Sara Trumm was recently appointed Director of A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice (CCME). She served as Interim Director of CCME since July 2018 and as the center’s Program Coordinator since 2008. In Spring 2019 CCME completed a yearlong re-envisioning process.
“Sara will do an outstanding job as Director of CCME,” said Esther Menn, Dean of Academic Affairs. “Building on extensive experience in cross-cultural and interfaith relations, including 11 years as coordinator of CCME, Sara is prepared to take the Center into the future. She has a joyous presence and a commitment to hospitality, qualities that open doors and foster interfaith friendships and partnerships.”
“I am excited to take on this new role with CCME,” Trumm said. “The re-envisioning process helped us see the intersectionality of the systemic issues we’re trying to address. I look forward to building even stronger relationships with the many partners CCME has in the Christian and Muslim communities to expand the circles of multi-faith and inter-religious engagement.”
Before joining CCME, Trumm served at the Henry Martyn Institute in Hyderabad, India, and at the Global Mission Institute at Luther Seminary. She has traveled and studied in Egypt, East and West Africa, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.
“I recognize the privilege I have had with all of these experiences and how so many people who have guided me have expanded my worldview. I want to use my privilege to ensure inclusion and to promote other voices,” Trumm said.
Trumm received a BA in psychology and religion from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn., and a master of arts in cross-cultural studies from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. She is a Community Ambassador through Interfaith Youth Core and is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory.
About A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice
A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice (CCME) at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) fosters and deepens relations between Christians and Muslims as a significant part of its larger purpose of building bridges of mutual understanding, respect and cooperation among people of all faiths. It was founded on the conviction that Christians, Muslims, and neighbors of other faith traditions, in their co-humanity, created by and responsible before God, are called to know, respect and learn from one another, despite or even because of our differences.
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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.