March 26- 27, the Chicago Center for Global Ministries presents the 2009 World Mission Institute, "Spiritual Ways: Spirituality, Meditation and Mission," held at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago.
The gathering is dedicated to the worldwide preparations for the centenary of the 1910 Edinburgh Conference. The two-day conference fee is $25; $10 for Thursday only. Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS) students and faculty may attend the conference for free.
Dr. Anthony Gittins, who holds the Bishop Ford Chair of Mission Theology and Culture at Catholic Theological Union, will deliver the first keynote address at 7 p.m., March 26. He is the author of 15 books on theological and anthropological topics, including Reading the Clouds and A Presence that Disturbs: A Call to Radical Discipleship.
Dr. Beverly Lanzetta is a research scholar at the Feminist Research Institute - Religious Studies at the University of New Mexico. She is an ordained interfaith minister and monastic who has published six books including Emerging Hearts: Global Spirituality and the Sacred, Radical Wisdom: A Feminist Mystical Theology and Path of the Heart.
The Taize Group will lead worship during the World Mission Institute.
Workshop leaders are Dr. Daniel Goody (Notre Dame), Dr. J. Frederick Holper (McCormick Theological Seminary), the Rev. Dr. Karl Reko (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America), Dr. Margaret Eletta Guider (Boston College), and Dr. Mary Frolich (Catholic Theological Union).
The Chicago Center for Global Ministries was founded in 1993 as a common venture of Catholic Theological Union, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and McCormick Theological Seminary (PC/USA) to facilitate theological education for ministry and to further scholarly research from the perspective of globalization and the church's catholicity.
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The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.