Tuesday, September 12, 2017

'A Lutheran Proposal for Ending World Hunger' Author to Speak in ABQ

Quick question. Where is Wartburg Theological Seminary?
If you said Dubuqe, Iowa, you answered correctly.

Next question. Why am I asking about Wartburg Theolgical Seminary?

If you answered, "That's the academic institution of the keynote speaker for the 2017 Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-New Mexico  Advocacy Conference," then you are correct.  The keynote speaker is Rev. Dr.  Craig Nessan, academic dean, professor and author (more info. below)

Next question, what is the date of the LAM-NM advocacy conference, and where will it be held?
The answer is:
Saturday, October 14
8:30 am - 1:30 pm 
St. Luke Lutheran Church 
9100 Menaul Blvd. NE Albuquerque (map)
Registration is $15 per person, materials and lunch included

Breakout session topics will include advocacy basics, hunger in NM, the state budget, theology of advocacy, and more.

To register: send an email with your name, contact information, and your congregation/organization to ruth@lutheranadvocacynm.org Deadline: October 9

Photo: Wartburg Seminary
The Keynote Speaker
Rev. Dr. Craig Nessan, is Academic Dean and Professor of Contextual Theology and Ethics at Wartburg Theological Seminary. Dr. Nessan  is The William D. Streng Professor for the Education and Renewal of the Church

Rather than reprint a biography, I'll mention a  a title of a book he has written that is relevant to those of us who believe that ending hunger and feeding our neighbors is an important pillar of our faith. Give Us This Day: A Lutheran Proposal for Ending World Hunger.

Dr. Nessan has also drafted a resolution on “Ending Hunger as a Core Conviction,” which is available for download and use (click on the appropriate format link) in the following formats:  in Adobe PDF or in MSWord .

Read his full biography, including a list of all the books he has authored and a list of  some of the classes he has taught at Wartburg

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