Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto to speak at Concordia University, Nebraska

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SEWARD, NE (10/15/2018) Concordia University, Nebraska welcomes Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto to speak on campus in his presentation "God's Divine Call to the Polls" on Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Weller Hall auditorium.

Siemon-Netto is a Senior Distinguished Fellow of 1517 The Legacy Project, a non-profit initiative built in part upon the work of Martin Luther and John Warwick Montgomery. Dr. Siemon-Netto is a lay theologian and internationally renowned journalist. As a journalist, he covered the construction and the fall of the Berlin Wall, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the Vietnam War for German publications. He is the former religion editor of United Press International.

Siemon-Netto was born in Leipzig, Germany, where his devoutly Lutheran grandmother was the pivotal figure in his childhood in World War II. At age 50, he began his theological studies, first in Chicago, then in Boston. He studied for his M.A. in theology at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. His Ph.D. in theology and sociology of religion is from Boston University under Peter L. Berger, Carter Lindberg and Uri Ra'Anan. He spent a post-doctoral year at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, N.J. working on a project to bridge the gap between theology and the media.

There will be a question and answer session after the lecture, as well as a reception in the lobby of Weller Hall.

About Concordia University, Nebraska

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Nebraska, that currently serves more than 2,700 students. Concordia offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit cune.edu.