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CONTACT: Beth L. Lorow
Social worker and mediator Lawrence Ressler to speak at Messiah College
GRANTHAM, Pa. (Feb. 25, 2005) — Messiah College’s sociology and social work department will host a lecture by Lawrence Ressler entitled, “The Code of Ethics from a Theologically Orthodox Perspective” at Messiah College on March 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Brubaker Auditorium in the Eisenhower Campus Center on the college’s Grantham campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Throughout the presentation, Ressler will review the development of the National Association of Social Workers' Code of Ethics. He will look at the Code through an Orthodox Christian world view and suggest that issues labeled as violations of the Code may be better understood as resolutions to ethical dilemmas based on differing world views.
Ressler is currently the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Roberts Wesleyan College. In the past, he has served as Academic Dean and has been the director and developer of several social work programs, including Messiah’s original collaboration with Temple University. Ressler also regularly participates in higher education conferences and workshops, and has initiated and taken part in many research and consultant projects. He also co-edited a book on peace called, “Making Peace with Conflict: Practical Skills for Conflict Transformation,” with Carolyn Schrock-Shenk.
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 2,900 undergraduate students in 50 majors. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.
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ARTICLE DATE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2005