Articles by: Mark Hannan

John Briscoe: An Appreciation

John Briscoe: An Appreciation

SCUPE President Shanta Premawardhana reflects on the life of friend, colleague, and collaborator John A. Briscoe. John taught me the “fun” of fundraising. He advised, agitated, cajoled, played on guilt, and spun the message to show off to the world your good side. He had one aim: to get those of us in non-profit leadership the funds (the ability, or the power) to do the important work of Justice. John Briscoe died on December 8, 2013 following a stroke and heart failure in Lakeville, CT. He was 76 years old.

Greed: How Can Religions Address the Deepening Spiritual Crisis of Our Time?

Greed: How Can Religions Address the Deepening Spiritual Crisis of Our Time?

Greed: How Can Religions Address the Deepening Spiritual Crisis of Our Time? Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana President, Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE) The following is a synopsis of the Greeley lecture on peace and justice given by Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana at the Center for the Study of […]

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Ministering to Latin@s with the Pastoral Letters

Ministering to Latin@s with the Pastoral Letters

Join SCUPE’s ALTE program for a breakfast workshop on: Doing Latin@ ministry in light of the Pastoral Letters or how to revitalize ministry through the challenges of these Bible passages. The workshop will take place at the Iglesia Misión del Valle and will feature Dr. Manuel Villalobos who is currently an adjunct faculty member at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, IL.

Greed: How Can Religions Address the Deepening Spiritual Crisis of Our Time?

Greed: How Can Religions Address the Deepening Spiritual Crisis of Our Time?

In his message to the participants at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week, Pope Francis urged the over 2500 participants – industrialists, entrepreneurs, bankers and politicians from around the world — to promote inclusive prosperity. “I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth […]

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