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Students bring together Hindus and Indian-Christians for forum on recent violence against Christians in South India

Posted Oct 28, 2008

On Thursday, November 6, from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago Theological Seminary, and University of Chicago Divinity School students will host an interfaith forum to bring attention to recent violence suffered by Christians in South India. "Peace for India: Promoting Religious Tolerance" will be held in the Common Room at McCormick Theological Seminary, 5460 S. University, Chicago. It is free and open to the public.

A presentation will be made describing the situation in South India followed by reactions from panelists and questions from the audience. Panelists will include Swami Varadananda, Vivekanada Society, Chicago; Mr. Rasheed Ahmed, national president, Indian-Muslim Council; Mr. Jose Anthony. Regional vice president, The Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations of North America; and Professor Z.C. Devadanam, former member of the National United Christian Forum - India.

Contact:

Chakravarthy Zadda
International Student Coordinator
773-256-0673
international@lstc.edu

 

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

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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