Lutherans Address Issues of Freedom, Life
Lutherans for Life announce 2012 “Equipping” conference that is expected to draw hundreds to Chicago area
(CHICAGO, IL) The sanctity of human life and the freedom of religion are under attack in the United States. Concerned Americans seek tools to respond to these issues that threaten to undermine life affirming values.
Lutherans from across the nation will be gathering in Chicago this summer to gear up for addressing these matters in their communities and churches. Lutherans for Life announces a 2012 National Conference geared toward providing resources for people of faith. “Equipping the Saints for Life” is on Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4, 2012 at The Westin Chicago Northwest, in Itasca, Illinois, off of the I-290 extension at Thorndale. The suburban venue is 25 miles out of downtown Chicago and 15 minutes from O’Hare International Airport.
The conference carries special import in a year when eyes are on the upcoming election. “You can be a political voice practicing Christian citizenship and bringing your influence to bear through the political process,” encourages Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans for Life.
Rev. Ken Klaus, former host of radio’s long-running standard, The Lutheran Hour, will speak on the theme. Notable workshop presenters include National Right to Life president Carol Tobias, WorldNetDaily columnist Jill Stanek, Elliot Institute director Dr. David Reardon, and Concordia Seminary’s Dr. Jeff and Renee Gibbs.
Participants will choose from among sessions that address topics dealing with post-abortion healing, end of life issues, ministry in the church, ideas and resources, activism, and sidewalk counseling. Special youth-based programming and children’s activities are also offered.
Registration for the event is open at www.lutheransforlife.org, and while all are welcome, Lutherans for Life president Diane Schroeder reminds Lutherans in particular to defend the unborn, disabled, and the elderly. “Let us not shrink from that calling,” she urges, “but be more forward working now while we can, praying, planning and working to carry the torch of life into the future until the victory is finally won!”
For more information, visit www.lutheransforlife.org.