The Rev. Dr. Richard Lubawa, ’97, from Iringa, Tanzania, has been chosen as the first visiting international professor under a new program coordinated by the Global Mission Institute and funded by the Schiotz Fund Endowment.
During his nine-month stay, he will teach, do research, and explore how international mission partnerships affect the lives of the people and congregations involved. He is teaching two courses at Luther Seminary: “Church and State in an African Context” and “Confessing Christ in Africa.” He will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Lutheran Mission Conference at Luther Seminary on March 19, 2005.
Lubawa is lecturer at Tumaini University/Iringa University College, in Iringa, Tanzania, and assistant bishop of the Iringa Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. He earned a Ph.D. degree at the University of Natal in 2003, and an M.Th. degree from Luther Seminary in 1997.
The Schiotz International Fellowship/Professorship is designed for Third World theologians with a missional and confessional articulation of theology and ministry. It provides one means by which the witness of the global church may be heard, and allows for extensive interaction between Luther Seminary faculty and students.
To help support important programs like this one, learn more about how you can make a financial gift and become a member of the Global Mission Institute.