What:                   Academic Symposium with Victoria Reggie Kennedy

                            Panel to include Congressman James McGovern

Where:                Anna Maria College

                           Fuller Activities Center

                           50 Sunset Place

                           Paxton, MA  01612

When:                 Wednesday, October 24, 2012

                           1:30 p.m.

 Anna Maria College announces that Victoria Reggie Kennedy and Congressman James P. McGovern will participate in its fall Symposium: Faith and the Public Square: Balancing Religious Beliefs with the Common Good to be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fuller Activities Center on the AMC Paxton campus.  Mrs. Kennedy will present a keynote address regarding the challenges of engaging in the complex issues of the day while maintaining a commitment to personal religious beliefs. Her address will be followed by a panel discussion that will include Congressman James McGovern. Also scheduled to participate are Reverend Andrew Genszler, Director for Advocacy for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Reverend Richard Reidy, Canon Lawyer and Pastor of St. Ann’s Church in North Oxford; and Dr. María Teresa Dávila, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Andover Newton Theological School.  David P. Forsberg, recently retired President of the Worcester Business Development Corporation and current Interim President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of New England will serve as facilitator.