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Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 02/16/2011

Christian university discusses Holocaust

By Daniel de Vise

In a symposium that concludes today, Liberty University in Virginia examines "Genocide and Religious Persecution Around the World."

It's the first time Liberty has squarely addressed the Holocaust and genocide, issues "evangelicals need to talk about and advocate better on," said Brett O'Donnell, spokesman for the world's largest Christian university.

Liberty, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell in 1971, enrolls about 70,000 students, largely online but also on its residential campus in Lynchburg. Jerry Falwell Jr. now serves as chancellor and president.

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The symposium, sponsored by Liberty's law school and the American Association of Christian Counselors, features Holocaust survivor Irving Roth, director of the Holocaust Resource Center; religious scholar Hillel Levine of Boston University; and speakers representing the United Nations, WorldHelp and The Hague.

Topics will include the Holocaust as well as modern genocides in Rwanda, Darfur and Sudan.

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By Daniel de Vise  | February 16, 2011; 11:53 AM ET
Categories:  Pedagogy, Research  | Tags:  Christian university Holocaust symposium, Liberty U discusses genocide holocaust, Liberty University, Liberty genocide Holocaust  
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