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Anthony Campolo is 2002 Easter Missioner at Memorial Church

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Author, activist, and pastor the Rev. Anthony Campolo will be in residence at the Memorial Church as the 2002 Easter Missioner. Along with his wife, writer and editor Peggy Campolo, he will lead a series of events on the topic “Jesus Is Alive: Now What?” All events take place at the Memorial Church and are free and open to the public.

The Easter Mission begins on Sunday, April 7, at 11 a.m. when Campolo will preach at the Sunday service. The title of his sermon is “A Reason to Work.” Dr. and Mrs. Campolo will speak on alternate days from April 8 through April 12 at Harvard’s 8:45 a.m. Morning Prayers service.

In addition, the Campolos will lead three evening programs; all lectures begin at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, April 9, Campolo and the Rev. Jeffrey Brown, pastor of Boston’s Union Baptist Church and co-founder of the Ten Point Coalition, will jointly address the theme “Breaking Barriers: Racial Reconciliation in the Church.” On Wednesday, April 10, Campolo will lecture on “Amazing Grace: What Does Easter Really Mean?” Finally, on Thursday, April 11, they will speak on “A Life that Matters: Following Jesus Christ the Radical.”

Anthony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern College in St. Davids, Pa. Founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, he has provided the leadership to create, nurture and support programs for “at-risk” children in cities across the United States and Canada. A media commentator on religious, social, and political matters, he has appeared on television programs like “Nightline,” “The Charlie Rose Show,” and CNN News. Campolo is an author and ordained American Baptist minister. Peggy Campolo, a writer and editor, is a working member of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. She has spoken at churches, colleges, and conferences throughout the United States.