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.
Articles by: Mark Hannan
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 […]
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.
Why attend the 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry? Rev. Paul Sherry, chair of the board of Interfaith Worker Justice, has more than a couple good reasons why. Together we’ll look at the roots of our faith, analyze our current situation, and organize together for a just economy. Hear Rev. Sherry […]
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 […]