Intercultural Leadership Consultation: October 20, 2007 Greg Detwiler writes: The
Intercultural Leadership Consultation (ILC) is a sequel to the Multicultural
Leadership Consultation (MLC) which was held in Boston in 2002.
The ILC will be larger in size and scope, representing more people groups
and a wider geography (i.e., New England) than the original MLC.
It will also serve as a prelude to the national City Impact Roundtable
which will be hosted in Boston in April 2008. The specific purposes
of the 2007 Intercultural Leadership Consultation are:
1) To better
understand & articulate what God is doing in New England
via the perspective of ethnically diverse leadership and Intercultural*
Dialogue; 2) To foster Intercultural Kingdom Relationships
3) To foster Intercultural Learning
Öall with the aim of strengthening and advancing the Kingdom of God
in our region and world.
Madeleine Prendergast writes: The Global Day of Prayer in Fitchburg on May 27, 2007 was an awesome event! My husband and I were privileged to be there. The photographer, Dan Nystedt, took over 1000 photos. Some of these photos will be published in the Covenant for New England e-newsletter, which will go out on June 1. Go to the Covenant for New England website to subscribe. [COMMENTS]
A different tune was heard at the MA State House on May 13, 2007 - the sound of shoffars. The photographer, Erin Curran, writes: From the moment I heard about this event I knew I had to photograph it. I put together a slideshow of the pictures. Please share it with anyone who you think would be interested. Additional photos:
Precious time: Whose time is it and how do you spend it? David Manuel writes: Lately Iíve been convicted of my lack of generosity. Not with money; I seem to be getting the hang of that right-hand, left-hand thing. With time. Mine is precious, and I donít like giving it up.
Boston Ten Point Coalition: Third community prayer walk Lori Nelson writes: Thank you for your support and prayers of our community policing walks. This Saturday, April 28, 2007, will be our 3rd walk. We are focusing on the Egleston and Walnut Park areas. We will be meeting @ The Egleston YMCA located on 3134 Washington Street in Egleston Square.
Ryan F. Boehm writes: Rev. H.B. London of Focus on the Family will be coming to Massachusetts on April 30th, May 1st, and May 2nd to speak with pastors at 6 events in different parts of the state. These pastor events are very important, and the more pastors we can get to them, the better. [more...]
Greater Boston Church Planting Collaborative: April 27, 2007 Gathering: Church Planting and Community Development
Friday, 27th of April
09:00 - 11:00
EGC 2 San Juan, Boston
The Greater Boston Church Planting Collaborative offers a Gathering for church planters, core group members and church planting enthusiasts (and even church planting skeptics) on Friday morning, April 27. Church Planting and Community Development: How They Essentially Go Together is the topic for exploration.
Madeleine Prendergast writes: Covenant for New England is honored to have Dr. Bob Bakke as our guest at four events in the Boston area to highlight the significance of the coming Global Day of Prayer (Sunday, May 27). Co-sponsored with PrayTV (Brandt Gillespie, President).
Brandt Gillespie writes: A critically important 10 days is coming soon. I wanted to make sure you were aware of these Ten Days of "Upper Room" Prayer in Northfield, Massachusetts, from May 17- May 27. This is the same timeframe the disciples spent in the Upper Room in Jerusalem.
Black Ministerial Alliance: 50 Clergy Sign Up for City Action Lori Nelson writes: At the Black Ministerial Alliance (BMA) meeting this morning the Boston TenPoint Coalitionís Reverend Jeffrey Brown and Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis led a community discussion to respond to the violence that has plagued the city. As a result of the dialogue, nearly 50 clergy members of the BMA committed themselves to engage in the following action steps:
Prayer Movement: A Special Invitation to 10 Days of Prayer Jonathan Friz writes: Before the first Pentecost, our Lord told his disciples to wait for His empowering in Jerusalem. They obeyed, and sought God in united prayer together with 120 others. At the end of 10 days, the Spirit descended and the Church was born.
Boston Globe: Murray vows vote on gay marriage Senate President Therese Murray, who supported an effort last fall to kill a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage without a vote, said yesterday that she will use her power as the new leader of the Senate and of the Constitutional Convention to ensure that lawmakers take an up-or-down vote on the amendment.
Volunteer Opportunity: Spanish translators needed for New Bedford raid court hearings Mary Holper writes: I'm writing to you because we are in desperate need for translators for bond hearings for the many people picked up in the raids at New Bedford last week, most of whom are women from El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala - there were about 350 arrested in total, and approximately 70 are still in detention in New England. There has been an amazing outpouring of support from attorneys, mostly at private firms, to take the cases for at least the bond hearings. However, not all of these attorneys speak Spanish - that is why I'm calling on you to volunteer.
Associated Press: National Association of Evangelicals condemns torture The National Association of Evangelicals has endorsed an anti-torture statement saying the United States has crossed "boundaries of what is legally and morally permissible" in its treatment of detainees and war prisoners in the fight against terror. Human rights violations committed in the name of preventing terrorist attacks have made the country look hypocritical to the Muslim world, the document states.