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→Prison Reform

I was in Prison and You… | Sunday, September 22, 9:00 & 10:15 am, Harrisville
Amy Levad is an associate professor of moral theology at the University of St. Thomas where she teaches in areas of theology and criminal justice, environmental theology, and theological ethics. Her current work explores Christian responses to mass incarceration, particularly drawing on sacramental and liturgical ethics to argue for commitment to work for social justice and criminal justice reform. Amy will spend the hour speaking to the current state of our incarceration crisis and offer steps to respond justly in faith.

College

ELCA College panel | Sunday, October 6, 9:00 & 10:15 am, Harrisville
Come hear from representatives of each school: Gustavus, Luther, Augsburg, Concordia, and St. Olaf. Come to listen or with questions!

Immigration

The Global Immersion Project | Sunday, October 27, 9:00 & 10:15 am, Harrisville
As the immigration crisis continues, how do we respond faithfully in Minnesota? Jer Swigert, co-founder of The Global Immersion Project, will speak to their work training everyday peacemakers in preparation for our June 10-14, 2020 trip to the San Diego/Tijuana border. We will go to a place of conflict, sit at the feet of the leaders who are working for peace in that place, and learn about the immigration crisis from the folks on the front lines. Our work begins when we arrive back home, to our context, and apply what we have learned in our own communities.

Christianity and Gender

Transgender and Christian | Sunday, November 10, 9:00 & 10:15 am, Harrisville
Austen Hartke is the creator of the YouTube series Transgender and Christian, which seeks to understand, interpret and share parts of the Bible that relate to gender identity and the lives of transgender individuals. Hartke is a graduate of Luther Seminary’s Master of Arts program in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible studies and winner of Luther’s 2014 John Milton Prize in Old Testament Writing.

Come to one or all events. No registration required.