Dr. Reiner Haseloff, Minister-President and highest ranking elected official of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt will be visiting The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). Saxony-Anhalt is home to Wittenberg and other sites connected to Luther. Governor Haseloff will speak on the Luther 2017 celebration, and share activities both ongoing and planned to mark the Luther Decade (2008-2017). Governor Haseloff’s speech and other events of the day are free and open to the public.
The events, planned for The Brossman Center on the LTSP campus at 7301 Germantown Avenue in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, will begin with a coffee hour from 9:00 to 10:00 am, sponsored by the LTSP “Friends of the Krauth Memorial Library.” Governor Haseloff will address the community at 10:00 am. Following his address, around 11:00 am, participants are invited to attend one of four smaller discussion groups led by the governor; the Secretary of Cultural Affairs for Saxony-Anhalt; and two high-ranking officials of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (Evangelical Church in Germany), managing director of the office "Luther 2017 – 500 Years of Reformation" the Rev. Michael Wegner and regional Bishop Siegfried Kasparick. The event concludes at noon.
Learn more about the Luther 2017 celebration and the Luther Decade on the LTSP website: www.Ltsp.edu/Reiner-Haseloff.