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C Henry Smith Oratorical Contest 2018

Bethel students are invited to register for this writing and speaking contest, which features a local $300 first prize and an additional $300 national first prize.

The C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest is administered by the Peace and Justice Ministries of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and locally sponsored by the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) and the Bethel College departments of Bible and Religion and Communication Arts. Bethel students are invited to share original orations with the wider community, applying a Christian peace position to contemporary concerns. How does your Christian peace position help you make sense of the issues facing us all in the contemporary world?

Student participants will write an original essay (maximum 1,500 words) and share an 8 to 10 minute presentation. Presentations will be made at Life Enrichment on Wednesday, April 25, at 11:30 AM and/or at Convocation on Friday, May 4, at 11:00 AM.

If you are interested in participating, please register here.

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April 25
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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