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Global Vision - Fall 2012

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News notes and events


Dr. Bill Burrows

Burgess Lecture in Global Mission

Tues., Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Dr. William R. Burrows, Research Professor of Missiology in the World Christianity Program, New York Theological Seminary; Managing Editor Emeritus, Orbis Books
"Becoming an Icon of God: Spiritual Foundations of Personal and Ecclesial Mission"

Northwestern Hall Auditorium, 1501 Fulham St., St. Paul, Minn.
The lecture will be recorded and the archived video will be accessible at www.luthersem.edu/lectures/burgess.

Global Agape Feast

Sat., Nov. 10
Meal at 6 p.m., worship at 7 p.m.

All are invited to this global feast and fellowship, celebrating God’s love for and among us. Please bring a favorite dish to share.

Global Fair Trade Fair

Tues.-Thurs., Nov. 13, 14, and 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Olson Campus Center Narthex
Purchase fair trade hand crafts with proceeds going directly to the artisans who produced them. Fair trade affirms human dignity by promoting fair wages, children’s rights, women’s rights, the right to organize, environmental rights and indigenous rights. The items at this fair come from Lutheran World Relief’s partnership with SERRV, Sharing the Dream (Guatemala), and Olivewood from Bethlehem. What better way to Christmas shop for yourself, family, and friends?

Ethiopia Excursions

  • Dr. Kathryn Schifferdecker, professor of Old Testament, and her family, are in Ethiopia for the 2012-13 academic year; part of Dr. Schifferdecker’s sabbatical includes teaching at the Mekane Yesus Seminary, Addis Ababa.
  • The Rev. Dr. Rosanne Swanson, past GMI director, has also recently traveled to Ethiopia to teach in and expand the pastoral care and counseling program at MYS; Pastor Swanson is serving as a missionary through the ELCA.

Schiotz Visiting Professor Updates

Luther welcomes 71 international students and scholars

Above: President and Mrs. Bliese welcome the new international students and scholars during orientation.

This fall 71 international students from 28 different countries are studying at Luther:

Argentina
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
China
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guyana
Iceland
India

Indonesia
Japan
Kenya
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mexico
Myanmar
Netherlands

Nigeria
Norway
Portugal
South Africa
South Korea
Sweden
Tanzania
Turkey
UK

Three students are pursuing a Master of Divinity degree, 16 are in the Master of Arts program, 12 are pursuing a Master of Theology degree, 25 are doctoral students, nine are Doctor of Ministry students and six are non-degree.

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