Minutes after the Congress concluded yesterday, we received a letter from the Deputy Governor of Illinois Ms. Cristal Thomas. She re-states what she said to the delegation who visited her that the "Governor is fully committed to reducing violence in our state.
"Neighborhood" not only signals the community that builds itself up in a particular place or topos - it also signifies context. Be a part of the Near South Side context of the 2011 Congress on Urban Ministry.
Susan Rans encourages those who are interested in creating peace in neighborhoods, cities, and between nations to participate in the 2011 Congress on Urban Ministry: Peacemaking in a Culture of violence.
Urban pastor and SCUPE faculty Bill Wylie-Kellermann talks about the Congress on Urban Ministry and how seminary students can get credit for attending through his Congress Course 'Good News for the City'.
Krista Tippett's excellent program, Speaking of Faith, tackles peacemaking in an episode entitled: the Art of Peace. John Paul Lederach describes what really happens when people transcend violence while living in it.