Galston is panelist for annual forum of...

Galston is panelist for annual forum of Woodstock center

William A. Galston, a professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, will be a panelist for the annual Woodstock Theological Center Forum at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bunn Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets N.W., Washington, D.C. The title of this year's free, public forum is "A New Era of Church-State Relations? John Courtney Murray, S.J., and Religious Pluralism."


Other participants will be the Rev. J. Leon Hooper, S.J., senior fellow of the Woodstock center; and Michael J. Perry, a professor the Northwestern University School of Law. The moderator will be Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, editor of Commonweal magazine.

The purpose of the forum is to continue the late Father Murray's exploration of the influences of religion and American political life on each other. For more information: (202) 687-4299 or (202) 687-4326.


Methodist post:

Methodist post: Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel, who leads the United Methodist Church in the Baltimore-Washington area, has been elected to a four-year term as president of the denomination's Board of Church and Society, succeeding

Bishop Robert C. Morgan of Louisville, Ky. Bishop Yeakel held the same post between 1977 and 1980.

Honored preachers:

Honored preachers: Two Maryland ministers of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have been singled out for the high quality of their preaching by a national organization, Mon Valley Ministries in Dravosburg, Pa. The preachers are the Rev. Robert S. Crilley of Cardiff, Harford County, and the Rev. Mark Sandell of Williamsport, Washington County.

Eighteen of the 25 awards for preaching went to Presbyterian ministers. Others honored included an Episcopalian, a Southern Baptist, a Free Will Baptist, a member of the Church of Christ and two United Methodists.

Jewish leader:

Jewish leader: Benjamin J. Dubin, a certified public accountant and member of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, has been elected vice president of the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, a coalition of 300 Reform Jewish men's clubs in North America.


Mr. Dubin, a former treasurer of his congregation, has served on the board of the Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and is currently assistant treasurer of the Baltimore Board of Jewish Education. He is also president of the A. G. Bell Association for the Deaf of Maryland.

The National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, with 30,000 members, is involved in education, social action and youth activities.