Os Guinness to speak at Luther College

Author and social critic Os Guinness will deliver two presentations sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Life.

Guinness's first presentation, titled "The Global Public Square: Religious Liberty and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity," will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

The second, titled "A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future,” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in Valders 206.

In conjunction with Guinness's presentations, the Center for Ethics and Public Life will hold a group discussion on his book, "The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life" at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in Campus House Room 203.

Born in China during World War II, Guinness was a witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949 before being expelled from the country. He went on to study at the University of London and Oriel College where he earned a doctoral degree.

Guinness has served as a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies and a Guest Scholar and Visiting Fellow at Brookings University.

He has written and edited more than 30 books, including "The American Hour," "Time for Truth" and "Long Journey Home."