On this very day…20 years ago

Today marks the 20th Anniversary Weekend of Communities of Shalom Shalom on Facebook        UMCOM TV interview with Michael Christensen This Very Day–Sunday, April 29—is the 20th Anniversary of Shalom! Friends of Shalom are here in Tampa for the General Conference of the United Methodist Church.  This afternoon, from 5-6, in the Big Tent (across the street from the Convention Center) hosted by the Methodist Federation for Social Action, friends of shalom will gather

Origins of Shalom

On this 20th Anniversary Day for Communities of Shalom, I asked Bishop Joseph Sprague, Instigator of Communities of Shalom, to reflect on the origins of Shalom on April 29, 1992–the day of the social uprising in Los Angeles after the non-guility verdict for the officers who beat motorist Rodney King and the response of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to create the first “shalom zone” in south central LA.  Origins of Communities of