35th Annual Ecumenical Lecture celebrates 500th anniversary
The Lourdes University Department of Theological Studies is pleased to present “500 Years Back … 50 Years Forward” on Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The event is free and open to the public. Featured speaker Bishop Daniel G. Beaudoin will address the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-Five Theses, which marks the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The awareness is dawning on Catholics and Lutherans that the struggle of the sixteenth century has run its course. Five hundred years of division is far too long, and it looks very different through 50 years of Lutheran-Catholic ecumenical conversations and advances towards unity. Bishop Daniel will look at where we have been, where we are, and where God may be calling us to be. The Rev. Daniel Beaudoin was elected Bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in May 2016. Previously, he pastored two churches for over 20 years. Bishop Daniel G. Beaudoin is the third bishop of the Northwest Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio; and a Master of Arts in Medieval History degree from the University of Toledo. For more information, contact Benjamin Brown, Ph.D., Chair of Theological Studies, at 419-824-3946 or email@example.com. Lourdes University Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.
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