The Wright Lecture was funded by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Wright. The lectureship was established in 1978 as an endowed fund with the Iowa United Methodist Foundation to the benefit of Morningside College. This fund provides for an annual lectureship in religion during the spring and participation in classes and special events with an outstanding Christian religious leader.
Past notable speakers include Rachel Held Evans, Diana Butler Bass, William H. Willamon, Deanna Thompson, Phillip Gulley, David Kinnaman, and Morningside alumni who participated in the Selma Civil Rights marches.
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