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  • February 25, 2013 3:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Our 2013 Annual Dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, at 6PM at Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley MD.  We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Archbishop William E. Lori.


    More info will be available soon!

  • February 01, 2013 3:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    When: Friday, February 22, 2013, 7:30 to 9:00 A.M.


    Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Timonium MD


    Speaker: Peter Dans, Author & (Retired) Physician


    Topic: Christians in the Movies


    Cost: FREE for “first timers”, non-members $10


    Christians in the Movies traces the arc of the portrayal in film of Christians from 1905 through 2008. For most of the first six decades, the portrayals were favorable and even reverential. By contrast, from 1970 on, Christians, and especially Catholics, have often been treated with hostility and, at times, outright ridicule. Dans demonstrates this shift, by decade, through in-depth reviews and commentaries on almost 200 films, examining various causative factors such as the abolition of the Hays Motion Picture Production Code; the demise of the Catholic Legion of Decency; and the associated profound societal and cultural changes. From a look at the real story behind the Scopes trial to portraits of actors, directors and writers most prominently associated with films involving Christians and Christianity, Christians in the Movies provides a great resource for those who wish to select films for showing at churches, universities or for personal viewing and for understanding and discussing how to reverse this unhealthy societal trend.


    About the Author
    Peter E. Dans, M.D. is associate professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He has reviewed movies as the Physician at the Movies for Pharos the quarterly journal of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society since 1990 and is the author of Doctors in the Movies: Boil the Water and Just Say Aah! about the portrayal of doctors in film from 1931-2000.


    We look forward to seeing you! Please don’t hesitate to contact Director Laurie Jantz, Co-Membership Chair, at 610-597-5538 or LJantz@orasure.com with any questions you may have.

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