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Speaker Shares Experiences in Afghanistan

9/29/2006 —

"Afghanistan:  Clash of the Clans and Traditions" is the topic for a lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Lee R. Glatfelter Library at Penn State York.  John Betlyon, lecturer in Jewish studies, classics and ancient Mediterranean studies, and religious studies at Penn State, University Park, is the speaker.  This presentation is part of the One Book One Community series and is free and open to the public.

Betlyon will share his experiences with the culture, religion, and history of Afghanistan while serving as a United States Army chaplain in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2003 - 2004.   Beylton holds a Ph.D. in near eastern language and civilizations from Harvard University.  In addition to his duties at Penn State, Betlyon serves as pastor for the Trinity United Methodist Church in Hummelstown, Dauphin County, and is a chaplain assigned to Joint Forces Headquarters in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

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