A newsletter for friends of the Global Mission Institute, Luther Seminary

Global Vision - Spring 2013

Director's Corner

Robera D. Battal

The Mission Continues!

Greetings from the Global Mission Institute at Luther Seminary! This is my first letter to you since I started my work as director in October 2012. The GMI continues to serve as a dynamic center of hospitality, awareness and networking. The work is exciting and challenging, especially since we live in a world that is changing rapidly.


Jerusalem - January 2013

Karoline Lewis' Holy Land reflections

It was not the birthplace of Jesus. It was not the supposed site of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. It was not even the certain location where Jesus was put to death that had the most impact on me as a pilgrim to the Holy Land.


Dr. Philip Jenkins

Philip Jenkins to speak at Oct. 14 Burgess Lecture

The world's religious map today is vastly different from that of 1914. What is the correlation between World War I and the change in today's world religions map? Dr. Philip Jenkins will speak on how World War I created a new world order for the great religions of the world.

GMI Member Congregation Profile

A Vision of Heaven

As two Sudanese women drove through St. Cloud, Minn. on their way to work, they passed Bethlehem Lutheran Church. They had been searching for a place to connect with other Christians. After prayerful consideration, they decided to give the congregation a chance.

Coming together: Creative Palestinian student mixes CYF degree with occupational therapy

Becoming globally informed