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World Mission Institute 2010 examines immigrants and Christian mission

Posted Mar 30, 2010

Many immigrants to the United States are devoted Christians who wish to share their faith with others, including religiously indifferent immigrants, immigrant offspring (the “second generation”), and even with the growing population of religiously disengaged old stock Americans. Saturday, April 17, World Mission Institute 2010 will look at the factors in the vision and situation of immigrant congregations that enable or inhibit missionary activity, especially race and ethnicity.

Dr. R. Stephen Warner, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the keynote speaker for the 2010 World Mission Institute, “Immigrants and Christian Mission in the U.S. Today: Interaction and Overlap.” The half-day free institute, held at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago, begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude at noon. For more information about World Mission Institute 2010, contact the Rev. Dr. Peter Vethanayagamony at 773-256-0749 or

World Mission Institute 2010 is jointly organized and sponsored by the Catholic Theological Union, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, McCormick Theological Seminary and the Multicultural Center of LSTC.


Peter Vethanayagamony
Assoc. Professor
Modern Church History

Jan Boden
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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