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Special Event Highlights A Faith Based Alternative to Divisive Politics

Special Event Highlights A Faith Based Alternative to Divisive Politics

In a time of unprecedented political divisiveness in America  and rampant violent extremism around the world, we need leaders with the wisdom  and courage to bring about a more just and compassionate human community. Religious leaders have a special responsibility to answer this challenge, including collaboration with political and media leaders. […]

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“Being a Good Christian Isn’t Good Enough Anymore”

“Being a Good Christian Isn’t Good Enough Anymore”

Bishop Malkhaz Songulashvili at SCUPE

Bishop Malkhaz Songulashvili of Georgia visited SCUPE offices on Tuesday July 29th. Not only was it unusual for us to encounter a Baptist Bishop but one that was purple-robed and long-bearded, befitting his Eastern Orthodox context. The Bishop shared with us the courageous story of his Evangelical Baptist community and its advocacy work with Chechen Muslim refugees. Being Baptist means standing for the rights of all people, the Bishop said. According to the Bishop, being Baptist means standing for the rights of all people. “Being a good Christian or a good Church isn’t good enough anymore. We must learn the ways of compassion…

Cross-Cultural Ministry & Interfaith Dialogue

Cross-Cultural Ministry & Interfaith Dialogue

What are the urban ministry leadership models that proactively challenge violence and restore mutuality of relationship between cultures, ethnic groups, and religions? SCUPE’s Cross-cultural Ministry & Interfaith Dialogue course will explore these and other dynamics of such crucial importance to our globalizing world. This two-week intensive course will be offered June 4-8, 11-15 and will feature Dr. Eboo Patel (of Interfaith Youth Core) as a guest lecturer.