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 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.