Theological Symposium – “Doing Justice” – Sept 18-19, 2012

John Witte, Jr.

“Doing Justice: The Church’s Faith in Action”is the title of the 23rd Annual Theological Symposium, to be held Sept. 18-19, 2012, on the campus of Concordia Seminary. The keynote lecture will be delivered by renowned expert in legal history and religious liberty, John Witte, Jr. The main presenters for the event are John Nunes, Kathryn Galchutt, Bernhard Seter, and Mark Junkans. Erik Herrmann and Leopoldo Sánchez will present faculty responses. Sectional presenters include Janice Staral, Charles Froh, Luke Kammrath, Scott Eberlein, Charles Arand, David Lewis, Paul Robinson, and Bruce Hartung.

How is justice done? How does the church’s proclamation of God’s reign in peace and justice relate to its efforts to live justly now in our broken world? At what level does the church engage the complex and systemic problems of poverty, injustice, greed, violence, and disaster that cause so much human tragedy? The Symposium will discuss together various models of justice that Lutherans have been reflecting on theologically, advocating for, and deploying in the U.S. and abroad in order to put the church’s faith into action and make things right for the sake of suffering neighbors.

Special notice: All 2009 graduates of Concordia Seminary have their registration fees waived (meals and housing not included).

All paid registrants receive a hardcover copy of A Cup of Cold Water: A Look at Biblical Charity, with essays by theologians of both Concordia seminaries (St. Louis and Fort Wayne) and the Concordia University System.

Full registration is $130 per person ($140 after Sept. 7) and includes program materials, Tuesday’s buffet reception, and refreshments. Other registration fees come at ala carte pricing. Registration deadline is Sept. 7.

For more information, contact the office of continuing education and parish services at 314-505-7486 or ce@csl.edu. To register online, please visit the Seminary’s website at www.csl.edu.

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