Many immigrants to the United States are devoted Christians who wish to share their faith with others, including religiously indifferent immigrants, immigrant offspring (the “second generation”), and even with the growing population of religiously disengaged old stock Americans. Saturday, April 17, World Mission Institute 2010 will look at the factors in the vision and situation of immigrant congregations that enable or inhibit missionary activity, especially race and ethnicity.
Dr. R. Stephen Warner, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the keynote speaker for the 2010 World Mission Institute, “Immigrants and Christian Mission in the U.S. Today: Interaction and Overlap.” The half-day free institute, held at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago, begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude at noon. For more information about World Mission Institute 2010, contact the Rev. Dr. Peter Vethanayagamony at 773-256-0749 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Mission Institute 2010 is jointly organized and sponsored by the Catholic Theological Union, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, McCormick Theological Seminary and the Multicultural Center of LSTC.
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