“Christians engaged in and passionate about transformative urban ministry who attend will find this event to be the single most inclusive gathering of resources for ministry the city.”
We need your voice, your passion, your energy and your commitment.
The unprecedented level of wealth inequality today is an offense to our faith. This year’s Congress on Urban Ministry will create a platform for churches, community organizations, political and business leaders to strategize together on how to address this growing problem.
Equipping workshops led by some of the most cutting edge thinkers in urban ministry, community organizing, theology, and economics will examine the many facets of the problem, and provide practical tools of engagement. The workshop learning tracks include:
Mass Incarceration and the Destruction of Our Communities
Immigration Policy and Poverty
Corporatization of the Common Good
Organizing Religious Communities for Political Action
Re-reading Sacred Texts from the Lens of Economic Justice
Gender and Economic Justice
Eco Justice and Faith Communities
Utilizing the Media for Social Justice
Networking opportunities with 400 or more other religious and community leaders in what a previous Congress participant called “the single most inclusive gathering of resources for ministry in the city.”
Together Building a Just Economy requires all of working together. The Congress will help create a moral vocabulary for public discourse, and a platform for organizing that could change the way we organize our common-wealth.
You can’t afford not to be a part of this gathering.
SCUPE’s Congress on Urban Ministry has been one of the leading urban ministry conferences for the past 36 years, featuring top notch speakers, artists, and workshops all focused on one of the most important issues for faith in the city. This year’s conference will place SCUPE along with Interfaith Worker Justice at the center of the global economic justice conversation and continues to demonstrate our leadership in the field of Urban Ministry and Social Justice.
The 2014 Congress will to model partnership, cooperation, and innovative approaches to contemporary urban challenges facing our cities here at home and abroad. It is our goal to empower leaders by giving them the theological grounding for action, training them in the tools of organizing, and inspiring them to think systemically about the economic justice issues in their communities and networks.
The overlapping IWJ and SCUPE conferences will take place in Chicago, IL from Monday evening, June 23rd through Tuesday afternoon, June 24th.
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