Worldview Lectures – 2014

Here are the Worldview Lectures for Fall, 2014

Monday, October 6–David Orr, Cook County Clerk

Cook County Clerk David Orr has been the chief election authority for suburban Cook County, one of the U.S.’s largest election jurisdictions, since December 1990. As County Clerk, Orr has earned a reputation for responsible budgeting and government efficiency by modernizing elections and returning millions of dollars to Cook County’s coffers every year.

Monday, October 13—Thomas Gouwens, organist

Thomas Gouwens, associate organist at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, will perform in concert. He has served as a faculty member at various colleges, a university organist, and dean of the Chicago Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Monday, October 20—Nontombi Naomi Tutu, race and gender justice activist

Naomi Tutu is the third child of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nomalizo Leah Tutu. The challenges of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa have been the foundation of her life as an activist for human rights. In her speeches she blends a passion for human dignity with humor and personal stories.

Monday, October 27—Tim Gregory, actor

Tim Gregory, founder of Provision Theater in Chicago, will be performing his one-man show “Redeemed: Rise and Fall of Chuck Colson,” about the life and conversion of Chuck Colson. Gregory has directed and acted in numerous productions. Some of his writing credits include world-premiere adaptations of Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. 

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