Dear Beloved Community,
In response to the challenges of the COVID-19 virus, the Committee on Global Mission, a collaborative effort of faculty of Chicago Theological Union, Lutheran School of Theology, and McCormick Theological Seminary, announces the postponement of the 2020 World Mission Institute gathering scheduled for Thursday, March 12. We regret the need for this postponement, but note the prudent responses of educational institutions to cancel or postpone public events and gatherings. While no one in our communities has reported the virus, we note the health concerns regarding air travel and large group gatherings. We look forward to rescheduling with noted scholar Dr. Peter Phan of Georgetown University, on this important topic, “Migrants, Mission and Spirituality.” We have postponed this event reluctantly, but in accord with other educational institutions in care for our communities.
We appreciate your understanding.
Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Migration and Mission
Thursday, March 12, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Augustana Chapel at LSTC, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago
Dr. Peter Phan, Ellacuria Chair in Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University, is the speaker for the 50th Anniversary World Mission Institute. He is a native of Vietnam who emigrated as a refugee to the U.S. in 1975. His wide-ranging scholarship includes the history of mission in Asia, liberation, inculturation and interreligious dialogue, eschatology, and the theology of icon in Orthodox theology.
The World Missions Institute is sponsored by Catholic Theological Union, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and McCormick Theological Seminary.