Academic journal article Anglican and Episcopal History

Anglicans and Lutherans: The New Wrold Experience of Two Old World Traditions

Academic journal article Anglican and Episcopal History

Anglicans and Lutherans: The New Wrold Experience of Two Old World Traditions

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Chicago, Illinois, 20-23 June 2004

The experiences of Anglicans and Lutherans in North America since the seventeenth century will be the subject of a conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois, 20-23 June 2004. Conference planners representing the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists, the Episcopal Women's History Project, the Canadian Church Historical Society, the Lutheran Historical Conference, the Archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the American chapter of the Anglican-Lutheran Society encourage all interested persons to register and attend.

Early arrivals may sign up for optional tours of the Chicago diocesan archives or the churches of Oak Park on Sunday afternoon, 20 June. In the later afternoon a service of choral Evensong at St. James' Cathedral in downtown Chicago will officially open activities for all attending. This will be followed by a talk by the Rev. Dr. Don Armentrout of St. Luke's School of Theology, Sewanee, and a reception.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday sessions including the Tuesday evening banquet will take place at the O'Hare Marriott hotel, the conference headquarters. Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest will be the site of the closing service and lunch on Wednesday. Round trip bus transportation on Sunday to the cathedral and on Wednesday to Crace is included in the registration. The headquarters hotel provides complimentary transportation to and from nearby O'Hare Airport. It is located close to rail service to downtown Chicago.

The conference program will include individual speakers, panels, and workshops. Several of the sponsoring groups will hold their annual meetings during the conference as well as sessions highlighting their particular concerns. NEHA and the Lutheran archivists will present a panel on church archives and a workshop on starting an archive. In addition to the Sunday opportunity to visit the Chicago diocesan archives, participants may choose to visit the ELCA Archives on Wednesday. EWHP's contribution will include a panel on Chicago churchwomen and a workshop on recovering and preserving the history of women in the church, and a dinner with the Rev. …

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