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John Nunes to Conclude Concordia-Chicago’s 150th Anniversary Speakers Series


John NunesConcordia University Chicago will conclude its speakers series celebrating the University’s 150th Anniversary on Tuesday, September 16, with a presentation by Rev. Dr. John Nunes.

Nunes, Jochum Professor and Chair at Valparaiso University and former CEO of the Lutheran World Relief, will present “Re-Imagining our Witness: Speaking and Living with Difference.” In his presentation, Nunes will discuss the ability of Christians to engage in peaceful, positive and productive relationships in today’s increasingly diverse, global society.

Jamaican-born Nunes has written Voices from the City: Issues and Images of Urban Preaching and Little Things Make Big Differences: A Story About Malaria, a children’s book he co-wrote with his wife, Monique. He is also an accomplished speaker who has presented throughout the country on topics related to theology, culture and poverty.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the lecture beginning at 7 p.m. A reception will take place at 8 p.m., with an opportunity to meet the speaker.

This free event will take place in the Chapel of our Lord on the Concordia University Chicago campus, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest. Free handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure on Bonnie Brae Street.

For more information on the 150th Anniversary Speakers Series at Concordia University Chicago, visit