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NEW WILMINGTON, PA (WC)– Award-winning singer-songwriter, peace activist, writer and public speaker David LaMottewill open the 2018 Spiritual Emphasis Westminster (SEW) speaker series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in the Wallace Memorial Chapel on Westminster’s campus.

LaMotte will offer a concert as part of the regular Sunday Vespers service in the chapel.  He will also provide a lecture and question-and-answer session at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, in the Berlin Lounge of McKelvey Campus Center.Both events are free and open to the public.

Touring full-time for more than 25 years, LaMotte has developed a large and loyal following around the world. He has released 12 full-length CDs and performed more than 3,000 concerts in all 50 states and on five continents. BBC Radio Belfast has praised his “charm, stories, humor, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”

LaMotte’s speaking and workshop calendar has included presenting at the PC(USA) Mission to the United Nations, keynoting peace conferences in Berlin and at the Scottish Parliament, as well as offering the baccalaureate for 2016 graduates of Columbia Seminary. His TEDx Talk on what music can teach us about peacemaking was published in January 2018.

LaMotte is a former Rotary World Peace Fellow; cofounder and president of PEG Partners, a non-profit organization that works with Guatemalan schools and libraries to promote literacy, critical thought and artistic expression; and served on the AFSC Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Task Group. His books, which include adult and children’s literature, examine justice issues and creative, practical approaches to large scale problems.

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