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LWML headed to Mobile for summer convention

The 38th Biennial Convention of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will take place June 20–23 under the theme, “In Praise to the LORD!”

‘I am not ashamed of this Gospel’: LCMS Black Ministry Director Gray leads convocation at CTSFW

Gray, a graduate of CTSFW, spoke about the pastoral ministry and the history of LCMS Black Ministry.

Items from Concordia, Selma, housed at Historical Institute

The items from Concordia College Alabama — which closed in April — are available for research at Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis.

Concordia College Alabama closes: ‘Nevertheless,’ Dr. Rosa J. Young’s legacy continues

Students, families, faculty and regents gathered on the campus of Concordia College Alabama on April 28 for the school’s 92nd and final commencement. Founded in 1922, the historically black Lutheran college closed its doors for good following the ceremony after a multi-year effort to stay open.

LCMS Black Ministry looks to expand education, outreach nationwide

Its goal is to have at least five Rosa J. Young Academies established by 2027. The college preparatory schools are intended to honor and continue the legacy of missionary educator Dr. Rosa J. Young (pictured).

Black Clergy Caucus shares resources for ‘more vibrant’ ministry

The group discusses ministry in prisons, jails and schools at its Jan. 18-20 gathering in Dallas.

September ‘Witness’ addresses women and the Church

The issue tackles questions such as “Should women be drafted?” and “Why doesn’t the LCMS ordain women?”

Convention delegates select emphases for national witness

The LCMS turns its attention toward revitalization, work among Hmong and Hispanic peoples and establishing Rosa J. Young academies.

Supporting Selma college is top concern for Black Caucus

The Synod’s black pastors — many of whom graduated from Concordia College, Selma, Ala. — discuss how they can help the struggling school.

4 leadership lessons from Rosa Young on leaving a lasting impact

Before Rosa Parks, there was Rosa Young. 4 leadership lessons from Rosa Young on leaving a lasting impact

Rosa Young film debuts in Selma, Ala.

Some 300 people are treated to the first public showings of “The First Rosa: Teacher, Confessor, Church Planter,” a new docudrama that highlights the life of Dr. Rosa J. Young.

Southern District elects Schultz to fifth term

Delegates to the district’s 74th convention re-elect the Rev. Kurtis Schultz as district president.

Commentary: Selma — on the movie, the town, our college there

Concordia College Alabama President Rev. Dr. Tilahun M. Mendedo shares his thoughts in this opinion piece.

Photos give glimpse of ‘The First Rosa’ filming

See photos from the fall filming of the documentary about Lutheran black-ministry pioneer Rosa J. Young.

‘The First Rosa’: a director’s swan song

Dr. Ardon Albrecht directs filming of the documentary “The First Rosa” in and around Selma, Ala.

Interview with Mary Jones Wise, great-niece of Rosa Young, about the upcoming film titled “The First Rosa”

Mary Jones Wise, great-niece of Rosa Young, discusses the first film documentary about the life of Dr. Rosa Jinsey Young – “the mother of black Lutheranism in central Alabama.”