Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

March 14, 2007

Whitworth Great Decisions Series to Feature March 22 Lecture
on Christian Micro-Enterprise

The founder of the Center for Community Transformation will present the fourth lecture of the 50th annual Great Decisions Lecture Series at Whitworth College. The series features speakers who focus on current political, cultural and economic subjects of interest to the international community. The public is invited to attend the lectures free of charge.

Ruth Callanta will present "Christian Micro-Enterprise: The New Model for Aid in Developing Countries – A Philippine Perspective" on Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth. For more information, please call (509) 777-3270.

In 1992, Callanta founded the Center for Community Transformation, a Christian development organization that serves the poor through holistic, integrated, sustainable community and church-based development interventions. Today, the CCT has more than 130,000 community partners in 139 branches located in major urban poor areas in the Philippines.

The concluding lecture of the Great Decisions series will take place Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth. Great Decisions 2007 is co-sponsored by the Whitworth Political Science Department and the School of Global Commerce & Management.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college, which has an enrollment of 2,500 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Barbara Brodrick, academic program assistant, politics science department, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3270 or bbrodrick@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information officer, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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