Interfaith Alliance hosting lunch this Friday on intelligent design

The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa is hosting a "Crossroads" lunch featuring Dr. Hector Avalos this Friday, April 18. He will speak on "Intelligent Design: Science or Religion?" Dr. Avalos of Iowa State University is "a nationally recognized expert on Intelligent Design (ID)," according to the e-mail I just received from the Interfaith Alliance.

The e-mail notes that a movie called “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” which advocates for including ID as part of the science curriculum in public schools, is opening in Iowa theaters this Friday:

People who value religious freedom for all people, the separation of church/state, and an excellent standard for educational curriculum in our k-12 schools need to understand Intelligent Design and why it is an important element of the Religious Right’s movement.

The luncheon will be at Plymouth Congregational Church, 42nd and Ingersoll in Des Moines, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. The lunch will cost $8 (payable at the door), and they are asking for RSVPs by Tuesday, April 15. To reserve a spot, call (515)279-8715 or e-mail tiaiowa AT

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