Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does, attorney, and founder of Restore International, will speak at Wake Forest University on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The event is hosted by the School of Divinity.
Goff’s nonprofit, Restore International, is a human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, and Somalia. The pioneering vision of Restore is to fight for freedom and human rights, working to improve educational opportunities and to be helpful to those in need of a voice and a friend. Restore has worked with Uganda’s judiciary in bringing over 200 cases to trial, as well as pursuing justice, intervention, and education for at risk women and children in Uganda, India, and Somalia. Restore Leadership Academy in Northern Uganda educates over 300 students with a focus on character and leadership development. Because of Goff’s vision and the work of Restore International, he serves as the Hon. Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States.
Goff has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years. He is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School where he teaches Nonprofit Law, and Point Loma Nazarene University, where he teaches Business Law.
“As part of preparing our students to be religious leaders, the School of Divinity creates opportunities for students to engage leaders who are already having an impact on faith communities,” said Shonda Jones, associate dean of admissions and student services. “Our students are creative and always pushing boundaries in their service to God’s people. A speaker like Bob Goff will be an instrumental conversation partner who can invite students and other leaders to imagine bigger possibilities and reach people and places they thought impossible.”
An Evening with Bob Goff is free and open to the public. For more information visithttp://divinity.wfu.edu.
About the Wake Forest University School of Divinity
The Wake Forest University School of Divinity is a growing, dynamic and ecumenical theological institution that prepares men and women to be religious leaders in a changing world. The School currently offers the Master of Divinity degree and several dual degrees in law, bioethics, counseling, education, and sustainability offered jointly with other schools of the University. Through imaginative courses and diverse programs of community engagement, students are equipped to be agents of justice, reconciliation, and compassion in Christian churches and other ministries.
About Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at www.wfu.edu.
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