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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 30, 2005

Church And State Roles Topic Of Luncheon Forum

A panel discussion on faith and society will be held during the Finding God at Iowa luncheon forum on Friday, Oct. 7 at noon in River Room #1 of the Iowa Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.

The discussion, "The Church and the State's Roles in a Pluralistic Society," will feature comments from William Buss, professor of law; Cary Covington, professor of political science; and Arnold Andersen, professor of psychiatry.

The Finding God at Iowa Lunch Forum is a program of the Geneva Campus Ministry at UI, which aims to create a healthy environment for the life of the spirit and the life of the mind. For further information, contact Edward Laarman at 319-341-0007 or e-mail

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010,