Oprah Winfrey and Shalom?

Dr. J-P Duncan, one of our national trainers, alerted me to the Oprah Winfrey/Crow Creek Nation connection to Wodakota Shalom Community–our newest shalom site. Oprah’s group “Angel Network” support’s the organization www.Can-Do.org and their work on the Crow Creek Reservation with Tree of Life ministry and Wodakota Shalom, led by site coordinator Peter Lengkee. Peter made a video about the plight of the Crow Creek reservation about a year ago (before the shalomzone training began)

Michelle Obama and Shalom

What is the connection between Michele Obama and Shalom? Well, its indirect. Both Communities of Shalom and the First Lady share the same approach to community development work: ABCD In a recent speech, she refers to Public Allies and the principles and practices developed by John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at Northwestern University as a shaping influence on her view of community building. McKnight and Kretzmann and the

Village Well Project and Shalom

What is the connection between WorldHope Corps, Drew University and Shalom? Photo-journalist turned lawyer, Robert Schwaneberg’s article on WorldHope Corps Village Well project in Malawi is linked to Drew University’s website from HEALTH REFORM WATCH–A Web Log of the Seton Hall University School of Law under the title: “Well Worth the Wait” NGO led by Drew prof. brings clean water to rural Africa WorldHope Corps, Inc. is the NGO I started and volunteer for in