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Albert “Pete” Pero Jr.Remembering the first African-American professor at a US Lutheran seminary Save the Date!2016 LSTC Leadership Conference - October 11-13, 2016 Our Public Church FellowsRead more here Accolades for our Public Church CurriculumNamed among most innovative in North America Rare Books Collections Websiteby Ralph W. Klein, curator
Todd Wright

Service in his home congregation, such as volunteering with PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter), working with a high school program, and mentoring confirmands led Wright to think about going to seminary.

"It was a total leap of faith. I had been listening to the lectionary readings all spring and I just kept hearing the word calling to me ‘Now! Now is the time. . .’ "

- Todd Wright, M.Div. student

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Classes and normal activities at LSTC will resume on Tuesday, December 1st, at 7:00 a.m. The University of Chicago has received confirmation from the FBI that an individual is in custody in connection with threats against the University. Further information is available at their website:

Albert “Pete” Pero Jr., first African-American professor at a US Lutheran seminary, dies

Visit the Pero Multicultural Center page

Lutheran seminaries explore shared learning exchange

Watch LWF General Secretary Martín Junge deliver the 2015 Scherer Lecture on Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue

Philip Hefner co-author of new book, Our Bodies Are Selves

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