Sunday, August 06, 2006

Gettysburg Seminary Acquires the Luther Institute


July 21, 2006 (Washington, DC) The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg has acquired the Washington, D.C. based Luther Institute, a pan Lutheran, faith-based organization devoted to exploring issues of faith and ethics in the public discourse.

As a founding member of the Washington Theological Consortium, Gettysburg Seminary has offered Washington, D.C. based programming and educational opportunities for more than three decades and maintained a long term partnership with the Luther Institute and other capital area institutions.

The 24-member board of the Luther Institute voted on June 27, 2006 to approve affiliation with Gettysburg Seminary, “in order to enhance and leverage the reputation of both institutions.” The Seminary was one of several institutions expressing interest in the pan Lutheran agency. Seminary President Michael Cooper-White said that this acquisition “is a natural for Gettysburg Seminary,” which is a founding member of the 12-school Washington Theological Consortium. “The Seminary has been anchored in the nation’s capital since 1971,” he continued, “offering its students the rich resources of the consortium and a residency program through its House of Studies and Lutheran Center for Theology and Public Life. Gettysburg Seminary is highly committed to its Washington presence and this new relationship with the Luther Institute strengthens this long standing commitment.”

Dr. Laura Mitchell will continue to serve as president of the Institute at its offices located at Reformation Lutheran Church, 226 East Capitol St., Washington, D.C. 20003.

See full story at Gettysburg Seminary news site

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