Friday, April 19th, 2019

Fetters to share experience, Chinese passion

Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dr. Luke Fetters will give the final Huntington University Forester Lecture of the year at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. His lecture will center on his passion and experience with the Chinese culture.

His lecture, “A Chinese Servant, a Civil War General and an Indiana Lady: A Case Study in Personal Agency, Unlikely Friendship and Missiological Partnership,” will tell the story of Mei Ling, who emigrated from southern China to Portland, Oregon, in 1872. Over the next 50 years, Mei became a community educator and Christian leader in the Portland Chinese community. His correspondence with Cora Loew, general secretary of the United Brethren Women’s Missionary Association, and U.S. Civil War General O.O. Howard reveals Mei’s remarkable ability to establish effective intercultural partnerships.

Fetters is the associate professor of ministry and missions and associate professor and director of the Institute for TESOL Studies at Huntington University. He is an HU alumnus and received his doctoral degree from Ball State University following a 10-year period of missionary service in Macau and southern China.

The Forester Lecture Series is designed to bring interesting individuals and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. David Alexander, assistant professor of philosophy at Huntington University. For more information, contact Alexander at (260) 359-4305.