September 23, 2013

FRCC Professor to Illustrate Complex Relationship between Religion, Violence

Catlyn Keenan, professor of philosophy and women’s studies at Front Range Community College’s Boulder County Campus, will give a presentation titled Religion and Violence Sept. 26 at the Longmont Public Library.

Her presentation is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the library’s meeting rooms. Attendees can use the west side entrance.

“Some people argue that religion has been used throughout history as a motivation for war and terrorism,” Keenan says. “Others argue that religion is essentially peaceful and used by violent people to justify war. I plan to use examples from recent history to illustrate the complex relationship between religion and violence.”

The presentation will contain some graphic content. Admission is free.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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