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A Forgotten Luther Symposium: Re-Claiming a Vision of Global Community
Oct 25, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019
The third Symposium in the Forgotten Luther series is scheduled for October 25 – 26, 2019, at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, MD. With the help of five prominent church leaders and Luther scholars, the Symposium invites congregations to develop a broader understanding of the global dimension of Christ’s mission in the world.
Against the growing disparity in wealth and the rising tide of economic and political refugees throughout the world, the Symposium will reflect on Luther’s oft-forgotten social and economic reforms that flow from his central doctrine of justification by grace through faith.
We are facing a global crisis – ecological, political, and economic. A Spirit-led response from churches in the Global South reminds us of Martin Luther’s oft-neglected conviction that God’s gift of grace in Jesus has far-reaching implications, not just for individual lives but for the ways we live together on this earth. A new heaven and earth break in for us as we reclaim a vision of global community.
Organizers of A Forgotten Luther Symposium: Re-Claiming a Vision of Global CommunityGlobal Mission, include the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; ELCA World Hunger; ELCA Metro D.C. Synod; and Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, MD.
The Symposium, together with a study book and subsequent video of the lectures, is designed to help congregation members develop a more informed global perspective. Learn more about the Forgotten Luther Series and register.