Peace oratory contest


Peace oratorical contest set

Three Bluffton University seniors will compete in the university’s annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Yoder Recital Hall. The event, which also includes a reception, is free and open to the public.

Participating students give a speech of no more than 10 minutes that applies the Christian peace position to an issue of contemporary concern.

This year’s presenters, and their speech titles, are:
• Nathan Barber from Springfield, Ohio, on “Saving Afghanistan”;
• Brent Schroeder from Continental, Ohio, on “Being Seated at the Table of Christ: Ritual and Disability”;
• Kathryn Wineland, last year’s winner from Gibsonburg, Ohio, on “Queering Bluffton: Embracing the Other, Embracing our Own.”

The winner will qualify for a binational contest with winners from other North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ institutions. Wineland placed second in that contest last year.