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Dr. Helene Slessarev-Jamir on Economic Injustice

Dr. Helene Slessarev-Jamir on Economic Injustice

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.

A New Generation of Matthew 25 Christians

A New Generation of Matthew 25 Christians

Jim Wallis gave the Stan Hallett lecture at Loyola University on April 11th, in support of scholarships for students of the MA in Social Justice and Community Development, a joint program of SCUPE and Loyola University. Stan Hallett, a guiding voice in the establishment of the program from its origins at North Park University was an urban planner, entrepreneur, professor, theologian, community organizer, political strategist, conflict mediator and environmentalist.