Ashland Theological Seminary Plans Event with Ruth Graham

10/11/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Women in Dialogue, a program of Ashland Theological Seminary, is bringing Ruth Graham to the Ashland University campus for a public event on Nov. 10.

Ruth Graham, the daughter of the Rev. Billy Graham, will speak on "Fear Not Tomorrow - God is Already There" at the 7 p.m. event in Hugo Young Theatre. She will share honestly about her experiences facing infidelity, divorce and parenting challenges, including unplanned pregnancies, bulimia and drugs.

Tickets for the event are $15 each and can be ordered through the Ashland University Box Office at 419.289.5125 or online at http://seminary.ashland.edu/events. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for this open seating event and those attending will receive a gift bag upon admission.

"Bringing in Ruth Graham as the kick-off speaker for this year was an easy choice, largely because of her experiences," said Dawn West, director of development and alumni relations for the seminary. "Most people have faced or know someone who has faced at least one of the challenges that Ms. Graham has encountered. Her story can provide encouragement to a huge array of people."

West noted that Ashland Theological Seminary has a longstanding commitment to the valuable leadership of women in every aspect of life, and "Women in Dialogue" is a presentation series developed to address the unique needs and interests of women.

"While Women in Dialogue is a program designed for women, Graham's message will be applicable to men, as well," West said. "Ticket prices for this presentation have been kept intentionally low to make the program accessible to everyone. Individuals and groups with the means are encouraged to purchase tickets for gifts to organizations with individuals unable to purchase tickets themselves."

Ashland Theological Seminary is a graduate division of Ashland University. With campuses in Ashland, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus, Ashland Theological Seminary integrates theological education with Christ-centered transformation as it equips men and women for ministry in the church and the world.