Schmiechen Public Lecture on Ministry



Date(s) - 10/07/2020
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Eden Seminary for the Schmiechen Lecture. This year, Rev. Dr. Deenabandhu Manchala, Area Executive Southern Asia, Global Ministries (United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ),  joins us to talk about “Together in Hope Amidst the Pandemic:  Public Theology and Partnership.” Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

All Eden Events are virtual during the Fall of 2020.  Please register below to receive your ZOOM link for participation.




Session one:
Lecture by Dr. Deenabandhu Manchala with video visits that focus on:

  • racism and casteism with Dalit activist from India
  • churches’ solidarity with migrants and victims of human trafficking with church leader from Indonesia





Session two:
Walking together in hope with partners in the Southern Asia region, discovering what it means to live faithfully.

This session is joined by leaders from Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka working in areas of anti-human trafficking, poverty & domestic violence, climate change, and challenges of religious and ethnic minorities.

Elina Welmiria Otu Presentation -Migration and Human Trafficking

8:30 am – 10:00 am
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

About the Samuel John Schmiechen Lectureship

The Schmiechen Lecture was created in 1987 by the family of Samuel John Schmiechen to recall his life in ministry. He is remembered for his service as: President of the Missouri Valley Synod; member, secretary and president of the Board for National Missions of the Evangelical and Reformed Church; member of the Board of Trustees of Elmhurst College; Chair of the Building committee for United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, Minnesota. His commitment to the pastoral ministry is identified through: his writings; his preaching which was always Biblically focused and directed appropriately to contemporary issues; his diligence in pastoral calling and personal devotional life; and, the power of his corporate prayers.

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