Grace, Interfaith Council partner for Eden panel discussion

Grace, Interfaith Council partner for Eden panel discussion

Abilene, TX – The Grace Museum is partnering with the Abilene Interfaith Council April 3 to offer a special panel discussion in conjunction with The Grace’s current Main Gallery exhibit Picturing Eden.“Eden and the Spiritual Paradise” will be moderated by Dr. Ron Smith, retired professor of Theology at Hardin Simmons University, and will feature the Reverend Roz Thomas, chaplain for Sears Methodist Hospice; Dr. Mark Waters, Director of the Servant Leadership Center of the Southwest at McMurry University; Chaplain Haywood Talib, Texas Department of Criminal Justice; Dr. George Knight, retired HSU archeology professor Dr. Tim Maddox, philosophy professor at HSU; and Judy Deaton, Curator of Art and Exhibits for The Grace.The panel will explore various concepts of Eden or Paradise as conceived across time by different cultures, philosophies and religions. After a brief discussion by each panelist, questions and comments will be taken from the floor.The public is invited to attend the panel discussion, which begins at 6 p.m. in The Grace’s Historic Ballroom.The Grace Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday. Admission is free Thursday evening after 5 p.m.For more information, call 325-673-4587.