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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 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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