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Fourth Annual Sacred Text Conference: "Educating in the Scriptures"

Posted Mar 31, 2009

Muslims, Christians, and Jews will gather on Sunday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m. for the fourth annual mini-conference.  This year's conference looks at scriptural education primarily through a presentation and examination of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith Initiative, seen in the context of communities and books of faith.  Hosted by A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice (CCME) at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, this year's conference will be held in the Common Room of McCormick Theological Seminary, 5460 S. University, Chicago, Ill.

"Educating in the Scriptures" is free and open to the public.

Dr. Diane Jacobson, professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., and director of the Book of Faith Initiative, is the main presenter, with responses from Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel, Congregation Rodfei Zedek, Chicago; and Dr. Ismail Acar, visiting assistant professor of religion, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. 

For more information about "Educating in the Scriptures" contact Sara Trumm at or 773-256-0708.

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.


Sara Trumm,
Program Coordinator, CCME


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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