Times correspondent to speak on religious tolerance, Nov. 28

Nov. 16, 2001 10:04 a.m.

national religion correspondent at The New York Times will present a public lecture titled "Toleration for What Purpose? A Perspective on American Religious Pluralism" Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Gustav Niebuhr will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. He reports on trends in religion as well as breaking news throughout the United States. He also writes a biweekly religion column for The Times and covers religion stories in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Before coming to the Times in 1994, Niebuhr was a religion reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (1986-89), The Wall Street Journal (1989-92) and The Washington Post (1992-94). A guest speaker at many academic institutions, he recently taught courses on religion and the news media at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion .