The Rev. Lauren R. Stanley with her students at the Renk Bible College in Renk, Sudan.
Photo by Madjur Chol Deng.
The Rev. Lauren R. Stanley, the Episcopal Church’s only full-time missionary serving in Sudan, will speak on 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26 on "Preaching, Teaching and Living Hope: a missionary view of Sudan," in Strite Auditorium of the Campus Center.
A priest of the Diocese of Virginia, she will talk about her work in South Sudan as well as the overall situation this war-torn African nation, including the genocide in Darfur.
Stanley has been an ECUSA missionary since July 2005 and is back in the United States because of precarious security issues in Sudan.
A 1997 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, she served dioceses in Virginia before becoming a full-time missionary.
She is the author of the "Short-Term Mission Handbook," written for the Diocese of Virginia, and is a national newspaper columnist.
Stanley was a journalist for more than 20 years as well as a Peace Corps volunteer serving in Kenya in the mid-1980s.
Admission to the program, sponsored by EMU’s language and literature department, Bible and religion department, campus ministries and the Student Government Association‘s Student Lecture Series, is free.
For more information, call the language and literature department at 540-432-4168.