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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 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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