Emory Report

Mar. 29, 1999

 Volume 51, No. 25

Desmond Tutu highlights first Candler Homecoming '99

A luncheon talk by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the celebration of a perenially popular course will be the keynote events at the Candler School's Homecoming '99, held April 8 and 9.

A new event for graduates and and friends of the school, Homecoming '99 will feature the good food and fellowship of a local church homecoming, combined with worship, learning and recreation to renew pastors after their Easter activities.

Tutu, a visiting Woodruff Professor of Theology at Candler, will speak at a barbecue luncheon on Friday, April 9. Dean Kevin LaGree will present the distinguished graduate awards and Candler medals.

Just before the luncheon, professors Roberta Bondi and William Mallard will present "CT 301 Revisited," a celebration of 20 years of team-teaching the "Introduction to the History of Christian Thought I," complete with "That Old-time Religion."

Homecoming '99 events begin the morning of Thursday, April 8, with a golf outing, chapel and the first session of continuing education workshops. The celebration officially kicks off, however, with 6 p.m. jazz vespers led by Dwight Andrews, a pastor and associate professor in the music department. That evening the classes of 1959, '69, '79 and '89 will gather for reunions.

Friday morning includes a breakfast for pre-1949 graduates and a hymn sing, followed by tours, open houses and informal time in the afternoon.

Homecoming '99 will close Friday evening with the Candler Choraliers' spring concert, "Songs of Faith and Freedom," including premiere and commissioned works. The concert, which will be repeated April 10, begins at 8:15 p.m.

For more information visit the Candler development office web site at <www.emory. edu/CANDLER/DEVELOPMENT>, call 404-727-6351 or send e-mail to <candleralum@ emory.edu>.

--Elaine Justice

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