Cuban Religious Leader to Speak in Chicago!

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Rev. Dr. Dora Arce-Valentín, March 3rd, 1 pm, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E. 55th Street

One of CRLN’s key partners in the Cuban religious community, Dora Arce-Valentín, has been chosen to give the 2011 Hein-Fry Lecture at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.  This is a remarkable opportunity for us to hear from one of the leading religious voices in Cuba.  This opportunity is also timely, following the recent loosening by the Obama administration of travel restrictions for religious groups.   CRLN anticipates, in partnership with other groups, to begin organizing delegations to Cuba, after many years where that was impossible.   


Dr. Arce-Valentín’s talk is titled Hearing the Word: The Global Christian Community Reads the Bible Together.   She is the director of Program and Mission Department, Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba, and  the vice-director of the High Studies in Religious Sciences at the Evangelical Seminary (SET), Mantanzas, Cuba.  A native of Cuba and the child of a Presbyterian pastor, she is also a member of the advisory team of the Faith, Economy and Society Program of the Latin American Council of Churches and part of the task force in dialogue with the Council of European Churches.


Thank you to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago for bringing Dr. Arce-Valentín to Chicago!  For more information, please go to, email or call 773-293-2964.