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Northwest scholarship named for ecumenical leader

Linda Gasparovic, fourth year student at the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University has been awarded the Loren Arnett Ecumenical Bossey Scholarship for fall study at the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Institute at the Chateau de Bossey in Switzerland. Gasparovic is studying for the Masters of Divinity degree.

The Arnett Ecumenical Scholarship honors the life and ministry of Loren Arnett, life-long Disciple whose commitments to the ecumenical vision and social justice reflect the heritage and values of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He served as Executive Minister for Washington Association of Churches for fourteen years and previously five years as Legislative Director of Washington State Council of Churches, and two years as General Secretary of the Council. He also served as Associate Executive for the Christian Churches of Washington and North Idaho as well as a congregational pastor.

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