Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference

The 22nd Annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference

Preparing Global Leaders for a Religiously Diverse Society 

June 8 – 10, 2016

Augsburg College
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Each year, members of Lutheran colleges gather to explore the distinctive roles we play in higher education. The 2016 conference explored:

  1. The connection between the Lutheran intellectual tradition and a commitment to interfaith understanding.
  2. Why and how to prepare students from multiple religious and non-religious background/perspectives for leadership and service in a religiously diverse world.
  3. Affirming/developing a vision for interfaith cooperation as a priority on ELCA college and university campuses, and considering tactics to implement this vision.

The Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) was a partner in this year’s conference. Presenters at the conference included Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Eboo Patel, Presiding Bishop Emeritus Mark Hanson, Prof Martha Stortz (Augsburg) and Prof Darrell Jodock (retired, Gustavus Adolphus).

Questions may be directed to 612-330-1403 or voalc@augsburg.edu.

Travel Reimbursement for ELCA Colleges

Due to the theme, ELCA colleges and universities were invited to send delegations of up to six persons instead of five at the subsidized rate of $150 per person.  Schools were encouraged to send a mix of the three categories (faculty, administrators, students) of persons, with no category comprising more than three participants. Schools could send more than six persons, but not at the subsidized registration rate. Please contact Melinda Valverde at melinda.valverde@elca.org for more information if your college or university has questions.

The Vocation of a Lutheran College conference is supported through the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities.

View a social media re-cap of the 2015 conference.