Guest Post by Rev. Robert O. Smith, PhD, Academic Director for the Jerusalem Global Gateway of the University of Notre Dame. This post originally appeared in his blog Jerusalem Praxis: Living, Teaching, and Thinking in the Holy City on March 19, 2015. A friend of SCUPE, Rev. Smith lived in […]
I just returned from Bogota, Colombia and the General Assembly of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF). For 120 years, the Student Christian Movement has been building powerful leaders. Its impact is felt around the world. In the picture above, I am standing with Christine Housel, General Secretary of the […]
Rev. Sekou Addresses Contextual Theology from Ferguson “These young people…” Rev. Osagyefo Sekou exclaimed over and over again in his presentation on Wednesday night, January 14th, at Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church in Chicago. “These young people, queer, black, women” – in other words, those that are most marginalized in […]
The Center for African American Theological Education (CAATS) is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this weekend! Join us in exploring how teaching methods that center the African American experience can shape theological education and Urban Ministry for the 21st Century with a weekend full of theological reflection, dialogue, and discernment. Join us for a Public Forum on the State of African Centered Theological Education on Friday 9/19 and for the 2014 Jeremiah Wright Lecture on Saturday 9/20!
Consider This: African Centered Theological Education is a vehicle through which persons can engage in the process of realigning themselves and standing upright upon experiencing misrecognition. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God so that you will be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Philippians 6:13 (ESV)
Join us in Celebrating!
SCUPE will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its Center for African American Theological Studies (CAATS) with a two-day event September 19-20.
With a distinctive African-centered model rooted in urban contextuality we have been offering graduate and certificate level theological education to African American women and men for ten years now. I am writing to extend a personal invitation to you to attend this important occasion. The CAATS 10th Anniversary celebration will comprise three unique events…
The 2011 Congress will be home to an incredible offering of workshops on a wide-range of topics of concern to people of faith, urban congregations, social justice activists, theologians, and individuals committed to building a Just Economy. The 45 workshops offered over the 3-and-a-half day conference are organized across four different workshop-sessions and thematically amongst the following eight tracks… You will find a full listing of workshops here in PDF format.
Check out the great group of speakers we have gathered for our 17th Congress on Urban Ministry which takes place June 23-26 in Chicago, IL. These leading voices stand at the intersection of faith and social justice and will guide us through prayer, worship, learning, and discernment for action, so that we can Together Build a Just Economy.
TOGETHER…. In the theme of the Congress on Urban Ministry means exactly what it sounds like. A Just Economy can’t be built alone. It must be done TOGETHER. That means YOU ARE NEEDED at the table. Your church, community, institution must be represented. Your voice, your passion, your energy and your commitment are critical to the conversations we hold and commitments we make.
2014 Congress on Urban Ministry: Together Building a Just Economy
On June 23-26, 2014, church and community leaders involved in what it means to live in and care for the city will gather in Chicago, IL for the Congress on Urban Ministry. We will gather to collaborate and conspire towards a new vision for the city by tackling the toughest urban issues with context-driven theology and cutting-edge theory.
Building upon a 35+ year history of addressing social ills in solidarity with “the least of these”, the 2014 Congress will tackle the issues of poverty, exploitation, and faithful living towards a economic justice. We believe that our collaboration at the gathering this coming June can create a flash-point of change in our society as together we build a Just Economy.
Take a look at the schedule for our time together.