Shalom Training Track at CCDA in Memphis–Please share the word!

Shalom Training Track at Christian Community Development Association National Conference  Nov. 11-12th, 2015 Every year, over 4,000 faith-motivated, justice-driven, community ministry leaders gather for the Christian Community Development Association’s national conference.  This year we’re in Memphis for CCDA.  http://www.ccda.org/events/national-conferences In behalf of Communities of Shalom, a member organization, I am pleased to invite you to four events at CCDA in Memphis on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 11-12th, 2015:  ·         Networking Lunch Session for trainers ·         Practical Workshop on repurposing church buildings ·         Go and See a Shalom Site in

Green Village UMC and Malawi

 Dr. Michael Christensen, Director of Communities of Shalom for the United Methodist Church, Rev. Clarissa South Holland, Pastor of Green Village United Methodist Church, Dennis Singini, Guest preacher and Regional Shalom Trainer in Malawi The United Methodist Church in Green Village was delighted to welcome Dennis Singini, Regional Shalom Trainer For Communities of Shalom International, to her pulpit on July 1, 2012. We were also pleased to have the Director of Communities of Shalom, Dr.

Drew University Honors Shalom Community Leader at Commencement 2012

Wilbert Mitchell, founding executive director of Respond Incorporated in North Camden, NJ, was awarded an honorary doctorate at Commencement in recognition of his 45 years of exemplary and visionary leadership in non profit management and community development. It was my honor and privilege to present Mr. Mitchell, deliver the citation, and confer the degree in behalf of the Board of Trustees of Drew University on Saturday, May 12, 2012 Official Citation: For the last 45

Occupy Advent in Solidarity with the 99%

Jubilee Angel Advent is a good time to Occupy. I have been following, participating, and blogging about the OccupyWall Street movement for several weeks now, and I am ready to recommend some specific solidarity actions during this Advent season. I’m calling on Ministers of Shalom, designated Shalom Zones, Communities of Shalom, Belivers Without Borders, and other faith-based groups and people of good will, to find creative ways to “seek shalom in the community where you