Minutes after the Congress concluded yesterday, we received a letter from the Deputy Governor of Illinois Ms. Cristal Thomas. She re-states what she said to the delegation who visited her that the “Governor is fully committed to reducing violence in our state.
Learn about the neighborhoods surrounding the 2011 Congress hotel. We encourage all participants to stay at the hotel as it will be the hub of all Congress activities and of the gathered community.
“Neighborhood” not only signals the community that builds itself up in a particular place or topos – it also signifies context. Be a part of the Near South Side context of the 2011 Congress on Urban Ministry.
Check out this new video for the 2011 Congress. I just love that last sign: You Can Be a Peacemaker!
Susan Rans encourages those who are interested in creating peace in neighborhoods, cities, and between nations to participate in the 2011 Congress on Urban Ministry: Peacemaking in a Culture of violence.
Urban pastor and SCUPE faculty Bill Wylie-Kellermann talks about the Congress on Urban Ministry and how seminary students can get credit for attending through his Congress Course ‘Good News for the City’.
Speak Life is hosting an evening of poetry and prayer to lift up the epidemic of violence in our city. Tuesday 9/21 at 5:30pm at the corner of Flournoy & Homan in Chicago, IL.
Krista Tippett’s excellent program, Speaking of Faith, tackles peacemaking in an episode entitled: the Art of Peace. John Paul Lederach describes what really happens when people transcend violence while living in it.
Safety Net Works of Auburn Gresham and the Do You Care campaign is asking you to walk for peace on October 2nd. Join the I Care Movement. Stand for justice. Walk for peace.