US-Pakistan Interreligious Leader Shares Multi-Faith Message at CTS

On Wednesday February 26th, internationally recognized author, playwright, filmmaker, and cross-cultural dialog and reconciliation advocate Rev. Robert Chase will preach at the 11:30 a.m. public worship service in Sweeney Chapel on the Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) campus. His sermon, called ‘Unapologetically Christian, Unabashedly Multi-Faith’ continues the seminary’s efforts to bring in provocative, engaging and insightful thought-leaders for public discourse on issues of global, community and human interest.

In addition to serving as Executive Director of Intersections International, Rev. Chase leads the US-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) -- an organization that partners with the International Islamic University in Islamabad (IIUI) and the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to bring together US religious leaders with Pakistani students, faculty, community organizers and religious leaders for dialogue and action. His advocacy efforts have been featured in national and international media including The New York Times and CNN.

Rev. Chase also has produced more than 100 documentaries that chronicle interactions with diverse populations in China, South Africa, Brazil and elsewhere. Following the worship service, an informal discussion of Rev. Chase’s work will follow in CTS Rm. 122 where a simple soup and sandwich lunch will be provided for a $5 donation (RSVP here).

“Events of this kind provide our students and neighbors the opportunity to engage in dialogue on the pressing social, moral and cultural issues of the day with recognized experts,” said CTS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton. “We believe that every great city is home to a great seminary that facilitates this role and serves as a safe place to share diverse ideas and foster understanding and mutual respect.” Special worship services, open to the public and featuring nationally known figures, is one of several initiatives CTS has initiated under Boulton’s leadership to connect more closely with the community.

RSVP for the luncheon here.

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