Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Locals with ties to Georgia waiting for news while hoping for peace

Bill Harper, retired professor of history at Gordon, was interviewed by Alan Burke of the Salem Evening News on the recent Russian invasion of Georgia, and compared the current situation with the Soviet crushing of the Hungarian uprising back in 1956. Read Alan Burke's Salem News article...
At Gordon for nearly 40 years, Harper has traveled extensively in Eastern Europe and taught courses on the region for many years. He was also instrumental in forging a "sister parish" relationship between his home church, Christ Church of Hamilton and Wenham, and The Church of the Icon of All Who Sorrow and its priest, Fr. Viacheslav Kharinov, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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