Students at commencement

Local immersion program

Pray and Break Bread

Who are our neighbors here in the Twin Cities? How can relationships with local people of diverse cultures and faith traditions transform our lives as Christians in community in this time and place?

We invite Luther Seminary students, staff, and faculty to join Cross-Cultural Education for an urban multicultural and interfaith immersion program, "Pray and Break Bread." Over the course of 4 off-campus trips during the 2014-2015 school year, we will:

  • Meet neighbors: connect with community members, faith leaders and activists

  • Learn together: engage in conversations and activities

  • Break bread together: share a special meal and build relationships

  • Reflect: pray and discuss our theological and personal experiences

These are small but important steps toward:

  • understanding and destabilizing our own worldviews

  • breaking down divisions between people of different races, cultures and religions in the Twin Cities

  • creating critical mass for liberation and ministry for all people!

This program is made possible by a generous grant from Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

How do I participate?

We encourage Luther seminary students, staff and faculty to join us for Pray and Break Bread.

Potential trip themes include Interfaith and Religious Literacy, Food Justice and Environmentalism, Racial Equity & Immigration, Gender and Sexual Minority Freedom, and more.

A small ticket fee ($10) will fully cover site honorariums and every participant's transportation and meal. Please contact Katherine Parent in Contextual Learning for more details: kparent001ce@luthersem.edu.

How do I host a visit at my site?

Are you a local faith leader who would like us to meet your community and connect with your experience? We'd love to hear from you as we work on preparing our trips. Please contact Katherine Parent in Contextual Learning for more details: kparent001ce@luthersem.edu.

Trip details and resources

Check back here soon for more details about Pray and Break Bread trips, including:

  • Trip dates

  • Themes and Sites

  • Resources for preparation and reflection

  • Registration information