1. Mark Hannan

    Manifesto for People of Faith

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    “Without giving priority to the word “Together” there cannot be any serious attempt to build a just economy. SCUPE sought to demonstrate the primacy of “Together” this by partnering with Interfaith Worker Justice, and by bringing together key church and community leaders to conversation with each other. We think of this Congress as a first catalyzing event. Its manifesto for people of faith provides a robust platform for building such a movement.
  2. Mark Hannan

    Allan Boesak at the 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry

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    The 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry is in session! SCUPE is knee deep in the action packed third day of our national conference but we wanted to share a bit of the exciting happenings of the gathering. The following is an excerpt of Rev. Dr. Allan A. Boesak's plenary sermon from Monday night - representing the worshipful culmination of our joint conference time with Interfaith Worker Justice. This partnership and the exciting new ground our two organizations have been exploring link together workers' struggles for economic justice with the Gospel march towards the Kingdom of God.
  3. Mark Hannan

    Workshops at the 2014 Congress

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    The 2011 Congress will be home to an incredible offering of workshops on a wide-range of topics of concern to people of faith, urban congregations, social justice activists, theologians, and individuals committed to building a Just Economy. The 45 workshops offered over the 3-and-a-half day conference are organized across four different workshop-sessions and thematically amongst the following eight tracks... You will find a full listing of workshops here in PDF format.
  4. Mark Hannan

    Rain and the Rhinoceros: Privatization of the Common Good

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    Bill Wylie-Kellermann - SCUPE professor, pastor, Detroit community activist, and 1/2 of the teaching team for the 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry's graduate level theology course "Good News for the City: Together Building a Just Economy" - shares his poignant reflection on privatization, Emergency Management in Detroit, and the necessity of faith-filled response.
  5. Mark Hannan

    Our Speakers

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    Check out the great group of speakers we have gathered for our 17th Congress on Urban Ministry which takes place June 23-26 in Chicago, IL. These leading voices stand at the intersection of faith and social justice and will guide us through prayer, worship, learning, and discernment for action, so that we can Together Build a Just Economy.
  6. Mark Hannan

    Together… Building a Just Economy

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    TOGETHER…. In the theme of the Congress on Urban Ministry means exactly what it sounds like. A Just Economy can’t be built alone. It must be done TOGETHER. That means YOU ARE NEEDED at the table. Your church, community, institution must be represented. Your voice, your passion, your energy and your commitment are critical to the conversations we hold and commitments we make.
  7. Mark Hannan

    Schedule for the 2014 Congress!

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    2014 Congress on Urban Ministry: Together Building a Just Economy On June 23-26, 2014, church and community leaders involved in what it means to live in and care for the city will gather in Chicago, IL for the Congress on Urban Ministry. We will gather to collaborate and conspire towards a new vision for the city by tackling the toughest urban issues with context-driven theology and cutting-edge theory. Building upon a 35+ year history of addressing social ills in solidarity with “the least of these”, the 2014 Congress will tackle the issues of poverty, exploitation, and faithful living towards a economic justice. We believe that our collaboration at the gathering this coming June can create a flash-point of change in our society as together we build a Just Economy. Take a look at the schedule for our time together.
  8. Mark Hannan

    Programa ALTE Invitacion cordial a la Orientacion/Open House

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    Les extendemos una invitación cordial a nuestra orientación/open house, previsto para el martes 8 de Julio; adjunto encontraras el volante que proporciona información detallada sobre la ubicación y el horario; favor de notar se les ofrece estacionamiento gratis en el parte trasera del edificio/ We invite to attend the ALTE Program Open House Orientation scheduled for Tuesday, July 8th, attached is the flyer which provides detailed information on the location and time. Please note there is free parking in the back of the building. Le pedimos confirmacion de su asistencia mediante este correo electrónico/ We ask that you RSVP via this email alte@scupe.com / o llámenos al /or give us a call at (773) 252-3929 or (312) 726-1200. Miramos adelante a oír de ustedes/ We look forward to hearing from you.
  9. Mark Hannan

    Workshop Preview – 2014 Congress On Urban Ministry

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    The 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry will be home to an incredible offering of workshops that develop several Congress themes on economic justice. Come ready to be informed, challenged, and equipped to sharpen your ministry and actively work for peace in your congregation, neighborhood, city, nation, and in your own spirituality. Though a complete workshop listing will be finalized in the next day or two, here are a couple examples of seven workshops and two site visits that will be offered at the 2014 Congress which may whet your appetite...
  10. Mark Hannan

    A View from the Margins: Book review of Saskia Sassen’s Expulsions

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    2014 Congress on Urban Ministry speaker Saskia Sassen's newest book "Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy" is troublingly honest and yet resiliently hopeful. Here, SCUPE's very own Dr. Clinton Stockwell, director of the GTUS program, reviews the book and highlights the core themes around which Sassen's work is based.