1. Shanta Premawardhana

    NFL and Domestic Violence – Lessons from Jimmy Carter

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    Suddenly last week, everyone in the media was talking about domestic violence. The video of Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice beating his fiancée unconscious and dragging her out of the elevator was followed by questions swirling in the media on whether the NFL saw the video before it gave him a slap-on-the-wrist two-game suspension... Our task at SCUPE is to educate Christian seminarians, pastors, and lay leaders, to interpret our religious text properly and with integrity. If we were to take President Carter’s call seriously, we would be doing that with Muslims, Jews and members of other faiths as well.
  2. Mark Hannan

    Gang Violence, Pastoral Care & the African American Church

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    One of SCUPE's fall 2013 offerings 'Gang Violence Pastoral Care and the African-American Church' is a course of the Center for African American Theological Studies (CAATS). This course is an online hybrid course meaning that the majority of course time takes place online with only two, face-to-face weekends in Chicago. For more information call SCUPE.
  3. Mark Hannan

    “Make War Illegal”, Says Global Church

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    About 1000 representatives of churches from around the world gathered in Kingston, Jamaica, May 17-25 for the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC). The event was a celebration of ten years of work by the World Council of Churches on the Decade to Overcome Violence. The work of IEPC deepens the work of Peacemaking in a Culture of Violence that SCUPE addressed at the 2011 Congress on Urban Ministry. We will use the insights of events such as the IEPC to position SCUPE to continue the work of peacemaking more vigorously.