Previous Lecturers
Kelsey Timmerman, author and activist
Al Staggs, Theologian and actor
Immaculée Ilibagiza, author and survivor of Rwandan genocide
Dr Ted Peters
Center for Theology and Natural Sciences
Dr. George Tinker
Native American scholar and activist
2004-05: Mr. Ernest Michel 
Holocaust Survivor 
Head of United Jewish Foundation of N.Y.

Dr. Michael Ryan
Retired Professor of Historical Theology
Drew University Theological and Graduate Schools

2002-03: Tom Martinez
Former White Supremacist and FBI Informant
2001-02: Qadir Aware
Director of the Sioux Falls Multi-Cultural  Center
Native of the Kurdistan area in northern Iraq
2000-01: Naomi Tutu, Daughter of Desmond Tutu
Consultant, Educator, Activist, 
Race Relations Institute, Fisk U
1999-00: Mr. Arun Gandhi 
Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
Founder, MK Gandhi Institute for Non Violence
1997-98: Dr. William Schulz
Executive Director of Amnesty International
USA and Unitarian-Universalist Minister
1996-97: Al Staggs
Theologian and Actor
1995-96: Dr. Martin Broken Leg
Native American Scholar and author
1994-95: Christopher Childs, Activist, Greenpeace
1992-93: Kenneth Woodward
Religion Editor, Newsweek Magazine
1991-92: Dr. Don Messer
President, Iliff School of Theology
1990-91: Dr. J. Robert Nelson
Institute of Religion, Texas Medical Center
1989-90: Cal Thomas, Author, Columnist, Commentator
1987-88: David Jacobsen, Hostage in Lebanon
1986-87: Dr. Tom Sine, Author, Professor, Consultant
1986-85: Dr. Franklin Stark, Lecturer
Senator George S McGovern
Former US Senator, Author Lecturer
1983-84: Robert Short, Author, Lecturer
1982-83: Rod Sider, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
1981-82: Dick Gregory, Entertainer, Author, Political Analyst
1980-81: Senator George S McGovern 
Former US Senator, Author, Lecturer
1979-80: Dr Robert Coles, Harvard University
Dr. William Sloan Coffin, Jr.
Sr. Minister, Riverside Church, New York
1978-79: Dr Joseph Fletcher
U. of Virginia School of Medicine
1976-77: Senator Mark O Hatfield, Republican, Oregon
1975-76: Vine Deloria, Jr., Author, Theologian, Lawyer
1974-75: Dr. Muriel James, Author, Psychotherapist
1973-74: Alan Walker, Superintendent,
Central Mission, Sydney, Australia
1972-73: A. Cecil Williams
Glide Memorial UMC, San Francisco
1971-72: Don Luce, Journalist, Researcher
1970-71: Julian Bond Democratic Rep., Georgia State House 
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