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

Take Shalom Online this Fall

Dear Friends of Shalom, Please accept my invitation to take Shalom Online this Fall. Registration is open for the next two weeks for our 24-hr introductory course in asset-based community development, offered through Drew’s partnership with Northwind Institute for 2 continuing education units at a reduced program fee of $49 during the Fall Semester 2014 Though not a replacement for onsite ShalomZone Training™ for new sites and shalom teams, Shalom

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