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

Drew Interns Seek Shalom in Memphis and Jersey Shore

Kory Turner, a second year seminary student at Drew Theological School, is completing a six-week shalom internship in Memphis with the Center for transforming  Communities. His assignment involves three learning goals and service needs: 1) Participate on a youth leadership team at Rhodes College in their Crossroads to Freedom program as they focus on a community development project in the Highland Heights Shalom Zone; 2) represent and promote Communities of

Richmond Shalom Farms

Shalom Farms is a regional food access and community development project of United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond (UMUMR). United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond has a long history of social service work in low-income communities. Founded in 1937 as Bethlehem Wilson Communities, the agency played an integral role in the Fulton and Highland Park communities, providing services to over 1,500 individuals and families per year that included preschool, after-school,

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

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