A college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Concordia is strongly rooted in the tradition of free inquiry and dialogue. We believe that our faith liberates us to question assumptions and examine information with a critical eye.
We believe that faith and meaning are an integral part of the human experience. We welcome students from a variety of faith and nonfaith backgrounds, and we value the diverse perspectives that everyone brings to our learning community.
We consider religious literacy to be a central component of global understanding. Every Concordia student takes at least two courses in religion: an introductory course on Christianity and religious diversity, and a second class chosen from among such diverse topics as Religions of India, Eastern Orthodoxy, Approaching the Qur’an and World Christianity.
Here, faith and intellect are frequently in spirited conversation as we seek to build global competence and compassion. Class discussions go well beyond the learning of facts to an examination of what those facts mean for the broader community — and for the world.
Concordia offers a wide range of opportunities for students to engage in spiritual life and examine issues of faith. For example:
Additional student organizations devoted to exploring faith and justice include Justice Journeys, Lutheran Student Fellowship, Outreach Ministries, Tabernacle and Moorhead Catholic Campus Ministries.