Live streaming sessions of the Shalom National Summit are free of cost:http://gbgm-umc.org/shalom
Thursday, October 29
• 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Opening Session and Worship: Greetings from Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor of South Carolina, Mayor Bob Cobble of Columbia, with a sermon by Bishop Gregory Palmer, president of the Council of Bishops, and a report on the “State of Shalom” by Dr. Michael Christensen, National Director.
• 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Session One: “Stepping Up to Shalom: “From Just as I Am to Justice I AM” with Dr. Christensen, Annie Allen, national program associate, and special guests Vien Truong, Green for All; and Steve Tamayo, organizer of ROAM Arts Cooperative, Rosebud Reservation.
• 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Session Two: “Prophetic Leadership and Shalom–Seeking Systemic Change,” with Bishop Joseph Sprague (retired), who initially proposed Shalom; Jayda Jacques, founder of Nine Strong Women of Newark; Robert Linthicum, author of Building a People of Power; and various artists, including the Claflin University Gospel Choir.
Friday, October 30
• 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Session Three: “Stepping Up to Web Technology–Developing a Shalom Presence on the World Wide Web” with Ted Hart of Hart Philanthropic Services.
• 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Session Four: “Building Shalom Training for the 21st Century” with the National Shalom Zone Training team.
• 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Shalom Banquet: “Shaloming Across Borders,” with the Rev. Kelvin Sauls, assistant general secretary for congregational development and racial ethnic ministries at Global Ministries, and special guests, Maxine Clark Beach, Dean of Drew University School of Theology, and Dr. Robert Duncan, Jr., President, Bacone College.
Saturday, October 31
• 11:00 a.m. to 12: noon. Closing Worship: Bishop John Schol of Baltimore-Washington Area, preaching, with special music.
Each session will include music and incorporate visual presentation. Not broadcast will be workshops and site visits to Shalom ministries in the vicinity of Columbia.
For more information on the Shalom Summit go online to communitiesofshalom.org That site also offers detailed information on workshops and the schedule.