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"Faithful Christian Witness in a Multi-faith Land" Theme of LSTC's April Conference

Posted Mar 16, 2005

Like the first followers of Jesus, Christians today profess their faith in a landscape of striking religious diversity. Even rural areas are increasingly affected by global communications, trade, travel and war. "Treasure in a Garden: Christian Witness in a Multi-faith Land," April 13 - 15 at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, is designed as a continuing education event for professional religious leaders, interested lay people, and students.

Those who attend will honor the good news of the Christian tradition while learning more about neighbors whose religious practices may be less familiar. During the 2 ½ day conference, participants will hear testimony from people actively engaged in interfaith dialogue; develop skills for effective, mutually-respectful conversation; and visit other communities of worship.

Speakers and leaders for the conference represent several faith traditions. They include Charles Kimball, Lucinda Mosher, Lucky Altman, Harold Vogelaar, Nelly Van Doorn-Harder, Donald Heinz, Michael Shelley, Ayesha Mustafaa, and Sevan Ross. Cost of the conference is $150 plus housing and meals. For more information about the conference, including registration, visit www.lstc.edu or call Julie Ryan at 773-256-0708.

Contact:

Jan Boden
Director of Communications
773-256-0744
jboden@lstc.edu

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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