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2020-2021 Continuing Education Instructors and Topics

Biblical Welcome and Sojourning Saints:
Living into the 2019 ELCA Church Wide Assembly Decisions and Commemorations

Karen González

Justice, Compassion, and Truth in the Immigration Conversation

September 11 & 12

Writer, Speaker, Immigrant Advocate
Author of The God Who Sees

Javier Alanis

Immigration & the Image of Diosito/God, the Beloved: a Southwestern Perspective

October 9 & 10

Director/Associate Professor of Theology, Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest

Author of Dignity for the Foreigner: The Imago Dei from a Latino Lutheran Perspective

Richard Ward

Just Jesus or A Just Jesus: the Politics of Following Jesus

November 13 & 14

Professor of Homiletics and Worship at Phillips Theological Seminary

Author of Speaking of the Heart, and Speaking of the Holy

Aubrey Thronvold

Co-Creating a World without Outcasts, 10 Years Later

December 9 & 10

Executive Director of ReconcilingWorks

"ReconcilingWorks embodies, inspires, advocates &
organizes for the acceptance and full participation of people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, & gender expressions within the Lutheran communion..."

Mary Campbell

with the AMMPARO Team

Being a Sanctuary Denomination

January 8 & 9

Program Director of AMMPARO

"AMMPARO is a holistic, whole church commitment by the ELCA, as a church in the world,
to accompany children today and in the future."

Michael Chan

Welcoming the Stranger: Legal and Prophet Witness from the Old Testament

February 12 & 13

Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary
Author of The City on a Hill and co-author of Exploring the Bible

Ralston Deffenbaugh

Lutheran Legal, Ethical, & Historical Work Accompanying Refuges & Migrants

March 12 & 13

Lutheran World Federation’s Asst. General Secretary for International Affairs & Human Rights

Past Director of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

Co-author of They Are Us: Lutherans and Immigration

Julia Dinsmore

My Name is Not "Those People", It is Child of God: Abolishing Economic Injustice

April 9 & 10

Poverty abolitionist, writer, singer-songwriter

Author of My Name is Child of God

Tuhina Verma Rasche

Christian Hospitality in an Inter-Religious, Authentically Diverse World

May 7 & 8

Activist, artist, (un)intended disruptor

Blogger at medium.com/@tvrasche and thislutheranlife.blogspot.com/

It looks to be another great year of life long learning.