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Cross-Cultural Colloquium Features Carmelo E. Álvarez on "The Challenge of Pentecostalism for the Mission and Ministry of the Church"

Posted Jun 13, 2006

Carmelo E. Álvarez will present the Cross-Cultural Colloquium lecture Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. in the Augustana Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street. "The Challenge of Pentecostalism for the Mission and Ministry of the Church" will be presented as part of LSTC's bi-lingual Doctor of Ministry in Mission and Leadership program, which attracts students from across the United States and Latin America. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Rev. Dr. Carmelo E. Álvarez works with the Disciples of Christ Global Ministries Board for the development of the Pentecostal Churches in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Latin America Evangelical Pentecostal Commission (CEPLA.) He teaches church history and theology at the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, where he has served as dean of students and director of Cross-Cultural Studies.

Dr. Álvarez is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and holds degrees from the University of Puerto Rico, the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, and Free University in Amsterdam, Holland. He has served in leadership positions on the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT), the Latin American Fund for Theological Education, the World Council of Churches, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada. His books include People of Hope: The Protestant Movement in Central America and Protestantism and Liberalism in Latin America. He is editor of Pentecostalism and Liberation: A Latin American Experience.


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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