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World Mission Institute Explores "Challenges and Possibilities of the Multicultural Congregation/Parish" April 20 -21 at LSTC

Posted Apr 4, 2006

The Chicago Center for Global Ministries presents the 2006 World Mission Institute designed to help pastors and parishioners think about effective ways of doing ministry as multicultural congregations. The institute begins on Thursday, April 20 with an evening lecture by Dr. Michael Emerson. It continues on Friday, April 21, with worship, lectures, workshops and a panel discussion. Registration for the entire Institute is $25. Cost for only the Thursday lecture and reception is $10.

Dr. Michael Emerson is the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology at Rice University. He is founding director of the Center on Race, Religion and Urban Life. His publications include People of the Dream: Multiracial Congregations in the United States (Princeton), Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problems of Race in America (Oxford), and Against All Odds: The Struggle for Racial Integration in Religious Organization (NYU).

Dr. George Yancey, associate professor of sociology at the University of North Texas, will speak on "Principles of Successful Multiracial Churches." He is the author of One Body, One Spirit (InterVarsity Press) and co-editor, with Sherelyn Yancey of Just Don't Marry One.

The Chicago Center for Global Ministries was founded in 1993 as a common venture of Catholic Theological Union, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and McCormick Theological Seminary (PC/USA) to facilitate theological education for ministry and to further scholarly research from the perspective of globalization and the church's catholicity.


Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders who bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. It provides high-quality seminary and graduate education for women and men in a community that is global, multicultural, ecumenical, interfaith, and urban. LSTC faculty provides resources for the whole church through their research, writing, and workshops and presentations around the world. Graduates serve in every type of ministry setting as they work to realize the gospel vision of peace and justice.

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