for 12:30-2 p.m. in the Laun Center. Reservations are required and the cost is $10. To register online, visit Lakeland.edu/MissionHouseCenter or contact Colleen Darling at
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