Community Building Initiatives in an American City – A Symposium on Economic Justice Initiatives

Symposium on Economic Justice to Focus on Strategies That Work

Community Building Initiatives in an American City: A Symposium on Economic Justice will be held in Cincinnati at Christ Church Cathedral April 25-27.

Sponsored by the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice, the Office of Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement, the Social Justice and Public Policy Commission of the Diocese of Southern Ohio and Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati.

The symposium model includes on site experience with cutting edge economic and racial justice initiatives. The program will highlight local models of worker justice advocacy, community organizing, community development corporations and other community investment strategies. The discussion “Racism from an economic justice perspective” will include strategies that are being used to address divestment, policing and other issues.

Symposium leaders will include reflections by theologian Walter Brueggemann (The Prophetic Imagination, An Other Kingdom co-authored with McKnight and Block) and activist and author Peter Block ( The Abundant Community, co-authored with John Mcknight). The Rt. Rev. Thomas Breidenthal, Bishop of Southern Ohio, will address the conference on our church’s traditions of justice work. Charles Wynder, Jr., Episcopal Church Missioner for Social Justice and advocacy Engagement, will be present as a resource for congregations and diocesan initiatives.
 
Community Building Initiatives in an American City: A Symposium on Economic Justice
 
Register on line at www.dso.org or download registration form and lodging information at www.enej.org. For information about scholarships or conference program, contact meamon@nullaol.comor (513) 531-8799.

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