Called to Engage

The Rev. Mark S. Hanson urged students, faculty and regents to work for justice and peace in the world during the Founders Day Convocation in October

“We are called to engagement that is marked by both humility and courage,” said Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran World Federation.

“Faith frees us, compels us to go into the world as neighbor-serving, gospel-sharing, justice-seeking, peacemaking, earth-caring followers of Jesus Christ.”

Also during the convocation, the Rev. Lauren “Bud” Egdahl of Lafayette received the Christus Award for his work building a bridge between the University and the church during the last 50 years. Egdahl has belonged to the California Lutheran Educational Foundation (CLEF) and the Convocation since the groups formed.

Watch a video or listen to Bishop Hanson’s speech.

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