Join us September 29th for our first “Open Theological Conversation” it’s an open time for discussion, discernment, and asking “how is God in this?” as we explore throughout the year various topics of conversation that might seem like difficult topics that we as a community wrestle with in our world. Each month we will explore a special topic and have an open and honest dialogue around how our faith calls us to think about issues in our world.
In September we will be exploring the topic of Immigration and Refugees. As Lutherans we have a rich and long history with immigration in our country. Part of our Lutheran heritage is the fact that after WWII one in six Lutherans was a refugee.
There is no experience necessary, but if you wanted to do some prep reading before our conversation – check out Stephen Bouman’s book “They are Us.” Pastor Bouman served as the bishop of Metro New York Synod during 9/11 and has a rich career working with advancing the mission of our church, this past summer he retired from his role as Director of Domestic Mission with the ELCA.
Also have a look at the ELCA’s social messages and statements around Immigration and Refugees
Check out the work that Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services does across our country.