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Montreat Summer Series: Presbyterian Response to Immigrant Communities

by Sarah F. Erickson

Columbia's Rodger Nishioka is among the presenters.

“Welcoming the Stranger: Presbyterian Responses to Immigrant Communities” is the theme for the 2010 Montreat Summer Lecture Series in Montreat, NC, July 19-22, from 2:30-4:00 pm in the Assembly Inn at Montreat Conference Center. Admission is free. No pre-registration is required.The series includes Wednesday evening activities in conjunction with the Presbyterian Heritage Center and the Montreat Adult Summer Club, also in the Assembly Inn, at 7:00 pm.
Topics and Speakers

July 19
To Begin: Who Is the Stranger?
Justo Gonzalez, internationally-known United Methodist historian, theologian and author of more than 100 books and publications

July 20
The Ministry of Advocacy and Justice for Immigrants Today
Julia Thorne, Immigration Counsel, Presbyterian Church, USA

July 21

Moving Beyond WWII Prisons to a Reconciling Partnership with Japanese Christians
Rodger Nishioka, Benton Family Associate Professor of Christian Education,
Columbia Theological Seminary

July 22
Building a Church of All Nations: Toward Multicultural Community in the Presbyterian Church
Jin S. Kim, Pastor, Church of All Nations, Presbyterian Church, USA

This fourth annual lecture series is a partnership of Columbia's Center for Lifelong Learning and program in Presbyterian and Reformed History and Theology, along with Montreat Conference Center and the Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat.

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