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Kim Bobo presents 2007 Scherer Lecture February 6

Posted Jan 23, 2007

Executive Director of the National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, Kim Bobo, will deliver the 2007 Chicago Center for Global Ministries Scherer Lecture, "Living the Faith: Religious Communities Supporting Worker Justice" at 4:00 p.m. on February 6. The free public lecture will be held in the Common Room (350) at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street.

Kim Bobo is founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, a national organization based in Chicago that educates, organizes, and mobilizes the religious community to improve wages, benefits, and conditions for workers. Bobo was previously director of organizing for Bread for the World, a nationwide Christian movement that advocates for the world's poor and hungry. She is also the author of Lives Matter: A Handbook for Christian Organizing, and co-author of the best-selling organizing manual in the country, Organizing for Social Change. Bobo is the choir director at Good News Community Church in Chicago.

The Chicago Center for Global Ministries was formed in 1993 by the Catholic Theological Union (CTU), the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and McCormick Theological Seminary. It is an ecumenical agency that coordinates the resources for cross-cultural ministries, religious diversity and the study of world Christianity and global mission for the three seminaries.

Contact:

Chicago Center for Global Ministries
773-753-2564
ccgm@ctu.org

Jan Boden
Director of Communications
773-256-0744
jboden@lstc.edu

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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