HFCC lecture series presents ‘Walking The El Camino’

Photo courtesy of Henry Ford Community College
John Carroll poses at a marker along his route during his El Camino walk. The HFCC counselor walked the 600-mile pathway — from southern France to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain, and then on to the Atlantic Ocean — over the summer.

DEARBORN — Henry Ford Community College’s Building Bridges Lecture Series will present “Walking The ‘El Camino’ – The Ultimate Cross Cultural Experience” from 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in Room L-14 of the Liberal Arts Building on the main campus, 5101 Evergreen.

This event is free and open to the public.

The keynote speaker will be HFCC counselor John Carroll, who has travelled to more than 90 countries. This summer, he walked more than 600 miles on the El Camino – the pathway that runs from southern France, through the Pyrenees Mountains, across northern Spain to Santiago, and then on to the Atlantic Ocean – with people from all over the world as part of a pilgrim nation. He considers this experience one of the high points of his life.

Carroll’s talk will include a colorful video presentation with time for questions.

The HFCC Religious Studies Program and Council of World Cultures sponsors series in an effort to foster global awareness and understanding throughout HFCC and the greater community through the study of world cultures.

“Our goal is to bring together campus personnel and local citizenry of various ethnic and religious backgrounds that we might replace fear and enmity with empathy and understanding,” said Bill Secrest, head of the HFCC Religious Studies program.

For further information about this event, call 313-845-6441.