The current focus of the Dawson Institute is programming, and it organizes at least one lecture, symposium, or workshop each semester, largely funded by the G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Endowment for Religious Liberty. The Institute often cooperates with other campus entities in hosting such events. While the Institute understands its commitment to the freedom of religion as an expression of its Baptist heritage, past programs showcase a wide range of speakers, authors, ministers, and religious leaders from diverse religious traditions and backgrounds and whose work both promotes religious freedom and strengthens the understanding of religion, politics and society.
Dawson Fall Lecture
September 29, 2022 at 3:30pm in Kayser Auditorium
Joao Chaves, “For Jesus, Country, and Robert E. Lee: Not Your Momma’s History of Baptist Missions”
Dr. Chaves is the Assistant Professor of Evangelism and Mission, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Outside Events of Interest
Glad Reunion: Celebrating the Ministry and Legacy of John R. Claypool
September 16-18, 2022—a weekend to explore and celebrate John Claypool’s 55-year ministry and its relevance for today and the future.
To register: https://gladreunion2022.eventbrite.com or call 502-896-4425.