The Forgotten Luther III: Reclaiming a Vision of Global Community Live Streaming Event!

The third Symposium in the Forgotten Luther series, with the help of five prominent church leaders and Luther scholars, invites congregations to develop a broader understanding of the global dimension of Christ’s mission in the world. Against the growing disparity in wealth and the rising tide of economic and political refugees throughout the world, the Symposium will reflect on Luther’s oft-forgotten social and economic reforms that flow from his central doctrine of justification by grace through faith.

Held on October 25 and 26, 2019 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, MD, this symposium will feature presentations by: Rev. Dr. Karen Bloomquist, former Director of Department for Theology and Studies, Lutheran World Federation;  Rev. Dr. Guillermo Hansen, Professor of Global Christianity, Societies and Cultures and Martin Luther King Chair for Justice and Christian Community at Luther Theological Seminary;  Dr. Carter Lindberg, Emeritus Professor of Religion, Boston University;  Rev. Dr. Ishmael Noko, former General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation; and Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, President of Dar-al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem.

Live-Streaming!   Importantly, for your convenience, this symposium will have a LIVE-STREAMING capacity to make it immediately available, so you will not have to wait for the publication of the congregational study book that will include these presentations.  You may find out more about this live-streaming option by writing to and/or contacting Deacon Kyle Warfield at

This symposium might be of particular interest to pastors/laity who are interested in the challenges of Global engagement in these days.  A number of synod committees have considered gathering to experience and discuss presentations together.  As before, a congregational study book that includes these presentations will be published and available to the church within a year and could be used to enhance dialogue about the vision of global mission within your synod.

As in the previous two Forgotten Luther symposiums that were developed in partnership with program units of the ELCA, The Forgotten Luther III enjoys the support and participation of Rev. Rafael Malpica-Padilla, Executive Director of Global Mission, ELCA.

You may find more information on this symposium at WWW.FLIII.US . Please click on “read more” for a brief overview and history of The Forgotten Luther Project.