20th Anniversary Shalom Summit Underway in LA, Birthplace of the Movement; Plenaries to be Streamed Live
The 20th Anniversary Shalom Summit began Wednesday evening (Oct. 3) with a reception atop the "L.A. Live" entertainment complex, home of the Grammy Museum. Actor Gaius Charles (Friday Night Lights, Grey's Anatomy) – also a Minister of Shalom – acted as emcee, as guests with a variety of connections to Communities of Shalom – including congregational and community leaders from five countries – got acquainted and shared their stories. The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Kuan, dean of Drew Theological, where Communities of Shalom is based, attended, along with the Rev. Dr. Michael J. Christensen, International Director of Communities of Shalom.
Trained Shalom teams engage congregations and communities to build a future of hope and peace together through multi-cultural, multi-faith, collaboration- and asset-based community development.