The Rev. Hans Kung, the Catholic theologian censured by the pope six months ago, plans to make a lecture tour of the United States in November. Kung is scheduled to start at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif., and move on to Harvard and Yale divinity schools, Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Union Theological Seminary and the Riverside Church in New York City, and at the centennial meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Dallas.
The Rev. Kenneth A. Tyson, pastor of Bethesda United Methodist Church, has been appointed district superintendent of the Hagerstown United Methodist district. He will be replaced by the Rev. Charle Edgar Harvey, pastor of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Bowie. The Rev. David E. Stum, associate minister at Bethesda United Methodist Church, has been appointed pastor of the Washington Grove United Methodist Church also orgnized a new United Methodist congregation in Montgomery Village. He will be replaced by the Rev. Howard Edgar Moore, now serving as pastor of two rural churches in the Clarksburg area. All changes effective July 1.
Sonia Johnson has been denied a chance to personally appeal her excommunication before the first presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon church president Spencer W. Kimball and two associates will rule on her appeal without holding a hearing.
The Rev. Joel A. Gibson has become rector of the Church of the Ascension (Episcopal) in Silver Spring. Gibson has served in various posts at the church since his ordination in 1976.
The Rev. Robert A Mogge has been appointed to Garfield Memorial Christian Chruch in McLean. For the past five years, Mogge has served as the Protestant chaplain at Fairfax Hospital.
The Rev. Wasena F. Wright Sr., pastor of St. Matthew's Methodist Church in Fairfax, has been named district superintendent of the Petersburg District of the United Methodist Virginia Annual Conference. In the same conference, the Rev. Walter S. Green of Messiah United Methodist Church in Springfield has been appointed superintendent of the Staunton District.