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

Global Vision - Spring 2011


Ethiopian international students Galgalo Elema and Gemechis Feyisa talk with Luther Seminary professor Guillermo Hansen at the 2010 GMI Donor Dinner.

Ethiopian Students at Luther Seminary Continue Time-Honored Tradition

Can you see Ethiopia? No, not those hazy magazine photographs from the terrible famine of 1984-85, the starving children with their wide eyes, the Live Aid concert, civil war, men in battle fatigues, Rastafarians and Emperor Haile Selassie. Can you see Ethiopia?

GMI Insights

Roland Martinson, Academic Dean

A Time of Transition for the GMI

Greetings from the Global Mission Institute at Luther Seminary and welcome to Global Vision Online!

With this issue, we shift from a printed newsletter to an entirely electronic format.

International Student Profile

Ethiopian Students at Luther Seminary

Luther Seminary welcomes several international students from the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY), officially the second-largest Lutheran church body in the world, and one that grew by one million members from 2002-07 and currently consists of about five million members. In this issue, we profile four of these international students from the EECMY who are studying at Luther Seminary.

GMI Member Profile

Paul and Dolores Hanson

Hanson Finds Joy in Giving

After Dolores Hanson's husband, Paul, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on Labor Day in 2001, he took her to meet their tax accountant. It was in the car, after that meeting, that Dolores told Paul that she wanted to continue their charitable giving, in Paul's honor.

Three Luther Seminary Students Participate in Global Interfaith Dialogue

ELCA Missionaries to Egypt Face New Challenges and Reality

Two International Alums Appointed to New Leadership Positions for LWF

Hein-Fry Lecture to be Given by International Alum Eleishi Mungure

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