Dec 16, 2009 Print This Article

Second Multi Ethnic Symposium Set for February 2010

The second Multi Ethnic Symposium will be held February 1-2, 2010, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. This year’s topic is “Conversations of Hope.” This conference is sponsored by the Board for Black Ministry, the Black Clergy Caucus, National Mission Affiliates, the Center for Hispanic Studies, National Mission Executives, and LCMS World Relief and Human Care.

The event will begin Monday afternoon with an introduction by Rev. John Nunes, president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief. Other participants include Yohannes Mengsteab, Roosevelt Gray, Lang Yang, Eloy Gonzalez, Getachew Kiros, Don Johnson, Aurelio Magarino, Kou Seying, John Schmidtke, James Wiggins, Janis McDaniels, Samuel Gomez, Robert Scudieri, Assefa Zelelew, and Carlos Hernandez. Also on Monday, participants will have the chance to view the He Qi art exhibit “Look Toward the Heavens” during a wine and cheese reception at the Concordia Historical Institute. An ethnic buffet and light entertainment will follow. Several sessions, including a panel of reactors, will take place on Tuesday. Chapel and a closing service will end the symposium.

The registration deadline for the Multi Ethnic Symposium is January 19, 2010. The fee to attend is $60 per person (plus an additional $10 fee for the optional C.E.U.). Additional banquet tickets are $25. To register, please call Continuing Education at 314-505-7486; email; or go to to download the schedule and registration form.