Shalom on the Loose in Los Angeles

Greetings from the University of Redlands, CA., where the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is in session; and where Shalom is on the loose
Jennifer Gutierrez (Conference Director of Justice and Compassion Ministries), Sheri Dunn Berry (Executive Director of Los Angeles Urban Ministry Foundation), Velma Cruiz (Site Director of Pico Union Shalom Ministries) and ten other shalom leaders are here to make the energy of shalom known and felt at the United Methodist Churches Annual Conference in Southern California.  Together, we are inviting folks to the Shalom Summit 2012 (Oct 3-6) in downtown LA. 

Weaving Communities of Shalom and Wholeness” is the theme of this year’s Cal-Pac Annual Conference here in Southern California.  Over 1,500 delegates celebrated how Communities of Shalom began in Los Angeles twenty years ago this very month, learned how the ten shalom zones in Los Angeles Country continue to do great work in their communities to this day, and heard how eagerly the Local Shalom Host Committee is preparing to host over 200 “shalomers” from around the world who plan to attend the 20th Anniversary Shalom Summit 2012? 

Then we showed delegates this one-minute “Shalom in the City” song and slide show which you can view here:

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