8th Annual Lecture in Hispanic/Latino Theology and Missions – March 11, 2013

UPDATE: Coincidentally, the Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) of the LCMS is releasing a new report on immigration. Leopoldo Sanchez (see below) played a vital role in drafting the document.

Concordia Seminary is pleased to announce the Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS) 8th Annual Lecture in Hispanic/Latino Theology & Missions on Monday, March 11, at 7:00 p.m. in Werner Auditorium on the Seminary campus. The lecture will take place as part of the 3rd triennial Hispanic Lutheran Theological Consultation on the theme “Immigrants Among Us: Theological and Pastoral Implications for Working Among Immigrant Neighbors,” which will begin on Monday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. and end on Tuesday, March 12, at 12:00 p.m. .

The CHS 8th Annual Lecture speaker is Dr. M. Daniel Carroll Rodas, Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary, who will present on “Foundations for a Biblical Theology of Immigration.” Rodas has been appointed as the Immigration Spokesperson for The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the nation’s largest Christian Hispanic organization.

As part of the 3rd Hispanic Lutheran Theological Consultation, workshops will be offered in English and Spanish on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Dr. Rodas will present a workshop entitled “Old Testament Law as a Moral Compass for Modern Immigration Law.” Leopoldo Sánchez, director of CHS, will present a workshop on Lutheran frameworks for approaching immigration issues. Mark Kempff, assistant to the director of CHS, will offer a workshop on ministering among Hispanic/Latino immigrant families. A fourth workshop will deal with further practical and legal aspects related to working among immigrants.

The lecture will be delivered in English with an outline provided in Spanish. The Consultation is a bilingual event. For more information on these events, contact the office of continuing education and parish services at 314-505-7486, ce@csl.edu, or visit the Seminary’s website at www.csl.edu where you may register online. Cost for the event is $50. For more information on the Center for Hispanic Studies, visit us at http://chs.csl.edu.

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