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Ted Mondale, Craig Lewis to discuss "Choosing Where to Live in a Diverse Society" at Augsburg College ethics seminar

Mar. 03, 2000

Ted Mondale, chair of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council, and Craig Lews, senior pastor at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, will discuss the ethical choices and challenges that citizens of the Twin Cities face related to housing in a two-day seminar at Augsburg College on April 6-7.

The seminar, free and open to the public, will examine how public policy decisions are made that relate to building more affordable housing throughout the region while also examining personal ethics that influence individual decisions where to live.

The topic is part of the 18th Annual Augsburg Seminar in Applied Ethics.

Mondale will make his presentation from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, while Lewis will make his presentation during a convocation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 7. Both events will be held in Augsburg¹s Hoversten Chapel (located in the Foss Center at the corner of Riverside and 22nd avenues south).

The Metropolitan Council is a regional agency dedicated to improving the competitiveness of the region. The work of the council includes growth strategies, urban development, affordable housing, transportation, parks and open spaces and waste water treatment.

Ted Mondale also serves as vice president of strategic relations for Automatic Intuition, Inc., a developer of network hardware and software products that enable World Wide Web users to access the same class of reliability and quality of service that major corporations enjoy today.

Craig J. Lewis has been senior pastor at Central Lutheran Church since March 1999. Prior to moving to Minneapolis, Lewis was chief executive office of Shorebank Neighborhood Institute in Chicago. There he was involved in innovative job creation and job development programs, including a temporary staffing agency, a welfare-to-work program, a neighborhood foundation and an advance entrepreneurial training project.

The Annual Augsburg Ethics Symposium is funded by the Batalden Applied Ethics Fund, established by Abner and Martha Batalden, Paul and LaVonne Batalden, and Stephen and Sandra Batalden. The fund brings national and international authorities in the field of ethics to Augsburg College to discuss questions of applied ethics within spiritual and practical dimensions.