LSTC News Release
Sara Trumm appointed program coordinator of A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice at LSTC
Posted Nov 4, 2008
Sara Trumm is the new program coordinator for the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago's Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice. Ms. Trumm has extensive experience in cross cultural and interfaith ministries. During 2007-08 she served as program secretary for academics for the Henry Martyn Institute in Hyderabad, India. Trumm has also been director and assistant of international team programs for Lutheran Youth Encounter and assistant director and program coordinator for the Global Mission Institute of Luther Seminary.
"Sara brings a wide range of experiences and talents to A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice," said CCME's director, the Rev. Dr. Michael Shelley. "With her help, CCME will be able to hold more educational events and develop a strong presence on the web where we will share interfaith resources."
Trumm is a graduate of Augsburg College and Luther Seminary. In addition to her time spent living and working in India, she has traveled extensively in Egypt, Nicaragua, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice at LSTC, inaugurated in September 2006, provides cultural and educational opportunities in which Christians, Muslims and people of other faiths come together for mutual enrichment, understanding, healing and wholeness. It is the outgrowth of LSTC building relationships with the Muslim community in Chicago for over two decades.
The Rev. Dr. Michael Shelley
Director, A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice
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.