Empowering People: Luther 500

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When and Where:
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
at Lutheran Child and Family Services

1525 N. Ritter Ave., Indianapolis, IN

Special Venue Instructions: Facility located at E. 16th & Ritter. Parking lot available. Use the side entrance/chapel doors to the left of the Main Entrance. The chapel will not be accessible from the Main Entrance.
Dr. Richard Gunderman


Event Description:

Explore how Martin Luther, one of the most influential figures in world history, helped shift power from institutional authorities to ordinary people. 

Martin Luther famously established each person's reading of scripture as a truer guide to faith than the dictates of church authorities. On trial not only for his beliefs but his life, Luther declared, "I am bound by the scriptures and my conscience is captive to the word of God. I cannot and will not retract anything, since it neither safe nor right to go against conscience." In shifting power from church authority to the conscience of the individual, Luther deeply shaped attitudes toward reading, science, and politics. On the 500th anniversary of his famous 95 theses, we explore Luther's contribution, its enduring influence, and the light it shines for the future.

Enjoy the exhibition “Here I Stand” on Luther's life from 11:30am—12:30pm with the lecture to follow.

Walk-ins welcome, but RSVPs requested by Nov. 5

Presented by Dr. Richard Gunderman and Lutheran Children and Family Services.

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