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Stephen E. Lammers, Helen H.P. Manson Professor of the English Bible, will speak on “Clonaid and the Raelians” noon-1 p.m. today at Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall. His talk will focus on “the business of religion and cloning.”

The event is free and open to the public. Lunch may be brought or purchased for $3.

A distinguished scholar in the field of religion and society, particularly medical ethics and war-peace questions, Lammers is coeditor of an award-winning book in medical ethics, On Moral Medicine. He is the coordinator of Lafayette’s Health Care and Society program and the ethics consultant for Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, working with residents and medical students. He is also a member of the hospital’s Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee, and Ethics Committee.

Lammers’ teaching areas at Lafayette include contemporary religious issues, religion and modern society, religion and medicine, religious ethics, health and illness in technological societies, religion and political life, value issues in business and the professions, and social and ethical issues in biotechnology and genetic engineering.

He is a recipient of the Carl R. and Ingeborg Beidleman Research Award, which recognizes excellence in applied research or scholarship. He earned his Ph.D. from Brown University.

Other scheduled noon Friday brown bags at Interfaith Chapel include:

  • Feb. 14: Kenneth Briggs, visiting part-time instructor of English at Lafayette, on the crisis in the Catholic Church
  • Feb. 21: “Good Friday and the Trial of Jesus,” Rabbi Michael Cook, Hebrew Union College
  • Feb. 28: “The Life of Mary McCleod Bethune,” Samuel Hay, visiting professor of government and law at Lafayette
  • March 7: Jane Turk, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at LaSalle University, on “Computer Privacy and Ethics since 9/11”
  • March 14: Helena Silverstein, associate professor of government and law at Lafayette, on “The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action in Higher Education”
  • March 28: “Date Rape Drugs and Club Drugs — The New Epidemic”
  • April 4: Alternative School Break trip reports
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