A Conference observing of the
25th Anniversary of the ELCA Declaration to the Jewish Community
and featuring pre-conference session,
35th Annual Raoul Wallenberg Lecture and Honors Presentation

Registration Deadline, October 14th 


Sunday, 27 October 2019, 3:30-8:00 pm 

Annual Wallenberg Tribute Lecture (3:30pm) 

Free and open to the public 

  • On Different Grounds: Jewish and Christian Understanding of the Middle East, Dr. A.-J. Levine, Vanderbilt University 
  • Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations’  Shevet Achim Award presented to Dr. Levine for Outstanding Contributions to Christian-Jewish Relations

Reception (4:30)

Dinner (5:30pm) 

  • 2019 Jeanette Eichenwald Interfaith Award presented to Moshe Forman ’20 
  • 2019 Wallenberg Honors presented to Rev. Dr. Jesper Svartvik

Monday, 28 October 2019, 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
Conference: Passing the Word 

10:30 am Registration / coffee 
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Session 1: Lutheran Liturgy and Christian-Jewish Relations
Dr. Ruth Langer, Boston College / Rev. Dr. Scott S. Ickert (ELCA Pastor, retired) 
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Session 2: Doing Our Respective Theologies Together 
Dr. Philip Cunningham / Dr. Adam Gregerman, Saint Joseph’s University 
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break 
3:30– 5:00 pm Session 3: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Inter-religious Relations in 2019
Rev. Dr. Darrell Jodock, ELCA Panel on Lutheran-Jewish Relations
Kathryn Mary Lohre, ELCA Executive, Ecumenical & Inter-Religious Relations
5:00 – 6:45 pm Reception & Dinner
6:45 – 7:00 pm Recognitions 
Christian Scholars Group 50 Years of Service
ELCA 1994 Declaration at 25 Years
7:00 – 8:00 pm Closing Keynote: Challenges and Opportunities that Lie Ahead 
Rev. Dr. Jesper Svartvik, Karlstad Diocese, Church of Sweden