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Published on March 17th, 2014 | by ABCUSA

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Judson Press Title Ignites Intergenerational Dialogue on the Future of the Church

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/17/14)—Churches are grappling with unprecedented change, including one third of adults under the age of 30 who are increasingly not affiliating themselves with any religion. So, what is the future of the churches? In For Such a Time as This: Young Adults on the Future of the Church, Kathryn Mary Lohre and her contributors—representing a broad spectrum of cultures, races, and Christian traditions—offer thought-provoking insights that peer into the hearts, minds, and souls of the Millennial generation and their perceptions on the new role of the church.

In this invigorating, new, and timely word on issues such as interfaith relations, immigration, peace, and justice, Lohre and co-authors appeal for intergenerational dialogue, moving toward the future together.

For Such a Time as This contributors include:

• Alison VanBuskirk Philip
• Awet Andemicael
• Zachary Ugolnik
• Erinn Staley
• R. C. Miessler
• Shantha Ready Alonso
• Jaisy Joseph
• Kathryn Mary Lohre
• Paul David Brown
• Jennifer S. Leath
• Jennifer T. Lancaster
• Ian S. Mevorach

About the Editor
Kathryn Mary Lohre is director for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations in the office of the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. From 2012-2013 she served as president of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, as the first Lutheran and the youngest woman. Previously she served as assistant director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University, a premier research project on religious diversity in the United States. Kathryn received her Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 2003. In May 2011, the Graduate Theological Foundation, Mishawaka, IN, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity to Kathryn, “in recognition of her contributions to women’s interfaith issues and pluralism.”

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