In December, the ELCA will begin renting space at the Lutheran Center in Chicago to Seabury Western Theological Seminary, an institution of the Episcopal Church.
In 2008, Seabury sold its Evanston, Ill., property to Northwestern University as part of a reorganization. It's not the first space-sharing endeavor to result from Called to Common Mission, the 10-year-old full communion agreement between the ELCA and Episcopal Church. Another Episcopal seminary, Bexley Hall, rents space from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio.
In a news release, Robert Bottoms, interim president of Seabury and Bexley Hall, said the Lutheran Center location "will make tangible our commitment to ecumenical collaboration."
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