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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Mighty Fortresses: Visible and Invisible Walls

Sonia Solomonson wrote an article about the conference in the February 2007 issue of The Lutheran magazine titled, "Mighty Fortresses: Visible and Invisible Walls."

Solomonson, who is managing editor of the magazine, captures the tensions that were present among participants, as well as the bridges that were formed during the conference.

The article starts:

"Walls are built to imprison, create obstacles to movement of people, to keep people out. They are built in the mind, in the heart and over time—with suspicion, fear, racism, classism," Murray D. Finck, bishop of the ELCA Pacifica Synod, told 50 religious and civic leaders gathered Nov. 8-14 in Wittenberg, Germany.

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