Posts tagged ‘Compassion-Justice’

Gee Article Challenges Community to Honesty, Solutions for Racism

By Stan Friedman

MADISON, WI (December 20, 2013) — In a lengthy op-ed piece published by the Capital Times, Covenant pastor Alex Gee laments that racism is as widespread and insidious in his city as elsewhere despite Madison’s long-held reputation of being “progressive.” Continue Reading »

Ministry to Empower Women Impossible Without Mandela

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (December 10, 2013) — The work of a Covenant World Relief partner that is helping Zulu women achieve economic independence in South Africa would not have been possible prior to Nelson Mandela’s work to bring down apartheid, Dave Husby, CWR director, said today. Continue Reading »

Covenanters Asked to Join Worldwide Wave of Prayer

CHICAGO, IL (December 9, 2013) — Debbie Blue, executive minister of the Department of Compassion, Mercy, and Justice, is asking Covenanters to participate in the global “wave of prayer” to end hunger being held around the world Tuesday. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Links Covenanters are Discussing

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 29, 2013) – Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday, we will post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Holy Land and NPU Tennis

Trip to Holy Land Will Highlight Pursuit of Peace

CHICAGO, IL (November 20, 2013) – Covenant ministers Wayne Smith and Andy Larsen will lead a tour of Israel and Palestine as part of a trip that will include participating in the Christ at the Checkpoint conference, which focuses on pursuing peace and reconciliation. Continue Reading »

Inmate Who Spent 40 Years in Solitary Impacted Covenant

By Stan Friedman

NEW ORLEANS, LA  (November 11, 2013) — A 71-year-old man named Herman Wallace died of liver cancer at the Louisiana State University Medical Center on October 4. He had been released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary—Angola Prison—three days earlier after spending roughly 40 years in solitary confinement for the murder of a guard he most likely did not commit. Continue Reading »

Refugee Experience Recalibrates Heart, Mind of MTI Leader

By Stan Friedman

SEATTLE, WA (November 4, 2013) — “I get it that we’re weary of all that is happening in that part of the world,” Joe DiCarlo, director of emergency relief and global security for Medical Teams International (MTI), said Monday in reference to the Middle East. “I guess in some sense that was me, too.” Continue Reading »

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 »