1. Tanya Sadagopan

    Dr. Helene Slessarev-Jamir on Economic Injustice

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    By Danelle King: I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Helene Slessarev-Jamir who serves as a co-chair for the 2014 SCUPE Congress on Urban Ministry (to be held in Chicago on June, 23-26). Dr. Sleesarev-Jamir resided on the south side of Chicago for many years and now teaches at the Claremont School of Theology in Southern California. Dr. Slessarev-Jamir has done labor organizing in Washington, D.C. and community organizing in Chicago. She believes in not only serving as a scholar, but as a person actively seeking justice in our communities.
  2. Mark Hannan

    Greed: How Can Religions Address the Deepening Spiritual Crisis of Our Time?

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    In his message to the participants at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week, Pope Francis urged the over 2500 participants – industrialists, entrepreneurs, bankers and politicians from around the world — to promote inclusive prosperity. “I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth...
  3. Mark Hannan

    The Joy of Educating for the Common Good

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    Dr. Philip Amerson, President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston since 2006, retires at the end of this year. He and his wife, Dr. Elaine Amerson have been strong supporters of SCUPE through many decades. Phil served on SCUPE’s faculty in the 1980s and currently serves on its Advisory Board, while Elaine continues to offer consultative services. The following is an abbreviated version of the comments made by SCUPE president Shanta Premawardhana last week, on a panel of educators on the Joy of Educating for the Common Good...
  4. Tanya Sadagopan

    Peace is the Fruit of Justice

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    SCUPE hosts Palestinian Christian Leader Rev. Dr. Jamal Khader “Come and See,” invites Fr. Jamal Khader at SCUPE’s jointly sponsored lecture with the Northwestern District of the UMC and the ELCA Peace Not Walls Campaign. “Visit the Holy Land,” says Khader, “but be sure to visit Bethlehem, and other cities...
  5. Mark Hannan

    Racist Budget Cuts

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    This event is swiftly approaching but it’s important enough to share. Cuts to public services, cuts in employment, cuts in public education – each of these austerity measures will disproportionately affect people of color and working people who are already struggling to get out from under the recession. While profits...
  6. Mark Hannan

    Social Justice & Community Development Open House

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    Come explore the intersection between Social Justice and Community Development and how an innovative new masters degree is training church and community leaders in both. SCUPE and Loyola, partner institutions, are hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. for prospective students interested in the Masters of Arts in Social Justice and Community Development.
  7. Mark Hannan

    Jim Wallis to give 2012 Hallett Lecture

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    Come hear Jim Wallis present a lecture entitled, "Broken Politics and the Common Good" at the 2012 Stanley J. Hallett Lecture. Jim Wallis is a bestselling author, public theologian, speaker, and international commentator on ethics and public life. He is editor-in-chief and founder of Sojourners Magazine. The lecture will take place at Loyola University in Chicago on April 11, 2012.
  8. Mark Hannan

    Empowering Students to Confront Violence

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    In the aftermath of the shooting of a peer, young people in Evanston, IL came to Sharon Weeks and asked, "What are we supposed to do? Who is going to speak for us?" Sharon Weeks told them, "Speak for yourself and tell people how you're feeling" - and then she gave them the tools to do just that. The march these students planned has united the community in new ways around issues of youth violence...