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NCC-Scupe Gatherings Help Churches Fight Poverty

From "Nat'l Council of Churches" <>
Date Thu, 16 Jan 2003 09:21:54 -0500

National Council of Churches
NCC News, 212-870-2252/2227;;
SCUPE, 312-726-1200;;
Karen Hessel, NCC; 212-870-2421;

NCC-SCUPE Gatherings Help Churches Fight Poverty in Their Communities

January 15, 2003 - Six regional gatherings - in Los Angeles, Seattle,
Philadelphia, Shreveport, Indianapolis and Atlanta - in January and February
will focus on how churches and faith-based organizations can work together
to end poverty.

Co-sponsored by SCUPE (Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education) and
the National Council of Churches, the regional gatherings are in preparation
for the March 11-14, 2003, SCUPE Congress on The Witness of the Church
Amidst Poverty and Plenty, to be held in Chicago.  The schedule and contact
information for the regional events follow.

Los Angeles, January 17-18, 2003:  "Sustaining Work for Justice, A
Conversation for Practitioners of Faith."  Contact: Kristina Mata, <>

Seattle, January 23, 2003:  Urban Leadership Consultation -- Dialogue on
Ministry to Poor.  From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian
Church on Seventh and Seneca in Seattle. Contact: Lisa Connelley, <>

Philadelphia, January 25, 2003: A Prophetic Vision: Ending Poverty in
Philadelphia.	From 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern University's Campolo
School for Social Change, 10th and Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia.
Contact: Melody Porter, <>

Shreveport, February 6, 2003: SCUPE regional conference, from 8:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m., followed by an optional tour of the Shreveport area.  Contact:
Louisiana Interchurch Council, Rev. Dana Krutz, Executive Director: <>; phone 225-924-0213.

Indianapolis, January 31, 2003: Christian Theological Seminary.  Contact:
Carol Hornbeck, <>

Atlanta, January 31-Feb 2, 2003: First Annual Urban Town Hall Meeting for
Socially Conscious Grassroots Organizations.  Venue: The Teaching Museum
South, 689 North Avenue, Hapeville GA, 30354.  Contact: Tee Garlington at
(404) 371-9085; <>


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