Anderson, Indiana

Minister & environmental advocate Peter Illyn to visit AU

Mon, 2011-11-07 08:00 -- univcomm
November 7, 2011

Peter Illyn, a nationally recognized minister and environmental advocate, will visit Anderson University on Thurs., Nov. 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Decker Hall, room 133. Illyn's visit is part of a tour of campuses in Indiana this month to inspire students to consider concern for the world around them as an extension of their faith. Relating Christian faith to current environmental issues — based on scripture, historic Christian virtues, accepted science, and common sense — he will challenge Hoosiers to expand their ideas of stewardship and justice and stand up for the health and safety of all of God’s creation.

aufallIllyn will visit five Indiana campuses and several other venues in November: Taylor University on November 8; Indiana Wesleyan on November 9; Anderson University on November 10; Goshen College on November 14; and Notre Dame on November 15.

"We are honored to have Peter on the AU campus" said Dick Sprague, sustainability program coordinator at Anderson University. "It is clear that Peter has probed this issue to a depth that is unique and impressive. Our campus community will undoubtedly be energized by his presence."

Peter is the founder of Restoring Eden, an Oregon-based Christian nature appreciation and environmental stewardship ministry dedicated to helping Christians rediscover the biblical call to love, serve, and protect God’s creation. His efforts have been featured in Backpacker Magazine, Outside Magazine, the Osgood Files, Faithworks, Charisma, High Country News, Washington Post, Mother Jones, Whole Earth Magazine, CBS Evening News, CNN, Utne Reader and Christianity Today, amongst others. For more information, visit

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.