Giving Tuesday, December 2

Mark your calendars now for Tuesday, December 2—a day when our contributions to Communities of Shalom will be matched by United Methodist Global Ministries as part of our annual campaign. For one day only, on December 2, 2014 as part of UMC #GivingTuesday, gifts made to Communities of Shalom through UMC Advance #742566 will be matched dollar for dollar. As we approach the season of Advent and the holiday giving season, UMC #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to celebrate

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

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

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

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