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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy and impact celebrated at LSTC

Posted Dec 15, 2010

In the era of President Barack Obama and a divided Congress, in a time of national uncertainty and during a resurgence of racial and ethnic tensions, in a city that grieves the number of school children killed by gang violence, in the context of a faith community that seeks peace and justice, the legacy and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s non-violent theology, social agenda, and vision for a united America is more important than ever.

On Monday, January 17 at 11 a.m., LSTC President James Kenneth Echols, editor of I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Future of Multicultural America (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004), is the preacher for a  Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration service at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago.

“Dr. King’s vision of the beloved community included all people and this worship service is LSTC’s gift to the ethnically and religiously diverse community of Hyde Park and the city of Chicago,” said the Rev. Dr. Cheryl Pero, director of LSTC’s Multicultural Center. “LSTC has benefited immeasurably from being in the Hyde Park community.” A meal follows the service.

“We simply want to express our thanks to God for the profound influence of Dr. King’s theological contribution to the reformation of church and society in the United States. We invite all to join with LSTC in giving thanks for King’s legacy.”

For more information, contact the LSTC Multicultural Office at 773-256-0760.


Kim Ferguson
Associate Director, Multicultural Center

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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