Rev. Dr. Javier Viera, New Dean of Drew Theological School and New Convener of National Shalom Committee

By Michael J. Christensen The Dean of the Theological School of Drew University, by governance, is also the convener of the National Shalom Committee and the immediate supervisor of the Director of Communities of Shalom. Since I will be officially retiring at the end of the year, both as a professor and as the director of the Shalom Initiative, I wanted to write this month about the structure of Shalom

Communities of Shalom Upcoming Workshops in Memphis Tennessee

Early Bird Registration Ends August 31! Secure your workshop seats today for Asset Based Community Development and Community (Social) Network Mapping.Below you will find more information about multiple learning opportunities available in September. Introduction to Communities of Shalom Wednesday, September 10, 2014 8:00am to 9:30am The Commons (258 N. Merton) Register to attend Have you joined the Shalom efforts in your neighborhood but were not part of the original training? Does

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

Youth Health and Sports Project-Uganda

Namabu is a parish located in the far east of Nyenga sub-county in the district of Buikwe.The population of Namabu consists of young and the old,most of whom earn their livelihood from lake Victoria that surround them.Large and small farming on fragmented land gives them an additional income. The youth that consists the biggest part of the population engage,at the same time,in block making and rearing animals at a domestic