2016 Lutheran Studies Conference

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Free at last? Lutheran Perspectives on Racial Justice

Sixth Annual Lutheran Studies Conference at PLU – Thursday, September 29, 2016

In a political season marked by the demonization of racial, religious, and ethnic minorities, this conference focuses on the quest for a just vision of life shared in community. Indeed, the robust tradition of Lutheran education invites the university, its alumni, and friends to let our commitment to thoughtful inquiry deepen our respect for the dignity of every human being and our work for justice and peace. At this conference, scholars, students, musicians, and college leaders will present their research and reflection on one of the most critical dimensions of our common life: the quest for racial justice in a region of the country that continues to bear the open wounds of racist policies and actions.

The conference is free and open to the public and is made possible by the generosity of the anonymous donors who endowed the University Chair in Lutheran Studies.

“Black Madonna with Trayvon Martin,”  © Copyright 2014  by artist Margo Humphrey. Anchor Graphics, Columbia College Chicago

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