Posts tagged ‘Compassion-Justice’

Success of First-ever AVA Training on Campus Could Lead to More

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 4, 2013) — The overwhelmingly positive response to the recent Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) training at North Park University—the first ever given on a campus—indicates the great need and interest among young people to engage the issue, says the program’s director, Yvonne DeVaughn. Continue Reading »

Panel to Discuss Youth Ministry and Trayvon Martin Case

CHICAGO, IL (November 1, 2013) – The Center for Youth Ministry Studies will sponsor the panel discussion Between God & Trayvon: Conversations on Race and Ministry at 7 to 9 p.m. (CST) Monday in the Olsson lounge at Nyvall Hall on the North Park University campus. It also will be webcast live. Continue Reading »

Boesak: New Paradigm Needed for Pursuing Justice

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (October 22, 2013) — Reconciliation can only happen when those who seek it refuse to be by those who benefit from oppressing others, Allan Boesak, a former anti-apartheid leader told a gathering at North Park Theological Seminary on Monday night. Continue Reading »

Covenanters Call for Dialogue on Asian American Stereotypes

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (October 18, 2013) — Earlier this week, a coalition of Asian American pastors and church leaders released an “Open Letter to the Evangelical Church” decrying the use of stereotypes that they say have hurt their community. Two Covenanters, Kathy Khang and Helen Lee, drafted the letter and sought the signatories. Continue Reading »

Anti-Apartheid Activists to Speak at Seminary on Reconciliation

CHICAGO, IL (October 14, 2013) — Allan Boesak, who played a key role in ending apartheid in South Africa, and Curtiss Paul DeYoung, a professor of reconciliation studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, will speak on the topic of their new book, Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism, at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 21, at North Park Theological Seminary in Isaacson Chapel. Continue Reading »

Covenanters Call on Politicians to Remember the Poor

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (October 11, 2013)—The government shutdown is impacting people who attend Covenant churches as well as outreaches from congregations, say some pastors. Continue Reading »

First-time Marathoners Help Crosstown Raise $30,000 for Water Projects

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (October 9, 2013) — A group of runners from Crosstown Covenant Church outpaced all others in fundraising for Team World Vision during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon last Saturday, and one member of the congregation raised more money than any other individual. Continue Reading »

Updated AVA Video Released

CHICAGO, IL (October 7, 2013) — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) has just released an updated version of “Why AVA.”

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New Video Curriculum on Loving Mercy and Doing Justice Available

CHICAGO, IL (October 4, 2013) – The new video curriculum “Love Mercy, Do Justice: Responding Faithfully to God’s Call” is designed to help people take action and not just think about justice, says Bruce Lawson, who oversaw the project from its inception last November. Continue Reading »

Christians Have ‘Moral Obligation’ in Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

CHICAGO, IL (September 24, 2013) — Christians in the United States need to move beyond their “bifurcated” discussions about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and live out their moral obligation to pursue a “third way” of reconciliation in the region, two Covenant ministers who have long studied the issue said during a webcast on Friday. Continue Reading »