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Muslim, Christian, Jewish scholars look at “Justice in the Scriptures” at fifth annual Sacred Text Conference

Posted Mar 9, 2010

A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice brings the fifth annual Sacred Texts Conference to the Islamic Foundation North, 1751 North O’Plaine Road, Libertyville, Ill., on Sunday, April 18. Dr. Ghulam-Haider Aasi of the Islamic Foundation North, American Islamic College, and adjunct professor at Catholic Theological Union and  LSTC; Dr. David Sandmel of Congregation Kol Ami and Crown Ryan Professor of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union; and the Rev. Dr. Mark Swanson, Harold S. Vogelaar Professor of Christian-Muslim Studies and Interfaith Relations at LSTC, are the presenters for the day.

Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. and the two-hour program begins at 2:30 p.m. A dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. Suggested donation for the program and dinner is $10 per person ($5 for students with ID). Because of limited dinner space, RSVP is required for “program only” or “program and dinner.”For more information or to RSVP, contact Sara Trumm at or 773-256-0708.

A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice (CCME) 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.  Learn more about CCME at


Sara Trumm
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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.

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