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  • Financial analyst turns interest in 20th-century monk into book

    Gordon Oyer, a senior financial analyst in the Office of Business and Financial Services since 1985, recently wrote the book Pursuing the Spiritual Roots of Protest, which focuses on the 1964 peacemaker retreat at a Kentucky monastery hosted by philosopher Thomas Merton. Oyer said many of the topics the religious leaders focused on then are still being debated today.

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    Gordon Oyer, a senior financial analyst in the Office of Business and Financial Services since 1985, recently wrote the book “Pursuing the Spiritual Roots of Protest,” which focuses on the 1964 “peacemaker retreat” at a Kentucky monastery hosted by philosopher Thomas Merton. Oyer said many of the topics the religious leaders focused on then are still being debated today.

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