Last week Dr. Larycia Hawkins burst out to the international media spotlight. The Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wheaton College, a Christian, wore a hijab to stand in solidarity with her Muslim sisters during Advent. She was put on paid administrative leave, not because she wore a head scarf […]
SCUPE resolves to educate communities and people of faith for reflection and action on immigration justice, humane treatment for those at the borders, and welcome to refugees. The values of hospitality on which our nation is built, the religious traditions of welcome for the stranger, and the migrant and refugee […]
SCUPE’s Border Immersion Trip to the US-Mexico Border at Nogales Someone painted a section of the border fence with sky blue paint to “bring the sky down!” The artist’s intention was to create the illusion of what it will look like if the wall was not there. The border fence […]
By Danelle King: I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Helene Slessarev-Jamir who serves as a co-chair for the 2014 SCUPE Congress on Urban Ministry (to be held in Chicago on June, 23-26). Dr. Sleesarev-Jamir resided on the south side of Chicago for many years and now teaches at the Claremont School of Theology in Southern California. Dr. Slessarev-Jamir has done labor organizing in Washington, D.C. and community organizing in Chicago. She believes in not only serving as a scholar, but as a person actively seeking justice in our communities.
Community organizing is a method by which churches collaborate and act to address issues of inequity and injustice in their communities by speaking truth to power. Although many churches already participate in such collective action, pastors often do not understand the biblical and theological basis for engaging their churches in […]