Why does New York have a different personality than Chicago? Who is beating the drum? Do we make the city or does the city make us? In a recent podcast from WNYC’s Radiolab the cutting edge of science begins to ponder the wonders of the city.
SCUPE Dean of Students Carol Ann McGibbon remarks on the increasing urbanization of the world (as over 50% of the global population now lives in urban areas) and highlights the church’s ill-equipping of leaders to minister to this context.
A special invitation from 2011 Congress on Urban Ministry Co-chair James A. Forbes to come and be a part of the path to peace.
Dave Frenchak speaks in this video about the 2011 Congress on Urban Ministry and the tools and equipping that the gathering will provide to those whose ministries can actively create peace.
Susan Rans, director of the Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Development program, writes about how SJ and CD should not be thought of as strange bedfellows but as two sides of one coin.
Why is it so hard for Christians to get along? Can true collaboration across boundaries like denomination, race, gender, geography, political and theological viewpoints even happen? In this post Mark Hannan reflects on the planning process for the Congress on Urban Ministry and how this process might be a bit of what Paul was talking about with that whole Body of Christ analogy.
In this episode of the Congress podcast, listen in as we grab the intellectual coat-tails of a poet-theologian Jim Perkinson and hang on for dear life. Ah, the places we’ll go!
Violence is issue that is becoming increasingly common in cities all across America. A recent letter to the editor in Minneapolis highlights the incongruity between the American and European perspective on handguns.
SCUPE founding director and President Dave Frenchak writes about the need to overhaul the image of preaching in the light of the good news. This post includes an audio excerpt of Rev. Otis Moss III teaching at SCUPE’s class The Art of Prophetic Preaching in the Urban Context.