Ashland University to Hold Peacemaker Lecture

Ashland University to Hold Peacemaker Lecture

9/19/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Emmanouil (Manolis) Ntamparakis, director of Social Action for NAOMI Ecumenical Workshop for Refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece, will speak on “Building Societies of Peace” at a peacemaker lecture on the Ashland University campus.

Ntamparakis will speak on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics. The event, which is sponsored by AU’s Religion Department, is free and open to the public.

Ntamparakis also will be speaking on Matthew 25 on Friday, Sept. 28, at noon for a soup/salad luncheon to be held in the lower level of the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel on the AU campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Ntamparakis works to create societies of peace by providing emergency aid and integration measures to alleviate the suffering of refugees in Northern Greece. He studied physics at the University of Thessaloniki and holds a Master of Divinity in Theology and Pastoral Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary in Amsterdam, and a Master of Theology in Bible Translation and Eastern Orthodox Theology from the University of Amsterdam.

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Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###