Franklin College professor hosting interfaith celebration

David Carlson, Franklin College professor of philosophy and religion, will host an interfaith celebration next week as part of a launch for his new book, “Countering Religious Extremism: The Healing Power of Spiritual Friendships.”

The book is a record of spiritual interviews and reflections by Carlson and was released April 1 by New City Press.

The event will be 7 p.m. April 25, St. Luke’s Methodist Church in Indianapolis, and will include a panel of leaders of interfaith groups and organizations in central Indiana, followed by remarks by Carlson about his experience writing the book.