Azusa Pacific University and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences present Friendship Across the Aisle: United by the Gospel, a conversation about religious freedom, justice, human rights, and bipartisan cooperation.


This event will feature Tony Hall (D-OH), former United Nations ambassador and congressman, and Frank Wolf (R-VA), former congressman.

Hall is a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving human rights conditions in the world. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times. In February 2001, President George W. Bush asked him to serve as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations for Food and Agriculture. He was cofirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in by Secretary of State Collin Powell in September 2001 and retired in April 2006. Prior to his diplomatic service, Hall represented the third district of Ohio in U.S. Congress for nearly 24 years. He is the executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger.

Wolf is the distinguished senior fellow for the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, a newly created religious freedom advocacy group, and the first Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom Chair at Baylor University. Wolf served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1980 to 2014. He is the author of the International Religious Freedom Act, which created the International Religious Freedom Office at the U.S. Department of State and established the bipartisan, independent U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Wolf is also the author of the legislation to create a special envoy at the State Department to advocate for religious minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia.


Wed., Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.


Munson Lecture Hall

East Campus

901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa

Rachel White
Associate Director of Public Relations
(626) 815-4502 | rewhite@apu.edu