News & Events
February 5, 2013
On Friday February 8 at 10:00 a.m., the Department of Religious Studies is co-sponsoring a special presentation by William Robert Nowell III, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mass Communications at North Carolina Central University, entitled "The Role of The Chronicle of the Catholic Church in Lithuania in the Resistance to Sovietization, 1972-1989." The presentation will be in the Whitman Room of Ramsey Library and is free and open to the public.
The Chronicle, the leading "underground paper" in Lithuania during this era, was founded and edited by Fr. Sigitas Tamkevicius, who now is archbishop of Kaunas. Under constant KGB surveillance and harassment of contributors, Tamkevicius was able to produce 32 clandestine issues of the paper before being arrested and convicted for disseminating "anti-Soviet" speech in 1985 and serving a five-year sentence at a Siberian "labor camp."
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Department of Religious Studies