The Rev. Ray Buchanan to Present Carr Lecture

November 07, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Rev. Ray Buchanan, co-founder of Stop Hunger Now, will present the Carr Lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18 in Myers Sanctuary of Dewald Chapel at the University of Mount Union.

Buchanan earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Divinity degree from Shenandoah University and Conservatory. He co-founded Stop Hunger Now in 1998, following an 18-year career as the founder and co-director of the Society of St. Andrew, a Virginia-based domestic food relief organization. Buchanan also served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam.

Buchanan is an ordained United Methodist minister and is fueled by the vision of ending hunger in his lifetime. He has dedicated himself to helping those in the greatest need. Stop Hunger Now was created by Buchanan as an entrepreneurial model for providing rapid, cost-effective responses to international crisis situations. He is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his humanitarian effort. His awards include the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Alumnus of the Year Award, the Caring Institute National Caring Award, the National Association of Christians and Jews Humanitarian Award, the Maxwell House “Real American Hero Award,” the North Carolina International Human Rights Award and the International Affairs Councils Citizen of the World Award.

Articles on Buchanan and his work have appeared in the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the San Francisco Examiner, the Houston Post, the Dallas Morning News, the Arizona Republic, the Raleigh News and Observer and the Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, the CBS Weekend News and the 700 Club.

The Joseph M. Carr Lectureship was established in 1916 by the terms of the will of Reverend Joseph M. Carr, D.D. a close associate of President Hartshorn in the early days of Mount Union. The conditions under which the lectureship was given state that the lecture shall always be upon the subject, "The Mission of the Christian College to the World."

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