Shalom Chapel at Drew 2014

 By Michael Christensen Since 2008, I have selected and supervised over 40 Drew MDIV students who were placed in a Shalom Zone for 6-10 weeks as a summer intern and minister of Shalom.  They have served mostly in the USA but also in Haiti, Malawi, and Northern Ireland. This year’s Shalom Summer interns—Kory Turner and Peg Crilly—shared their stories of shalom work in Memphis and on the Jersey Shore last

Crowded Course of Destruction

By Rev. Cedrick Bridgeforth, EdD How do we begin to make sense of what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri? I believe that is a question that cannot be answered quickly or easily, but I do believe there are answers to that question and the many others that come to mind and heart as we consider the loss of life, liberty and the exposure of what some might call happiness, but

Shalom Trainers to Gather at CCDA Conference September 24-27

Discount Registration Available Now! By Michael J. Christensen, Director, Communities of Shalom Have you completed the basic ShalomZone TrainingTM or Shalom Online course? Are you already a National or Regional Trainer? Or are you a training facilitator for ABCD through a similar organization to Communities of Shalom? Then this Drew Shalom certification opportunity is for you! Each year, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) national conference draws more than 2,500

Using a ‘Shalom approach’ to mitigate HIV/AIDS in Western Uganda

By Julius Kasaija, Regional Shalom Trainer and Director of SARS Uganda Our goal was to increase knowledge and skills among the 2,000 Youth (15-24 Years) and 2,500 adults (25 Years and above) in three sub-counties of Kasambya, Kakindo and Birembo Sub-counties, (12 Parishes) in Kibaale District of Western Uganda in order to reduce the Incidence of HIV by 7 % and mitigate the causes and consequences of AIDS by the

Successful Shalom HIV/AIDS Mitigation Project in Uganda

BY PASTOR BAAMU MOSES Hello Servants in the Kingdom of the Most High God and friends. I am glad to let you know that the HIV/AIDS youth intervention project in May was very successful. It was a great moment for the youth of Uganda and the community at large.  We had a total of 1874 youths participate in this project. The 1st day we had 304 youths who tested their