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‘Why Manchester?’ examines University’s Brethren tradition

Denise Kettering-LaneManchester University will host Denise Kettering-Lane for her presentation, “Why Manchester? The Church of the Brethren Tradition” as a part of the Values, Ideas and the Arts (VIA) series.

The presentation is 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in Cordier Auditorium. It will also be livestreamed on Facebook. The event is free and open to the public. The program will be followed by a Q&A.

Kettering-Lane is an associate professor of Brethren studies at Bethany Theological Seminary. She will speak about Manchester’s founding denomination, the Church of the Brethren, which emerged as a Christian response to war, political conflict and social justice. Her presentation will illustrate how Church of the Brethren traditions contribute to Manchester’s values of diversity and inclusion.

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Organizers for this event are Katy Gray Brown, professor of peace studies and philosophy, and Kendall Brown, peace studies coordinator. Contact Katy Gray Brown at or Kendall Brown at

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November 2022